Tiger King: Questions Answered 2020
There are currently more tigers living in captivity in the United States than there are left in the wild. In many states, it is perfectly legal to keep a tiger in your home or backyard. Tiger cubs are being bred and exploited at an alarming rate to fuel the cruel cub petting industry. Learn more about the current and pending laws surrounding private ownership and roadside zoos like the ones featured in Tiger King.
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‘Tiger King’ could have been a change agent. Despite the impetus of the 5-year project — finding a big cat in someone’s white van in the heat of summer — a deliberate choice was made not to focus on the tigers at all. Their story remains untold.May 11, 2020 Legally Brief
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