TIGERS CONFINED TO CONCRETE CAGES
They spend their entire lives surrounded by concrete. For most of the day each tiger is confined to a cage approximately 10x10 in size. There was nothing in the cage except for a table they lay on. From this cage they are then taken, one at a time, to a public viewing area, yet another concrete enclosure. They never get to feel the sunshine, they never get to breathe fresh air, and they never get to feel a breeze on their faces. They never get to hear the sounds of outdoors like birds chirping or smell the scents of the great outdoors.
Who would do this you ask? Where are these helpless tigers located? They are the 4 white tigers who call the Houston Downtown Aquarium home. Aquarium? Why are there white tigers at an aquarium? Plain and simple-for money. But I have to ask this question. Would someone decide NOT to visit an AQUARIUM because there are no white tigers? I think not.
In a recent response to a post on their Facebook page, they were quick to point out that their facility is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.