21 Oct '11, 8am

Do Endangered Tigers Belong at a County Fair? | Care2 Causes

Do Endangered Tigers Belong at a County Fair? | Care2 Causes

The Topsfield Fair that was held this October in Topsfield, MA, added six Bengal tigers to its list of amusements this year. Terry Frisco’s tigers, from the “Bengal Tiger Encounter” were on display all day with three scheduled shows throughout the day and gave fair goers the opportunity to feed the tigers raw meat. A 4-month-old tiger also had its own little demonstration. While people weren’t allowed to touch or have direct contact with the tigers, their presence raised concerns about safety issues, for both people and the tigers, along with the message it sends about keeping exotic animals in captivity and forcing them to travel long distances and entertain the masses. “Any time you deal with animals, there are people that say animals belong in the wild, but tigers are going extinct,” said Frisco. He’s right about tiger’s not doing so well. It’s now estimated that there...

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