There are more tigers held captive in the United States than there are in the wild. These majestic animals are either poached from the wild or bred in captivity for entertainment, traditional medicine, or to be kept as pets.
Captive tigers are constant victims of irresponsible tourism. Currently, there are no federal requirements for private ownership of big cats—companion animals like dogs and cats are more heavily regulated than tigers—leading to untold suffering of tigers being bred for selfies or as pets throughout the United States.
Additionally, breeding tigers in captivity serves no conservation purpose. In fact, tiger breeding has been linked to the illegal trade in tiger products, which encourages the poaching of wild tigers as well as the abuse of tigers in captivity.
You have the power to change this.
By pledging to join Team Tiger, you are committing to:
Never take a selfie with a tiger or own one as a pet
Speak out against the global wildlife trade
Support World Animal Protection’s work to protect tigers
Educate friends and family on why tigers don’t belong in captivity
Sign up to Team Tiger and urge family and friends to do the same.