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Tiger Rental Is a Sign of Greater Problems


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers )

Cher
- 626 days ago - mnn.com
Indonesia proposes renting out endangered cats as exotic pets.



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Yvette Fouche (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 7:22 am
Unsane
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Monday April 1, 2013, 8:53 am
Absolutely crazy.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:13 am
Tiger rental? G-d forbid. Why don't they improve income from tourism by building better sancturaries and safer habitats? I would pay to stay in a hotel smack dab in the middle of a tiger haven where the tigers couldn't get to me and I couldn't get to them.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:48 am
Today must be April Fools Day because that is what this idea is. Pure foolishness. People are so frickin clueless sometimes. Thanks Cher.
 

Barbara D. (78)
Monday April 1, 2013, 12:07 pm
G*d forbid!! Just wait til someone gets mauled. This is lunacy!
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:04 pm
They should do it by getting these rich people to pay for their protection and naming them, as pets a very bad idea.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:40 pm
That's crazy. It's all being done for human greed. I will fight this.
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:53 pm
This does not suprise me with Indonesia.It is an animal abusing moronic country
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:00 pm
What a completely stupid idea A few people will get killed from this and the animals will lose their lives
What happened to these peoples brains You would not find them with a microscope


Noted thanks
 

Ruth M. (252)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:14 pm
How more ridiculous could this be!!!
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:25 pm
Has Indonesia gone mad - renting tigers out??? and thinking that is a good way to save them from extinction???
Just because there are rich people that think having a tiger is a status symbol does not give the right to rent a tiger to anybody on this Earth. Maybe there could be a way to transfer all these Sumatran Tigers to a safe sanctuary in order to save them.
Noted. Thank you for the awareness Cher.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:30 pm
What gives Indonesia the right to displace and rent a gift of nature for profir? Just another nation of the worst of the species labelled humans.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:40 pm
Renting? Are they crazy? This should not be allowed.
 

Beth M. (244)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:44 pm
Very good article. Everyone and everything on this earth is connected in some way.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:31 pm
One step forward, two steps back.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Monday April 1, 2013, 6:44 pm
Noted. I've seen something like this before; thanks for it.
 

Linda P. (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 7:26 pm
This is insane, this is a disaster waiting to happened for these magnificent creatures. Tigers or any wildlife are not something you rent out. Someone can get mauled or killed and then the tiger will get killed. Do not do this, they are not pets they are WILD animals.
 

june t. (66)
Monday April 1, 2013, 10:07 pm
greed combined with the desire to have something exotic that other people don't have = a very bad combination.
 

Laurel Rohrer (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:11 am
Stupid idea. Tigers should not be pets.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:14 am
unreal! still shaking my head in disbelief!!
 

janet f. (31)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:59 am
Seriously, WTF is wrong with the southeast asians?
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:07 am
Unbelievable!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:41 am
Wow. That is really stupid, not to mention unsafe. Those Asians are crazy.
 

Sandi C. (238)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:09 am
thats just plain nuts.
 

gillian brown b. (77)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:50 pm
I thought this was a joke at first,plain daft and stupid.Noted thanks.
 

Lori U. (3)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:17 pm
People have no business having wild animals as "pets". The only way these big cats would benefit is if it was treated like a sponsorship where the people donate to their care in a preserve or sanctuary.
 
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