Stop Supporting the Abuse of Captive Tigers


Target: General public

Goal: Never visit or support facilities that keep tigers captive for profit, as these animals are often starved, beaten and otherwise abused.

Countless tigers are caged and mistreated by attractions offering them for selfies and entertainment to unsuspecting tourists. Experts are using International Tiger Day to remind travelers to steer clear of abusive facilities that exploit tigers for profit. While the infamously cruel tiger temple in Thailand has finally been closed after the discovery of 40 dead tiger cubs kept in a freezer and much public pressure, many more equally abusive facilities continue to operate around the country and elsewhere.

A World Animal Protection Group report found that people who visit tiger tourism sites are inevitably supporting animal abuse. Tiger cubs are separated from their mothers just two or three weeks after birth and are given to tourists to be viewed and mishandled as though they were playthings. This can lead to injury and extreme stress. Some sites starve or physically punish tigers to force them into submission, and in most places tigers are kept in cages far too small for them.

Sign this petition pledging never to visit an attraction that keeps abused tigers captive for profit and put pressure on Thailand to shut down all such facilities once and for all.


Dear Prime Minister Chan-o-cha,

The highly mediatized and disturbing events that took place at Thailand’s tiger temple exposed the abuse and cruelty these majestic animals suffer in countless similar facilities across the country. Tourist attractions all over Thailand exploit and mistreat tigers.

A report by World Animal Protection Group found that captive tigers are starved and beaten into submission, as well as kept in tiny cages far too small for them. Tiger cubs are torn from their mothers at just two weeks old to be manhandled by clueless tourists and used as selfie props, often causing them injury and stress.

I pledge not to visit Thailand until all facilities that keep tigers captive for profit are shut down for good and all tigers released to suitable sanctuaries where they may recover from the abuse they endured.


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  1. Wendy Morrison says:

    Unchained these gorgeous tigers and let them run free. Chain these owners and make them do tricks while chained.

  2. Anita Culling says:

    Stop abusing animals and leave them too be free as they have should be. They do NOT belong to anyone except the wild

  3. val gaffney says:

    Nobody should pay or attend naything were animls of any kind are involved. They re all abused and illtreated to get them to obey the commandsof humans! BOYCOTT ALL FAIRS? CIRCUSES ZOOS ETC ETC

  4. Linda Barnett says:

    ALL big cats should be free NOT imprisoned in captivity for man’s amusement and profit. Exploitation of ANY wild creature should be illegalised worldwide. All tigers must be released to reputable sanctuaries if it is not possible to reintroduce them to their natural habitat. They deserve respect and freedom NOT imprisonment in man’s selfish world for profit!

  5. Malcolm Booth says:

    I’ve not been to Thailand yet but would like to one day. However this practice must cease before I consider a visit. Tigers are wild animals and should be left alone in the wild.

  6. This cruel to animals, immoral, country should be boycotted – seems to attract a lot of cruel, immoral, drunk westerners anyway.

  7. Beth Knafla says:

    Post your comment so laws protecting exotic animals pass!!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0107

  8. Bev Woodburn says:

    I am sickened by the atrocities the human species commit against all animals purely for GREED.

  9. Leave the tigers alone!

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