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TAKE ACTION; Ask the Nuggets Team to Keep Tigers and Kittens Off the Court- Ban Live Animals at Games


Animals  (tags: denver nuggets, basketball games, wild animals, tiger cubs, kittens, animal advocates, peta, scared animals )

Simone
- 2136 days ago - getactive.peta.org
During a recent Denver Nuggets basketball game, Rocky, the team's costumed mascot, paraded around the game floor with two live tiger cubs, whom he held up in the air as the fans roared and screamed. Fans were also able to have their photos taken with the



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Samantha R. (16)
Sunday November 23, 2008, 1:03 pm
shameful but not unexpected behaviour. people need to be brought up to respect the rights of animals and it should start at birth.
 

Pat M. (2)
Monday November 24, 2008, 7:37 am
Operators of these businesses often starve the cubs to keep them small enough to use for the "photo-for-money" business. (In the U.S., each state has different laws regulating this type of business. In states where it's legal, there's generally an upper weight limit.) When the animals get too big to be used for taking pictures with people -- they are typically discarded. That can mean they are sold as pets, euthanized or maybe end up in a canned hunt. A continuous supply of baby tigers is needed to stay in business. The operators will often say they are somehow involved in tiger conservation, thereby taking advantage of well-intentioned people who believe them.
 

De L. (321)
Monday November 24, 2008, 11:44 pm
This is animal abuse and should be treated as such. People need to stop and think how these animals came to be in these places - and stop giving these places money so they can get more animal to abuse!!!
 
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