The tiger adopted a litter of piglets (but is it a story full of workers?)
por BARRY WIGMORE
In a touching scene, a tiger adopts a litter of piglets after the tigress’s cubs have died. However, what many do not know is that these images were not taken in California, as claimed in an email that circulated around the world.
The footage was actually taken at a zoo in Thailand, specifically the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, which has come under fire for its treatment of the animals. Furthermore, the practice of wrapping piglets in tiger skin is common in Thailand, where tigers are considered a culinary delight, and pigs are slaughtered for religious ceremonies.
In another zoo-related case, 23 tigers died from bird flu after being fed infected chickens. The zoo has also been accused of breeding tigers for export to China, where their bones are used in traditional medicines.
Although the zoo has denied all allegations against it, Animal Welfare International investigators have reported mistreatment of animals and the use of exotic animals in questionable shows.
In short, while the images of the tiger adopting a litter of piglets are true, the story behind them is more complicated than meets the eye, and the zoo where they were taken has come under fire for its treatment of the animals.