taking horses to the zoo
a new, more animal way to feed tigers
Horses are expensive.
Most are fairly well loved. They are cared for. They are fed and pampered.
Some? They are beloved.
Beloved horses are the big prize winners - or the ‘first horse’ that someone who has a career as an equestrian owns.
These horses at the end of their working career become really expensive lawn ornaments. They cost thousands of dollars a year to keep alive, feed, house and provide medical care to.
Most times though, when a horse is finished its working life, they are put down. In some places they go to the ‘glue factory’ or the ‘feed mill’. Here? Much of the time they ‘go to the zoo’.
Unfortunately, that’s not for pony rides.
Unless of course you think that a ‘pony ride’ is what a slab of horse meat does inside the stomach of a hungry tiger.
I’m not a fan of tigers in captivity. As apex predators, it seems cruel to keep them in captivity. It’s not the size of the pen. It’s not because they are ‘bored’.
I’m not a fan of tigers in captivity because they are fed steak - pre kil…