Tigers belong in jungles, not boardrooms
Tuesday February 2, 2010
A LOCAL radio station has somehow procured a tiger cub and has been taking it on a “roadshow” to offices in the Klang Valley.
The tiger cub is led on a leash into corporate offices and boardrooms, and employees are given the opportunity to touch and pet it.
This is not only a shocking act of cruelty, but is also extremely dangerous, as it is very possible that the tiger, in its state of confusion and disorientation, could attack someone.
It is ironic that this gross exploitation of an endangered species comes on the back of the National Tiger Action Plan to increase the number of tigers in our jungles, launched by our Government in collaboration with WWF Malaysia.
I urge the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and WWF Malaysia to not only take urgent steps to put this tiger back where it belongs, but to tighten our current laws and regulations to ensure no more animals have to suffer in this way for the sake of human amusement.
Tigers belong in the jungles, not boardrooms.