A California man was just sentenced
to prison for smuggling an endangered Bengal tiger cub from Mexico to the U.S. last year. Unfortunately, the tiger cub was sent to his own prison: the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Please sign this petition demanding that San Diego Zoo Safari Park release the tiger cub to a sanctuary now!
Many animals forced to live in captivity suffer from "zoochosis," a condition that causes animals to hurt themselves and behave in other unusual ways, due to the stress of confinement. Tigers
often suffer zoochosis because their natural habits are severely limited and/or altered in captivity. In the wild, tigers typically roam across large distances, climb trees, run and swim, all with minimal human contact. This is not the case in captivity where animals are gawked at all day long for corporate profit
A sanctuary is a much better choice for tigers. Instead of being driven to madness, this adorable bengal tiger cub could live a happy life in a sanctuary where he will have access to food, protection, and veterinary care, all without being forced to be on public display.Tell San Diego Zoo Safari Park to do the right thing and send this precious tiger to a sanctuary by adding your name to the petition.
Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego