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Animals, Bad, and Cats: <p><a href="http://bigcatawareness.tumblr.com/post/157702069818/so-the-main-reason-i-was-motivated-to-blog-today" class="tumblr_blog">bigcatawareness</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>So the main reason I was motivated to blog today was the growing popularity of this video, and then some photos of the obese tigers going around.  It’s been posted over and over uncritically, and without any real thought on what’s going on.  </p> <p>This video, along with these photos:</p> <figure data-orig-width="469" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/652f400f38e42fa77dc1528220180900/tumblr_inline_oly1haeN5G1qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/652f400f38e42fa77dc1528220180900/tumblr_inline_olyfze2Z8W1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="469" data-orig-height="453" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/652f400f38e42fa77dc1528220180900/tumblr_inline_oly1haeN5G1qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><p>Are all from Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, China.  I have talked about them long ago, when addressing the heavily overcrowded enclosures.  What people don’t realize about <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/24/517071619/the-problem-with-that-video-of-tigers-squaring-off-with-a-drone">this place is that it is a tiger farm</a>.  The cats are made so fat by their extremely poor diet and being overfed, because one of the big draws of the facility are live animals that tourists can buy to feed them and watch the animals tear apart:</p> <figure data-orig-width="416" data-orig-height="456" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d57109401131f22a5d126f685356283f/tumblr_inline_oly1uiYeY11qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d57109401131f22a5d126f685356283f/tumblr_inline_olyfzf9ffK1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="416" data-orig-height="456" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d57109401131f22a5d126f685356283f/tumblr_inline_oly1uiYeY11qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><p>Obviously the fowl are the cheapest and probably what they get most often.  And then get to fight over.  And they don’t just house tigers.  They do have lions as well, which are also obese.  Ever seen a fat cheetah?</p> <figure data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="367" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a6330377347252a66b8a9965b88dc4ff/tumblr_inline_oly2b9aMij1qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fb7e77d2a05b01d4b2c1df3f3c871f88/tumblr_inline_olyfzf4IHX1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="367" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a6330377347252a66b8a9965b88dc4ff/tumblr_inline_oly2b9aMij1qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><p>Now you have.  There are white tigers, even ligers as well. And then there’s this photo of a leopard, remarkably not obese, but in a pretty substandard enclosure:</p> <figure data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="366" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/981abbeec80e455ff523e7483b8d86e7/tumblr_inline_oly1zuDMv91qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/282d356468a09bea067f91501b57c4fc/tumblr_inline_olyfzfO0yk1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="366" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/981abbeec80e455ff523e7483b8d86e7/tumblr_inline_oly1zuDMv91qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><p>There are photos of people holding cubs, more overcrowded animals, and poor enclosures abound.  In light of the recent popularity of the fat tigers, the facility <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/vb.6622931938/10154531147401939/?type=2&amp;theater">did an interview</a>, in which they basically said “they’re fat because of the cold.”  Which I hope we all know is profoundly untrue.  There are multiple images as well from their gift shop promoting tiger bone wine and other trade in tiger parts, which is in direct violation o the ‘93 ban on the trade.  </p> <figure data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="202" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8ae590aeffaa21134f5f5b39d011a545/tumblr_inline_oly3rfdz811qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c67e8b6f0bbfbf37528bf72cf3e7ce4b/tumblr_inline_olyfzhFpFN1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="202" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8ae590aeffaa21134f5f5b39d011a545/tumblr_inline_oly3rfdz811qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="476" class="tmblr-full" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d410ba1abc6794af9f96e579cefa960a/tumblr_inline_oly3rmaoFq1qbq1a8_540.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/42df2aa97964fbc8a12d46451ee69458/tumblr_inline_olyfzhxIBX1rw09tq_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="476" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d410ba1abc6794af9f96e579cefa960a/tumblr_inline_oly3rmaoFq1qbq1a8_540.png"/></figure><p>Bottom line, Siberian Tiger Park is a BAD facility.  Stop sharing the videos and photos uncritically.</p> </blockquote>

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