TIGERS IN AMERICA

PROBLEM

CANNED HUNTS

The closing decades of the twentieth century saw the rise of a new kind of "sport" in North America: the canned hunt. Although canned hunts advertise under a variety of names -- most frequently hunting preserves, game ranches, or shooting preserves -- they can be identified by the two traits they all have in common: they charge their clients a fee to kill an animal; and they violate the generally accepted standards of the hunting community, which are based on the concept of "fair chase." In some cases animals may be shot in cages or within fenced enclosures; in others they may be shot over feeding stations; some of the animals are tame and have little fear of humans, while others may be tied to a stake or drugged before they are shot. But whatever method is used, the defining characteristic of a canned hunt is that the odds have been artificially manipulated against the animal so heavily that the notion of fair chase is subverted. (Michael Markarian)

Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests another outlet for unwanted tigers is canned hunts. This is where they are fenced into a corner and hunters who pay up to $25,000 are guaranteed to be able to shoot a tiger. The cats are kept hungry before the shoot and  will approach people for food which makes it easier to kill them. In one video of a lion canned hunt, a lioness is drawn into close range by luring her with her own cubs, then shot.

More advanced variations of canned hunts provide remote controlled guns that can be focused and fired from your computer in the convenience of your home or office.

There is no federal law governing canned hunting operations. The Animal Welfare Act does not regulate game ranches, hunting preserves or canned hunts. The Endangered Species Act does not prohibit private ownership of endangered animals and even allows for the hunting of endangered species with the appropriate permit.

This is considered a sport and is legal in this country.

 

 

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SOLUTION 

TIGER ABUSE

SUMMARY

PICTURE STORY

BREEDERS

CUB PETTING

WHITE TIGER MYTH

ILLEGAL TRADE

ZANESVILLE

ROADSIDE ZOOS

CANNED HUNTS

BAD LAWS

 

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