Akira Furusho, 40, was found bleeding from the neck in the tiger's cage and died shortly after. The 5 year old male #Tiger
named Riku, was sedated with a tranquilliser. “We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because the bereaved family asked us to do so," said a zoo official.
RIP to this poor man and my thoughts go out to his family who in spite of their heartache and grief are able to see what society can’t - that it’s not the tiger’s fault so we can’t kill an animal for doing what’s in their nature.
Shame on the #Zoo
for not having the correct safety measures in place that would have prevented this incident and also shame on them for existing in the first place as #CaptivityIsCruel
and serves no #Conservation
Side note - all of the articles on this story keep referring to the #WhiteTiger
as a ‘rare, endangered species’. I just want to address that as it’s inaccurate. #WhiteTigers
are a variant of the orange #BengalTiger
sub-species and owe their colour to a recessive gene. The last known free-ranging white tiger was shot by a #Hunter
in India in 1958.
Nowadays, all white tigers exist in #Captivity
and they’re all INBRED (father to daughter, mother to son, brother to sister etc), which has resulted in eyesight problems and deformities.
and cub-petting facilities only inbreed them for NOVELTY purposes not to ‘save a rare, endangered species’ (the lies they spread) because #Nature
doesn’t favour white tigers, which is why the odds of one being born is 1 in 10,000.
Why? Because they can’t camouflage in the jungles of India. They’d stand out, struggle to stalk and catch prey and starve. Whenever you see a white tiger, just know that it’s NOT conservation. It’s just humans messing with nature for profit and greed.
Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_