Justin Bieber pets and poses with chained tiger
Tigers belong in the wild, where their needs can be fully met – not in captivity for use as entertainment or photo props.
This past weekend, Justin Bieber was photographed petting and posing with a chained tiger at his father’s engagement party. Bieber shared a photo of himself with the tiger on Instagram.
Show-business is no business for wild animals - it’s disappointing to see another celebrity posing for a wild animal selfie.
People posing with wildlife don’t realize that a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ photo for them means a lifetime of misery for the animal.
To be used for entertainment, tigers are forcibly removed from their mothers as cubs, trained to perform, and often suffer for the rest of their lives in captivity.
Tigers are also highly unpredictable, with people around the world being mauled or attacked when posing or interacting with these animals.
To people with huge influence like Justin Bieber our message is simple; tigers are wild animals, not entertainers.
What can you do to help
We’re urging TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most influential tourism websites, to protect wild animals and stop profiting from wildlife exploitation. Our investigations have revealed that TripAdvisor is profiting through the sale of tickets to venues that force wild animals to entertain tourists. It sells these tickets through Viator, a travel and tour booking company it acquired in 2014.
The future of wildlife is in TripAdvisor’s hands. Sign our petition today and let’s protect wild animals together.