Tigre de Cristal, Russia's newest and largest casino, has received a lot of negative criticism for its treatment of a Siberian tiger cub during the grand opening last Wednesday. Some people claimed that the five-month-old female cub, named "Crystal", appeared to be drugged during the opening ceremony.
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Republic of Bashkortostan!? Is that a place in Russia? Is that even a place? Yeah tigers deserve better, especially the ones who are in grave danger 'cuz of the low reproduction numbers, but this story is a bit overblown. The danish zoo where they've killed and anatomized a lion and a giraffe in front of the public has done way worse things and nobody cares about them anymore...
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ah the good old republic of Bashkortostan, i remember that once on my trip to meet new cultures of the world i had a chance meet a couple of Bashkortostanis over a bottle of vodka... really great people, one oddity is that instead of pigs they are growing siberian tigers... other than that they are pretty normal
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Some interesting views pervading here in the forum on the relative and alleged treatment of a tiger cub. I really could get engaged in this but won't, at the risk of being outrageous. Haven't people learned that animals are not for show but to live their lives as it was intended.
Posted by damosk: Haven't people learned that animals are not for show but to live their lives as it was intended.
You mean to live their lives to see the day when some rich new aristocrat/oligarch is shooting them between they eyes just like happened with many thousands of (siberian) tigers during the last century? I think the zoo/reservation is better option.