Zoo Owner Tells Visitors to Hit Baby Tigers on The Nose

Telling visitors that this is “what [a] pissed off [baby tiger] looks like,” Tim Stark, owner of a Charlestown roadside zoo called Wildlife in Need, was caught on video holding an agitated tiger cub by the nape of the neck, hitting the cub after the struggling animal tried to bite him, and dropping the cub onto a guest’s lap. Stark also tells visitors who want to interact with the baby tigers to hit their nose if they get too “rowdy.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind