The problem with exploiting animals for entertainment

 

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

 

There is a huge problem with exploiting wild cats for entertainment purposes. Sure, the animals are often declawed or defanged, but that doesn’t make them safer to handle. Even with a declawed foot, a young tiger’s paw strike can be powerful enough to break bones. These are common alterations on animals in entertainment. The changes have long-lasting, and sometimes devastating, effects. In this video, our volunteer coordinator Maryssa thoughtfully explains why Carolina Tiger Rescue does not condone the use of these beautiful exotic cats for entertainment purposes and ways you can help ensure others don’t meet the same fate. We have several tigers who were exploited as cubs. The Carolina Tiger family is grateful animals like Saber and Shenandoah can live their lives with the space to run and be the wild cats they deserve the be!