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Visitors Swim With Tiger Cub at Dade City Wild Things!!!

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

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Dade City Wild Things offers their guests a unique experience to swim with a tiger cub!

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Tuesday June 10, 2014, 3:47 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 4:10 pm
Horrible--not impressed. What are these idiots thinking.

Richard S (209)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 4:51 pm
This is horrible. The cub doesn't want to do this. The cub should be with its mom in a calm environment. Shame, shame, shame.

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 5:23 pm
Sadly, these folks breed the momma tiger continuously (or buy a cub) for these profitable swim encounters, and then dump the cub on an underfunded sanctuary when the cub gets to big for contact with the public. (Or worse, the cub will go to a roadside zoo or canned hunting operation)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 5:31 pm
This is wrong these cubs need to be taught to avoid humans not swim with them.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 6:10 pm
Thanks for the comments
I was leary of coming here to say what you all already have. .
My faith is restored. ..hate swim with anything.

Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:12 am
roarrrr... :( no polite comment

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:56 am

Ismail Al ahmad (171)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:55 am
Noted, Thank you my friend Cher

Sara P (54)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:41 am
Why this people has to treat this animals like pets???' They are not, they are wild!

Connie O (44)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 7:12 am
this is horrible...

pam w (139)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 7:57 am
This is a tough call. On one hand, people will feel bonded and affectionate toward tigers.

On the other hand, these tigers should be IN BREEDING PROGRAMS! They're not naturally ''social'' to humans.

Catrin S (48)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 7:58 am
Not crazy about this , these animals are not pets and are not to be pranced around like a toy . They need our respect .

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:08 am
So true Richard S!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9:27 am
.No! It dowsn't feel right in so many ways.

Marija M (29)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 12:02 pm
Richard said it!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:55 pm
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.

Krista Slavin (195)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:56 pm
I sent them a message through their contact link saying how I feel this is animal abuse and how do they know when and if the baby wants to swim at any given time. How are they able to get permits for this and who "polices" this facility?

. (0)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:46 am
This is wrong on so many levels. Obscene use of a baby tiger cub just so they can make money. Shameful.

Krista Slavin (195)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 12:31 pm
Thought I would share the response I received back from Kathy at Dade City Wild Things.

I emailed: Subject: Swim with tiger babies - Message: This is just not right. How do you know when and if the baby even wants to swim at the time you dictate? I don't know how you are getting away with this abuse of an animal.

Kathy responded back with: Same way u know if u child wants to. Its all about the animals if we have to cancel we will. We only sch 2 a day and we alternate cubs. You really should learn facts not propaganda bullying from a competitor. Tigers and jaguars are not like most cats they love water and its pure joy for them to swim and play.

Yvonne F (181)
Friday June 13, 2014, 4:27 am
What is wrong with people?????? Horrendous!! Thanks Cher
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