U.S. ‘Pet’ Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)

Nicole Paquette is the vice president of wildlife protection at The Humane Society of the United States. They are bred repeatedly and forced to produce litter after litter — so many litters that there are now far too many tigers in the United States, and not enough responsible and experienced facilities to care for them. One of the main causes of tiger overpopulation in the United States is some facilities use tiger cubs for public handling. For a fee, members of the public can play with, bottle-feed, swim with or have their photo taken holding a tiger cub.

March 2, 2015 8:15 pm

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