Stop Exploiting Tiger Cubs

Tiger Cub Keven Law

Target: Randy Stearns, President of Dade City’s Wild Things

Goal: Stop Dade City’s Wild Things from continuously exploiting its tigers.

Dade City’s Wild Things is a roadside zoo that attracts customers by allowing them to handle tiger cubs. This practice is very detrimental to these sensitive cubs. Unfortunately, Dade City’s Wild Things continuously breeds tigers in order to keep up with this attraction since the window of opportunity is so small.

Just days after being born, the cubs are taken away from their mothers so they can become accustomed to being handled. In the wild, tiger cubs stay with their mothers until they are two years old. Being torn away from their mothers so early in life causes many mental and physical problems including underdeveloped immune systems. Injury is also common since the public is unaware of how to properly handle a fragile tiger cub.

Breeding cubs for the sole purpose of frivolous entertainment is inhumane and unnecessary. Sign this petition and demand the zoo stop exploiting tiger cubs for profit.


Dear Mr. Stearns,

Your zoo has been breeding and exploiting tigers for profit for far too long. In the wild, tiger cubs will stay with their mothers until they are two years old. At your facility, cubs are taken away just days after being born. This leads to many mental and physical problems including under developed immune systems. The cubs are not even given a chance to get the nutrients they need from their mothers’ milk.

In addition, allowing the public to handle tigers is irresponsible. These people do not know how to handle a fragile tiger cub and injury is common.

Please consider ending your zoo’s exploitation of these intelligent and sensitive animals. They deserve to roam free and play with friends, not be forced to interact with humans while trapped in cages. People are growing to oppose animal captivity and it is time you acknowledge that.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Keven Law

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  1. renate botzler says:

    Best Wishes to you my friends and Great Protection ?
    Special candle for you ?
    Nature treats back now ? bastards
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now ?
    Higher Justice works now ?

  2. Gerald Bowman says:

    Florida is a despicable place.
    This just is another reason not to go there.

  3. val gaffney says:

    This roadside zoo needs closing down – you don’t allow tis sort of ting, do you? Taking tiger cubs from thir mother isn’t on and should be a criminal offence and encouraging people to handle them surely should be! Don’t wait for someone to get hurt, the authorities should close this zoo down NOW!

  4. Beth Knafla says:

    This place is unbelievable, tourists pay 100 to 200 to pose, swim with little baby cub’s taken from their mothers, no chance at life. They make them swim until they can’t anymore. It must stop. All those baby cubs, ask the zoo where all those cub’s went?? USDA will shut them down, people are getting informed of this tourist trap. Governor needs to be alerted too.

    • Denise Baudin says:

      Mayor Camille Hernandez; Commissioner Scott Black; Commissioner Nicole Deese Newlon; Commissioner Eunice M. Penix; Commissioner James D. Shive:
      They have the power to close down this Wild Things ABUSEMENT ROADSIDE ZOO and prefer to do NOTHING. You people should get up from your cozy office recliners and pay a visit to Dade City’s Wild Things ABUSEMENT ZOO where RANDY STEARNS is the “president/man in charge” allowing the abuse and torture of tiger cubs to continue.
      TOURISTS: STOP encouraging all zoos, including this ABUSEMENT ROADSIDE ZOO. “Going to any zoo is agreeing with the GREEDY owners that it is o.k. to keep animals in captivity and abuse them.


  5. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Sons of bitches❗️?

  6. As you may know, the first two years of a tiger cub’s existence depends on its mother. Throughout this period of time, the cub obtains critical sustenance which comes from the mother’s milk as well as advancing its hunting and social skills. At Dade City’s Wild Things, this does not happen. Tiger cubs are oftentimes stolen from their mothers not long after birth, and are not allowed to experience their natural habitats. Furthermore, these babies are coerced into swimming, make appearances in television ads, and are constantly handled by unfamiliar people.

    You need to realize that you are robbing these cubs of their freedom, of their lives. Therefore, I am asking that you please send them to a reputable sanctuary and vow to never again acquire baby animals for Wild Things. Thank you.

  7. Yolanda Bernhard says:

    the hell is everywhere where the innocent and defenseless animals tortured and tormented
    the MAN is for these poor animals HELL
    resolves this hell – finally

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