The tiger population is in real crisis worldwide. More big cats are held in captivity than are alive in the Asian wilds, says a WWF report.
"Man wants animals to be caged".Through the centuries, man has domesticated somewhat a few animals to complete his wants, and sometimes to provide no want at all. It is one thing to keep an animal near attends one's needs but it is cruel to want to keep them just for fun and business.
It is most definitely cruel.. worse still confined in cages. Have u ever thought of being caged? Ant we so relaxed in our own place??, so do they. We don’t want restrictions. Even domestic animals would like to gait about, and act according to their instincts and needs. Can we picture the frustration that they feel? What do we get in making a person furious, frustrated and depressed? we have no right to do this; we do it because the creatures are feeble to foil us from confronting them. If we are robbed of such rights, we would pretty die than yield. Only in the cruelest of regimes are men and women confined only because the authorities did so...By what right then do we imprison animals and birds lacking any qualms?
The Zoos have become the slaughter homes for Tigers because the natural environment is missing. The Natural Habitats are shrinking; the nomads are helping the poachers as they cannot survive.
The intellect of fairness we grasp so dearest when it comes to humans should be extended to all living creatures.
"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one...that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."
Man could be crossed with the cat; it would improve man but deteriorate the cat."
I believe I am not interested to know whether Vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. It is so distinctly a matter of feeling with me, and is so strong and so deeply-rooted in my make and constitution, that I am sure I could not even see a vivisector vivisected with anything more than a sort of qualified satisfaction. I do not say I should not go and look on; I only mean that I should almost surely fail to get out of it the degree of contentment which it ought, of course, to be expected to furnish..(Mark Twain Letter to London Anti-Vivisection Society, May 26, 1899)
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
Despite 20 years of international conservation efforts the ground has been lost to save the tiger because of the Governments inattention. All sub-species of tigers are considered critically endangered species.
Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct in the last 60 years, an average of one every 20 years.The Bali tiger became extinct in the 1930's. The Caspian tiger was forced into extinction in the 1970's. And the Javan tiger followed in the 1980's.
The number of tigers in the 1900's --over 100,000 -- dropped to 4,000 in the 1970's. Today, they are a critically endangered species with the total of all the wild populations of the five remaining subspecies (Bengal tigers, IndoChinese tigers, Siberian tigers, South China tigers, and Sumatran tigers) is an estimated 4,600 and 7,700 tigers.
It is known that all remaining tigers live in small, isolated populations in widely scattered reserves. Tigers are at the forefront of this year’s Endangered list, with the official Year of the Tiger which began 11 days back in February 2010.