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Always wanted to get up close to a tiger? You need to watch this first!
27 November 2014
United States reality TV personality Kim Kardashian got criticism for participating in a publicity stunt of the human rights violating absolute monarchy Bahrain.
More recently, Kim’s sister and fellow reality TV personality Khloé Kardashian went to a country, not so far from Bahrain, which is also a human rights violating absolute monarchy: Dubai.
In Dubai, the situation for animals, especially for big cats, seems to be not really better.
From Wildlife Extra:
Khloe Kardashian causes outrage for selfie with tiger cub in Dubai
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has been condemned by wildlife charities for being the latest celebrity in the disappointing trend of taking wild animal selfies (click here to see the image). Khloe then posted the image on her instagram account.
For the photograph Khloe was cuddling a tiger cub, which, says the conservation charity World Animal Protection, probably would have had its “canine teeth and claws removed – a process which causes them great pain,” so that it was safe for tourists to handle. “These ‘once in a lifetime’ photos mean a lifetime of misery for the animal involved,” it said in a statement
More tigers live in captivity today than in the wild. It’s estimated that the number of captive tigers in the United States alone is at least 5,000 – far more than the 3,200 left in the wild globally. Many of these captive tigers are kept not by accredited sanctuaries or zoos but by private owners.
Tourists are often unaware of the cruelty tigers suffer for these tourist attractions. That’s why we recently launched the next step in our ‘Before they book’ campaign, to expose the hidden suffering that lies behind posing with tigers for holiday snaps. Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach, Programme Manager for Wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region, said:
“We’re disappointed to see yet another celebrity posing with a wild animal. Tigers belong in the wild, where their needs can be fully met – not in captivity for use as entertainment or photo props.
“While interacting with tigers may seem harmless, people posing with wildlife don’t realize that a ‘once in a lifetime’ photo for them means a lifetime of misery for the animal. To be used for entertainment, tigers are forcibly removed from their mothers as cubs, trained to perform, and often suffer for the rest of their lives in captivity.
“Tigers are also highly unpredictable, and tourists around the world have been mauled or attacked when posing or interacting with these animals, underlining that show-business is no career for a wild animal.
“To people like Khloe Kardashian who love animals, our message is simple: see them in the wild.”
Global research shows that 50% of people who pay for a wild animal experience, do so because they love animals. But we know that if these animal lovers were aware of the abuse that takes place at wildlife tourist attractions and parks, they would never take part.
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