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The Truth About White Tigers and Why Their Breeding Needs to Stop

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

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The white tiger is a rare pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger. White tigers lack the pheomelanin pigment that normally gives a tiger its orange coloration, but they still produce the lighter eumelanin, and are therefore not considered to be albinos

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Kit B (276)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 5:59 am

Those who breed these tigers are not interested in the health and well being of the tiger, only the possible profits from displaying the tiger. The best way to end this might be education of the public; with warnings to not spend money on these animal displays.

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 6:17 am
Great but sad article, I didn't know what a large scale of health problems they have (Down's Syndrome!). RIP Kenny and Mohan, and as ease as possible life for Zabu.
Thank you Cher

Dee C (229)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 7:05 am
Years ago I posted an article on this..It is horrible that they are still breeding them after so many years of pleading..petitions..I am so disgusted with the greed and selfishness in this situation..

Thanks sweetie for bringing it up..Hope it helps..

pam w (139)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 7:43 am
White tigers were never a ''natural'' animal and the genes are detrimental to a tiger's survival in the wild. It's just WRONG to breed them as a novelty...for our entertainment.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 9:16 am
I agree Kit!

Ted W (127)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 9:56 am
Noted! Youd just have to know that theres someone trying to make a buck somewhere in this sceario! Muchos gracias Cher!!

Krista Slavin (195)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Betty K (304)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:16 am
Humans trying to play "god" and screwing up!

Kathleen R (192)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:29 am
Read and noted. Thanks Cher. And yes, breeding these animals is just wrong.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:58 am
Noted and Read with thanks Cher.
The AZA is trying hard to have this interbreeding stopped. I have never been in agreement of playing with nature. I felt sorry for some of the tigers, with deformities that cause them to not be able eat properly. To use these tigers as displays to make money, is deceptive.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 11:55 am
It doesn't take a very bright bulb to see that inbreeding is a disaster waiting to happen. Hasn't anybody learned from our mistakes??

Kit H (173)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 12:56 pm
Inbreeding produces lesser offspring with various health problem and should not be promoted.

. (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 2:59 pm
What a sad article; all for money.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 4:20 pm
Thank you Cheri very interesting and informative. P.S. noted

S J (130)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 5:54 pm
leave them alone, please. thanks

Sherri G (128)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 8:39 pm
Man must leave nature alone and stop exploiting every resource and living species on this planet including us. Signed and noted TY CHER

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday May 2, 2014, 12:05 am
Very interesting article. Thanks!

Sara P (57)
Friday May 2, 2014, 5:44 am
Leave Mother Nature alone!! Thanks for sharing Cher.

Sandi C (99)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:06 am
just leave them alone. ty

Howard Crosse (21)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 5:18 am
Yet another example of how the human race feels that it can exploit other animals for its' own ends. It is not only the breeders who are to blame of course, those who pay to see such 'spectacles' are every bit as much to blame. We should boycott all animal shows.
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