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notactuallycute:

fritti-tailchaser:

notactuallycute:

 

I want to say this is either a private pet or a very small, unprofessional zoo. Having worked at a larger zoo —albeit not in the big cats department— we were told that interaction with animals that are a potential hazard (which, yes, includes tigers and other things, like maguari storks*) is limited if not prohibited with the higher risk animals. 
Followers? Do you guys know where this is from? 
-Romus


that tiger belongs to michael jamison, and nothing about this gif is ethical. for instance, tigers are wild apex predators, and therefore direct contact is discouraged by every responsible and ethical facility. other than that, any responsible facility would put the tiger under anesthesia first before pulling out a teeth. 
other than general unethicalness, keeping big cats (and yes, tigers included) is downstraight cruel and conservation damaging since it contributes to cub petting industries, tiger part trade in the black market, and many more.
as for michael jamison, i’m sure you’ll learn more about him if you go to tumblr user bigcatawareness or panthxra and search for the tag #michael jamison

I just looked into Micheal Jamison, and it’s sad that this post has over 300,000 notes.
Thank you for the additional information!
-Romus

notactuallycute:

fritti-tailchaser:

notactuallycute:

 

I want to say this is either a private pet or a very small, unprofessional zoo. Having worked at a larger zoo —albeit not in the big cats department— we were told that interaction with animals that are a potential hazard (which, yes, includes tigers and other things, like maguari storks*) is limited if not prohibited with the higher risk animals. 

Followers? Do you guys know where this is from? 

-Romus

that tiger belongs to michael jamison, and nothing about this gif is ethical. for instance, tigers are wild apex predators, and therefore direct contact is discouraged by every responsible and ethical facility. other than that, any responsible facility would put the tiger under anesthesia first before pulling out a teeth. 

other than general unethicalness, keeping big cats (and yes, tigers included) is downstraight cruel and conservation damaging since it contributes to cub petting industries, tiger part trade in the black market, and many more.

as for michael jamison, i’m sure you’ll learn more about him if you go to tumblr user bigcatawareness or panthxra and search for the tag #michael jamison

I just looked into Micheal Jamison, and it’s sad that this post has over 300,000 notes.

Thank you for the additional information!

-Romus

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