Oh cool this dumbass family has showed up on my dash again.
I don’t even need to say anything on all the problems here.
Dumbass? You guys act as if these beasts are monsters, they actually can be very friendly and everyone deserves a chance to socialize with them.
Just to clarify I wasn’t calling the tiger a dumbass. Just the family that makes the decision to share their home with 7 when they have a baby. That’s something called irresponsibility and endangerment.
Tigers aren’t “friendly.” They’re wild animals. And we should never be in one on one contact with them. Unless it’s for a vet procedure or they’re under for research purposes.
People do not ‘deserve’ to socialize with them.
It is that kind of thinking that is detrimental to these amazing animals.
That you have some kind of ‘right’ automatically given to you that you may completely ignore the needs of the animal, put yourself and the animal in danger, because you ‘deserve’ to be able to do whatever you want.
And in this case children in danger, who are not even openly making that decision for themselves.
And what happens to the tiger when it snaps at someone?
It gets put to sleep.
so you ‘deserve’ to be irresponsible, not provide the animal with the environment it DOES deserve, and risk having its life ended outright?
that’s a pretty big sense of entitlement right there.
this is no life for an animal, and a danger to those people. This should be illegal.
Fuck you guys, watch the video. These tigers have been with that man since babyhood, and just like any cat, all they want is love. They were already used to humans to the point where they won’t do certain things unless a certain family member with them. I
'd love to have a tiger as a family member. They're not pets, they're part of their family, and those tigers and children are happy, and that's what matters.
No. It is this level of ignorance that gets people killed, and gets the animals killed. They are not family members. They are not animals that you can form some “spiritual connection” bs with. These are apex predators with millions of years of instinct. Some are documented maneaters in the wild.
These aren’t house cats that we have spent thousands of years domesticating. These are wild animals with instinct, and it doesn’t matter in any capacity that he’s had them from cubs. Read the news. Captive tigers, raised by people, are killing their keepers all over the country and the world. And those tigers, acting on instinct, are either destroyed for their actions or end up living the rest of their lives in isolation.
This is an endangered species and they do not EVER belong in homes as pets. It is so counterproductive to their conservation that it isn’t funny. They belong in the wild or in responsible and accredited zoos that can properly provide for the animals and allow them to live with as little human contact as possible.
By the way if you think it is in any way acceptable to share a home with a tiger and a baby then please do not ever reproduce.
Okay I can understand you are trying to say what you think is right but, we know tigers are endangered species and they are no safer out in the wild then they are with such caring and loving people. There are poachers who kill these wonderful and beautiful creatures for money.
I have seen videos of Lions for peets sake, hugging other humans.
Another thing I should put out there, House cats are just smaller versions of Lions and Tigers, they have a natural instinct to kill also. I Have seen my pet cat in action and the way she killed some birds is something similar to how Lions and tigers kill their prey.
In my country Australia there are no such thing as Tasmanian Tigers anymore because they were dangerous, sure they were but they were just doing what they could to survive and us humans are tens of times more dangerous then these animals! We have guns and shoot and kill animals that threaten our life. We even kill our own kind!
These people might have saved this tigers life because it’s parents didn’t want it, which can happen a lot with animals and by the looks of things this family is doing pretty well, is looks like they have enough space for the tiger to run around in, bigger than most Zoo’s can provide and that baby is no older than the tiger it self and it seems to be doing just fine. Dogs and cats can be more dangerous to young ones than this tiger can. ALL animals have a killer instinct, just raising them the right way can make them learn on what and what not to kill.
Sometimes ignorance causes me physical pain.
This is one of those times.
“Dogs and cats can be more dangerous to young ones than this tiger can.”
This tiger could not even be trying to harm the young one, it could swat at it haphazardly, and kill or severely injure that baby. It could be walking by, and smack it with its solid muscle tail and give the child a concussion, without even trying. When they aren’t even in that mode these animals are dangerous. There are so many instances of big cats killing people when they weren’t even trying to kill them. Now imagine what happens when the tiniest thing sets them off and that animal legitimately tries to harm someone.
Do not ever compare a tiger to a house cat or a dog, or any other domesticated animal. You know how long it took us to domesticate cats? Studies suggest 13,000 years. How long for dogs? 32,000 years. It took that long to domesticate and establish a suitable living partnership between us and these once wild animals. The tigers in these pictures are only a few generations removed from their wild counterparts. Their instincts are not dormant, they are not put away by “love.” Tigers aren’t even a social species, it is literally not in their biological makeup to live peacefully with others unless it is a mother-cub relationship, and even that is temporary.
The whole “they’re no better off in the wild” argument is something I hear come up over and over again in defense of privately owning these animals. So do something about it. Donate to organizations that are working against it(of which there are many if you aren’t too lazy to do some research). This includes sanctuaries, accredited zoos, and conservation organizations like the WWF. If you have the money to consider the 10-20k+ commitment of a tiger you have the money to give it to people that actually know what they are doing. But to shrug your shoulders and give up on that spectrum, just so you can act on the astronomically egotistical ruling that that animal is better off in your home is one of the biggest detriments to endangered specie conservation.
Tigers have a shot in the wild, and some subspecies are making a comeback. They can breed, hunt, and live to adulthood. Their numbers are low but their quality of life is nothing compared to the shit life a pet tiger has. We are so ignorant as a species to assume that our “love” and a warm bed is all these animals need. They don’t need that from us. They don’t need shit from us other than to take proper care of those in responsible zoo and sanctuary hands, and to do the work necessary to make sure their wild counterparts can live their lives undisturbed.
Zoos actually have the means, funds, and education to provide proper housing and care for these animals. Which includes not only the welfare of the animals but the people in the immediate area. This jackass takes his tiger around in his truck with him. Do you have any idea how much of a danger that is to everyone around him, as well as his animal? That community did not have a say in a family deciding to keep 7 apex predators next door. That is a responsibility and a fear they had no choice in.
It is irresponsible, it is unnecessary, and it is disgusting negligence of a minor.
To support bigcatawareness’s awesome arguments, take a look at what happened to a keeper of tigers in Australia while he was playing with a tiger he helped raise. This animal has “known” this person since it was a cub. It was raised with all the love and care, given more “tiger-like” things tto do than the animal above. AND STILL IT NEARLY KILLED THE MAN. Without really even trying.
Thank goodness they didn’t put the tiger down. And the keeper is recovering. But all your arguments about how the tiger is family and how the tiger feels love are moot. Just read the article. Seriously.