A tiger in a cage, Philippines - photo by Jon^2
What do people think about tigers for sale? Are you upset, appalled or OK about it? Is it a bad thing or acceptable? What is bad about it? How is an individual able to sell Siberian tiger cubs from a residential location? Well here is one person doing that it seems.
It just all seems very odd to me. This is a white Siberian tiger cub in what seems like the person’s bedroom. He (I presume he is the seller but I could be wrong) is asking $1,500.
“We have three lovely potty trained tiger cubs for sale.email me at email@example.com”
$1,500.00 --- Ad placed 9/16/2009
Item location Agoura Hills
This is the web address. -- Los Angeles Super Ads.
Here is another advert for Gorgeous Siberian Tiger Cubs for sale. This is for 4 orange tiger cubs and it is the same person as above selling (or the same email address) although the advert is on a different site. The contact email is: chao.tigercubsatyahoo.com.
These tigers for sale have the shots, vet checked and are “purebred” blah, blah. This means someone is breeding them in the USA, probably very common. The gene pool will be shockingly small and the tigers inbreed, almost certainly. This also has to be an unhealthy operation. And they seem to be selling to anyone with facilities or not. No one seems to care.
Here is another odd thing. A sick thing really. These cubs are described as “used” in the advert. Ah well, they are products aren’t they. No different from a used car and a similar price actually. A car is easier to maintain though. And it is dead.
“AKC registered, current on shots and dewormmed records and are from champion blood lines and pedegree” (the spelling is as is).
They sell for £1,000 and a Google map shows that they are or were (see advert - this might end up a broken link - it has at mid July 2010) in London (Lewisham, which is south-east London). There is a warning under the ad that warns visitors that a person(s) has already complained.
Finally, I'd like to refer to a one page website dedicated to selling tigers online Buytigers.com (new window). They proudly claim to be the first real tiger store and "breedings" come from India, they say. A "pack" that includes a tiger cost $13,400 (at Oct 2009). Very consumer orientated. Just like buying a car.
Lets try and figure out why it is bad to advertise tigers for sale, to sell tigers. These are my reasons; there must be others:
If a visitor can find the time I would like to hear people’s views on this. A comment can be left below. I also leave a poll just here:
Some tiger links on its endangerment in the wild and in captivity:
Tigers for sale - Photos: they are not published under license as I consider this important and claim fair use.
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