Created To Raise Awareness With The Public & Elected Officials

Summary

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There are more tigers in America than in the wild in the rest of the world.
They are the product of unregulated breeding.

Conservation

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Contrary to the Conservation message of exhibitors, no tiger has ever been introduced into the wild.

Surplus

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Bred only for amusement to supply roadside zoos with tiger cubs used for pay to pet operations created a surplus of tigers.

White Tigers

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The term Royal White Tiger was invented by a Las Vegas night club act. Not a unique species, a recessive gene produces the white coat.

Cub Petting

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You can pet, hold, walk, run or swim with a tiger cub for a fee. After 100 days they are too dangerous to hold and are dumped.

Illegal Trade

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In America a live adult tiger can be purchased for $200, their parts are worth $10,000.
A tiger is worth more dead than alive.

Roadside Zoos

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You can keep a 500 lb. tiger in a space the size of your bathroom, feed it roadkill and garbage for its entire life, it is all perfectly legal.

Bad Laws

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With $40 and ID you can get a Federal license to breed and exhibit tigers. There is no limit to the number of tigers you may own.

Colton

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PAWS undertook the largest tiger rescue in U.S. history, saving 39 starving tigers from a roadside zoo in Colton, CA. This is their story.

Entertainers

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In 1833 Isaac Van Amburgh entered a tiger cage, beat them and dared them to attack. The tiger act became a part of the American-style circus. It still continues.

Tiger Mills

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Facility that constantly breeds and sells tigers, especially cubs. This is story of the shutdown of one of these mills and the relocation of 75 tigers.