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Electioneered to Its Death: Rare White Tiger Used as Pakistani Campaign Mascot Dies of Dehydration in 30C Heat

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

- 1833 days ago -
A rare white tiger that has appeared at rallies during Pakistan's election season has died of dehydration.

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Pat B (356)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:23 am
What a tragedy this tiger died. So sad.!!! Thank you, Cher for this news.

Christeen A (368)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:37 am
This is terrible. Very sad. What were they thinking?

Lynn D (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:06 pm
So truly pathetically unforgivable!

paula eaton (30)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:07 pm
There is no excuse for this tigers death. Shame on them for killing this tiger.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:50 pm
:( RIP! Damn the Nawaz party! I hope when they've finished counting that Nawaz Sharif FAILED to win the election, though already claimed winner- with tiger blood on this win..

Robert O (12)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:57 pm
That's just horrible and heartbreaking.

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:17 pm
Is this party's politics as ill informed, and down right stupid as their disreguard for this animal?

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:39 pm
noted!!!! Damn!!!!! what a terrible news!!! RIP bello!!!!!what ignorant people!!! what a crime!!!! poor animal!!!! for God sake!!!! this really break my heart!!!! I hope that election of this bastards just go to hell!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:47 pm
How could you use an animal like this for electioneering The poor thing must have been so hot and tired Are these people so stupid that they dont know big cats dont go out in the heat of the day I hope whoever had it loses the election serves them right idiots

noted thanks

Barbara T (431)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:00 pm
This tiger is exactly like someone wearing a HEAVY FUR COAT in the heat. [One that they can't take off!]
The tiger was probably dehydrated too.
Tigers, unlike other Big Cats, go into water to cool off. And stay in shade. [That's why they have stripes - to imitate vegetation. Duh.]
White Tigers are apparently very inbred, all genetically descended from one family, one mutation, and so have a number of weaknesses and vulnerabilities more than other tigers have.

I hope the Spirit of the Tiger CURSES this Political Party, and they start to LOSE each time from now on!
[Curses can work Psychologically, if not Supernaturally.]
If they can be made to respect Tiger Curses, this won't happen again, anywhere!
I'll add my Curses to the Tiger's, any day! Wiccans, Pagans, are you out there?
A Tiger's Curse has got to be fearsome and powerful, like Tigers are!

Sandi C (98)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:06 pm
sadly noted.

Shawna S (45)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:33 pm
Very sad indeed. The insanity must stop!!

Monday May 13, 2013, 1:10 am
Noted. This is so sad. Thanks Cher

April W (1)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:16 am
Shame on them for allowing this beautiful animal to die! This is absolutely heartbreaking and unacceptable.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:06 am
Noted, thanks.

Sam E M (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:31 am
How dumb can you get?

Patricia H (440)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:23 am
sadly noted

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:21 am
What you expect from backwards people!!

cynthia l (207)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:55 am
heartbreaking. What ignorant asses to have no concern for this magnificent creature they LET die. It's murder

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:59 am
sadly noted

Joy M (33)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:05 am
So absolutely maddening!! It's bad enough to parade this beautiful animal around like a novelty item but couldn't one stupid POS given him some water??!! It's not that stinkin' hard and takes about 1 second!!!!

Jan Garen (86)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:53 pm

David C (131)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:12 pm
how sad.....

John De Avalon (36)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:31 pm
What a waste....

John De Avalon (36)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:36 pm
Someone so vain and thoughtless would not get my vote...

M B (62)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:58 pm
This is heart breaking. Poor tiger !!

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:03 pm
disgusting!!! How heart breaking!! Why are people so cruel and selfish????

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:47 pm
BMutiny T, yes...would it not be wonderful if a Curse of this courageous Tiger befalls this political party. No tiger should suffer this horrific death and indignity to its species. Big cats are not political trophies to be hauled around and put on display. Big cats hate noises and heat and should be in the wild, free to roam and be tigers not political mascots. So sad and unnecessary. So many tigers are endangered and here is another one sacrificed on the alter of human arrogance. A majestic tiger deserves so much better.

Sara P (57)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:34 am
Ladies and gentlemen, my is not racism, just I note once more that some countries are uncivilized, they don't know what respectis neither for people and for the animals. It would be better if this unless bastards disappear from circulation!

Carol H (229)
Friday May 17, 2013, 4:50 pm
no excuse for that!!!
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