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Saturday, September 5, 2015

'Skeleton' Tigers Forced To Perform For Shocked Audience" @ The Dodo

"Photos show tigers who appear severely emaciated, with prominent spines and hip bones. Some fair visitors have said that the cats also appeared lethargic, or even drugged. One described them as "skeletons."

Regardless of what you see in the photo, when you have performing animals, like lions, tigers, bears, those are not natural behaviors," Knudsen said. "You have to train them...often that training involves negative reinforcement." Cats she's taken from similar situations have been emotionally scarred by the treatment they've received, she added."

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