View Full Version : The White Tiger Fraud
02-22-2007, 03:20 AM
Did you ever wonder where white tigers came from? The reality is horrifying! :eek:
02-22-2007, 12:31 PM
White tigers are OK, but proper tigers are nicer. I think its quite unbelievable that people are allowed to own these poor creatures in some parts of the US.
02-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Maybe I'm reading the article wrong, but it seems like white tigers can and do appear naturally. I can understand being upset aboud specifically inbreeding tigers to force a genetic abnormality...but then again how is this really different from certain popular breeds of dogs? I think I want to do a lot more research on the subject before setting my opinion.
But then again, all of my cats and dogs have been unpedigreed "mutts" except for my parent's Chow, who was a purebreed, but couldn't be sold as such because they were unsure who the father was, so there was no definate family tree they could document. The breeders were friends of my parents, and gave away the puppies rather than destroy them like some breeders might (A practice I am completely against!).
Bo (my parents Chow, short for Mo Shu Hi Bo Gau) Died this past year. He was a sweet dog, but very protective. You had to introduce strangers to him, but after that he was just fine with people.
02-22-2007, 05:02 PM
Ever wonder where Manx cats come from? Generations of inbreeding. Any single-breed animal is the result of generations of this sort of behaviour.
Pleasant lot, us humans.
Tiny tailed Manx kitties rule!
02-22-2007, 08:58 PM
My barn cat is a manx.
It bothers me that unscrupulous breeders would sell their animals to people who have no idea what they're doing. But then, dalmatian breeders did just that when 101 Dalmatians came out, too.
02-23-2007, 06:01 AM
gee, now I have another reason for rooting for the tiger when he attacked Roy.:devil:
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