China’s tiger parks under fire
If you’re thinking of visiting a tiger ‘park’ or ‘farm’, in China or elsewhere, take a look at this article from SMH.com.
The tourists piled into the bus, which took them through a series of gates into an enclosed, snow-covered field. Within minutes, the bus – modified so that a steel cage covered the windows – was surrounded by more than 20 Siberian tigers.
A Toyota Land Cruiser pulled into the enclosure and someone inside tossed out two live chickens that landed near the left side of the bus. Cameras clicked and blood splattered. Within seconds, the tigers had ripped the birds apart. As inhumane as this scene from February might appear, it is just a small part of what happens each day at China’s “tiger farms”.
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