Tigers Whipped in the Face, Have Lighter Flames Forced Under Their Nostrils for ‘Selfies’ in Thailand
A shocking new Lady Freethinker investigation into Thai zoos – which was covered by The Independent – reveals big cats have lighter flames forced under their nostrils and are chained by the neck and whipped, just so tourists can pose with them in cruel photo ops.
LFT’s investigator visited eleven sites: Tiger World Thailand, Hua Hin Zoo, Tiger Park Pattaya, The Million Years Stone Park, Sriayuthaya Lion Park, Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, Tiger Kingdom Phuket, Tiger Park Phuket, Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai, Tiger Topia Sriracha Zoo, and Lopburi Zoo.
The investigator witnessed widespread suffering and extreme abuse at every single site:
- Handlers forcefully pulled on the nostrils of lions and ligers to make them raise their heads for a photo
- Tigers had scars on their faces and bodies
- Big cats appeared skinny and malnourished
- One tiger’s right eye was severely cloudy and the animal appeared to be blind
- Handlers teased the animals by yelling at them and threatening to hit them with sticks before a photoshoot