Stop Making Tigers Perform Tricks for Human Entertainment

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Target: General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

Goal: Shut down zoo where tigers are kept in concrete pens and forced to perform circus acts under threat of starvation.

At the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand, approximately 130 tigers are kept in small concrete pens, where they are forced to perform circus tricks for visiting tourists. These cruel tricks allegedly include jumping through hoops of fire, walking across small platforms made of steel, and balancing on a tight wire. According to one of the zoo’s trainers, when a tiger makes mistakes, they’re punished with starvation or excessive limitation of food. Trainers also have sturdy, painful whips that they allegedly use to control the tigers while they’re performing tricks.

Many of the tigers at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo also show signs of malnourishment. According to World Animal Protection International, who investigated this zoo, one of the tigers was so thin that they could see its hips and ribs. Allegedly, one of the reasons why the tigers are malnourished is because of the cruel and unnatural way they are often fed. Guests are encouraged to pay extra for a tiger feeding activity. During this activity, guests shoot boxes with a pellet gun. Each time they hit a bullseye, a piece of meat is released. The tigers all lunge for the meat, with the strongest tigers getting the most food. Because of this competition, weaker tigers often do not get much food, resulting in their emaciated look.

The Sriracha Tiger Zoo must be shut down, and the tigers there must be able to live out their lives in their natural environment. Stand up for the tigers that are forced to live in concrete pens, performing tricks to avoid starvation. Sign this petition and demand justice for the tigers who spend their lives trapped at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Karnjanarat,

The Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Pattaya allegedly forces its tigers to perform dangerous circus acts, including jumping through hoops of fire. The trainers reportedly use painful whips and the threat of starvation to control the animals and force them to do tricks. Many of the zoo’s tigers also appear to be malnourished, and they spend their entire lives in small concrete pens.

These tigers need to be taken out of this cruel environment where they live under the constant threat of starvation and physical punishment. You have the chance to give these tigers a better life where they are able to roam free and use their natural instincts. For the good of all of the tigers trapped in this zoo that promotes animal cruelty, I urge you to shut down the Sriracha Tiger Zoo.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jason D’Right

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7 Comments

  1. Yet another case of an oriental country having NO respect or care for any animals. Is it not time we educated the thick cruel idiots?

  2. They just want the money, that don’t care about any animals,sick cruel monster

  3. Gene Sengstake says:

    The world is full of sick people – not only the zoo and circus operators – but the multitude of “consumers” who are either so stupid as to not recognize cruelty when they see it (and probably have a good idea of what is going on behind the scenes) – or simply don’t give a damn. It’s a sad world we live in. Being human is nothing to be proud of – – –

  4. ESTO TIENE QUE PARAR, NO QUEREMOS MÁS ENTRETENIMIENTO CON ANIMALES, NO QUEREMOS CRIADEROS NI SECUESTROS DE LA NATURALEZA CON TAN INDESCRIPTIBLE CRUELDAD Y VIOLENCIA. ESTO ES UN CRIMEN!!!! ALTO A ESTAS IGNORANTES BRUTALIDADES. NO SABEMOS CÓMO ES QUE EL SER HUMANO PUEDE DIVERTIRSE CON EL DOLOR Y EL SUFRIMIENTO DE ESTAS INCREÍBLES ESPECIES. EL ENTRETENIMIENTO CON ANIMALES YA ES SÓLO PARA IGNORANTES!!!!

  5. Nooshin Perla says:

    People who buy these junk, ARE as guilty as the moron, sick who makes them!! I wonder if it is even possible for these kinds of people to understand, what they are doing Is wrong, cruel and shameful!!

  6. END THE ANIMAL ACTS NOW.

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