Pay To Play is Abusive to Tigers and Unsafe for Public

Avatar BCR | March 20, 2010 63 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

For those of you who have never seen a classic "pay to play" business using a 15 week old baby tiger, Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH features one and these videos were shot there.  Watching these, you'll see why we ask over and over and over for letters to be written to the resorts, to the councils involved, and to the federal/state government trying to save these little ones from this life, and the even crueler one that awaits when they're too big to cart around anymore.  Please watch and then email your outrage.....

Note how this child's ignorant mother is paying for her son to pet the tiger while simultaneously rubbing his hands over his mouth and nose.  The potential for disease transmission could not have been better documented.  USDA guidelines say that tigers and other big cats should not be used until they are 8 weeks old and not after 16 weeks old, but this tiger looks older.  The sad truth is that there is no way to investigators to know the true age of the cat unless they were standing there when he was born and no way to know what happens to this tiger next month when he is far too big to be used this way.


1.Larry D. Silver, owns Kalahari Resorts, among many other substantial real estate holdings.  Info about his company:

Silver Companies is a Boca Raton, Fla. and Metro Washington, D.C.–based master developer of large commercial and residential
land tracts and a diversified real estate investment firm. Since 1941, Silver Companies has built an impressive private enterprise
with commercial development approaching 11 million sq. ft. and residential site development totaling more than 50,000 units. In
addition, the company's private equity division has provided more than $1 billion in capital to builders and developers during the
last six years. Silver Companies is led by CEO Larry D. Silver and is backed by teams of division presidents, engineers,
contractors, project managers, lending, leasing and acquisitions professionals and nationally-recognized strategic partners.

BOCA RATON FL 33431-4422

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