dreaming-beneath-the-willow said: For those who don't know why cub petting is wrong, can you care to explain why it is? I have never heard of anything like that and I'm just curious.
Cub petting (or pay to play schemes - same thing) is where people go and pet big cat cubs. Often, the public does not know that this is animal cruelty; facilities usually lie to people telling them that these cubs are orphans or they’ve been rescued, this is not the case. Big cats like lions or tigers, for example, are bred and inbred (ex: white tigers, white lions) -excessively and constantly, which causes diseases like cancer- to produce cubs that are put into this cruel industry. People then pay money to these irresponsible and misleading organizations to pet these cubs. Constantly being touched and moved around, woken up and drugged and not fed properly puts a lot of stress & damage on these cubs’ little bodies and they can get sick very easily. Then, when they are older and more dangerous to be in contact with humans, they are sent to roadside zoos, or run down facilities where they will be put in small cages with concrete floors for the rest of their lives OR they will be sold to be killed for their parts.
Denied of their natural behaviors, denied of their mother, denied of a happy, healthy life.
Their entire life, they will be forced to live in abusive conditions. What kind of life is that for such a beautiful animal? Why would people do this? The answer is simple: money. The facilities that do this don’t care for the well being of these animals, they only want money and they will do anything to get it.
I highly encourage you to watch this video, and then tell me that you see nothing wrong with it, I dare you.
Also, for more information as well as a resource, please read this.
Everything I have said is not against you or to insult you, so please do not be offended. I am just merely explaining the fact that cub petting = animal cruelty.