Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Selling Baby Tigers? Will The Foiled Seller Wear Stripes Too?
"Hear, hear" for happy endings to stories related to any potential animal abuse!
A Calvert, Texas woman was arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot, charged for the alleged sales of six baby Bengal tiger cubs, this past Sunday. Released on a $5000.00 bond, she faces charges of wildlife violations, and concerns about no permits to transport the animals. The woman, allegedly is the co-owner of the Spring Hill Wildlife Ranch outside Calvert. Police reports claim that these cubs were to be illegally smuggled into Mexico.
Authorities found four white tiger cubs and two orange tiger cubs in pet carriers in the parking lot. According to an Action 4 News TV program, white tiger cubs can be sold for $5.000 while the orange cubs could sell for $900.00
The tiger cubs are healthy and range in age between 2 to 10 weeks old. They have been placed at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville by the Federal Wildlife authorities and are safe and sound.
I don't know about you, but when I hear about people who are out to make a buck from any sales of our endangered species, it gets my blood boiling. These cats need to be protected and treasured.
Watch this charming video of a 4-5 week old Sumatran Tiger Cub female at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle who is living happily at their nursery.
Now if that doesn't get you to awww and ewwwwww I will be very surprised.
Isn't she adorable? Leave a comment and let us know.