PETA Statement: ‘A Loose Tiger Could Be Around Any Corner’

For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2021

David Perle 202-483-7382

Houston – PETA says lax federal and state laws are to blame for the latest incident in which a tiger appeared unattended in a Texas neighborhood, this time in Houston, from where he was reportedly loaded into a truck and driven off to an unknown destination. Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet:

This close call shows why every American should support the Big Cat Public Safety Act: Until law enforcement cracks down on people who breed big cats, keep them in shoddy backyard cages, and sell photo ops with them, a loose tiger could be around any corner—and injuries and deaths could easily follow. PETA urges Texas authorities to crack down on the state’s underground big-cat trade, track down this tiger, and get this animal into an accredited sanctuary.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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