July 29th International Tiger Day

There are probably only 3,000 tigers left in the world… that includes those captive in zoos. This majestic animal has been hunted, it’s habitat destroyed and, of course, the natural course of life. The day was created at the 2010 International Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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It’s a shame that man feels so compelled to destroy what comes naturally in the world. If man was not able to arm himself with guns the tiger would probably remain the King of the World. There are few animals that can tangle with a tiger and survive. But the tiger rarely kills just for the sport of it, unlike man.

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And by building on the land the animal lives on, there are few places left for it to go. It does not own land. It has to be able to hunt and live in an environment it can function in. The only safe place for the tiger to live anymore is in a zoo, maybe someday the only safe place for man will be in jail cells as well.

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Now I know many don’t care. They only live for what they want when they want it… but boy will they fight back if they can;t have it. Same for the tiger. Why we feel superior to the creatures of the world we should learn the planet does not just exist for humans.

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So help those around you to understand that they aren’t more important than the other creatures of the world. Live and let live. The majestic tiger deserves a place in this world just like the rest of us.

How to celebrate – Study the plight of the tiger. Visit a zoo to see tigers. Support those who want to save the tiger.

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