Is there a legal way to play with a baby lion? Posted on December 18, 2022 by Anonymous Is there a legal way to play with a baby lion?
Ask safari sammie
When I was younger I went to one of those small zoos that had baby animal meet and greets. You weren't allowed to really touch the baby tigers because they didn't want people getting scratched, but you could play with them. Anyway, the atmosphere of the whole place was sketchy and I realized soon after it wasn't a good practice.
Don't fuck a baby lion.
Big lion cocks
Little human dicks
Go to Egypt and hit the tourist markets. There are always people that charge you a couple bucks to hold a lion cub.
Why are lion children called cubs and not kittens? They're cats, not bears.
Kits are very small
Pups are medium sized
Cubs are large
Pay money to corrupt zoos in third world shitholes.
I don't have enough money to travel to America
Go work at a zoo.
> t. zookeeper
SERIOUSLY gay COME WORK AT THE ZOO WEE NEED NEW PEOPLE THERE ARE TOO FEW ZOOKEEPERS
pay a decent wage
Yeah we do need that. But if there's more of us we can get strongest unions.
I can only lift like 20kg you don't want me
Kill the business majors running your shitholes into the ground and I'll come work for you. Also this:
pretty sure you can do that in south africa
probably lots of other countries too.
I did some research about this, and apparently the exotics petting zoo industry leads to a lot of unethical and inhumane practices, especially for big cats.
Unfortunately, It's best to just forget about ever paying to go pet baby lions.
The only way I could see it becoming a reality is if you go into a line of work where you're exposed to that sort of thing
What are the inhumane practices?
mostly starving them to death because they're not popular enough to pay for the enormous amounts of meat they eat.
Does this lioness look underfed to you?
nope, but I know of one local petting zoo and big cat rescue that was shut down near me a few years back. They had 30-some lions, tigers, and other big cats that either starved to death or were starving at the time they closed. Donations weren't paying the bills, entrance fees weren't paying, and they couldn't beg enough road kill and slaughterhouse scrap to keep the operation going.
She's fat, but that's another problem all zoo cats face. Not even the best zoo can provide them with as much exercise and activities as the wild.
It's not a zoo, it's a safari park.
They become too dangerous to pet when they get older, so they are treated like shit after their pettable phase runs out. It's a nasty cycle.
>Sedate and drug the cubs so they can play safe in petting zoos and exhibitions, aso, a sedated lazy cub is less likely to attack, and the owners ain't gonna risk getting sued.
>Sell them cubs to zoos and private owners
>Cull the remainig cubs once they get older, since the maintenance cost is fucking expensive
>Sell the body parts in the black market to chinamen or private collectors.
>Only keep some inbred breeding stock
>The white ones are extra inbred and carry lots of genetic diseases, but they're pretty and attract more people.
More info on this.
>In fact, every white tiger in the U.S. is descended from just one tiger, named Mohan. In 1931, people gifted Mohan to a maharajah in India, and in 1958, they bred him to one of his daughters and created the first litter of white tigers born in captivity. They transported one of those cubs, Mohini, to the U.S. and gave her to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The zoo later bred her to one of her offspring, continuing the inbred line.
>Captive tiger cubs, including white tiger cubs, generate a large amount of revenue for the facilities that own them, and that funding often does not reach the field conservation projects they say that they support. Small tiger cubs are relatively easy to care for, but the constant stream of new cubs needed by many facilities for photo ops or cub handling for paying customers creates a bigger problem when they reach adulthood. Adult tigers are expensive to care for and require larger and more secure enclosures. To reduce their numbers, some captive facilities kill their tigers once they reach adulthood and sell their parts to supply the illegal tiger trade, making a profit for a second time.
>What are the inhumane practices?
breaking their legs so they can not attack people while they take pics with them. that is a known particular case from some shithole. can't remember where that was, google it.
Most of the articles I could find talk about animals breaking visitor legs. The only opposite case happened when a flamingo had its legs broken in Illinois, so apparently Illinois is the shithole.
And anybody willing to stick it out as a zoo worker deserves all the baby lion contact they receive.
not in the USA anymore, I believe the only legal way for an individual to own a lion and tiger was just outlawed