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Tiger America and Pending Disasters

posted by Jael Ever @ 12:07 PM
June 11, 2010

Did you know that there are more wild tigers in the United States than in India, China, Russia, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia––their native lands? Tigers are part of the big-money exotic animal trade in the U.S.  A more intriguing white tiger costs  as much as $ 10,000.  It is estimated that some 10,00 tigers now live in the U.S., while less than 5,000 remain in their native lands.

Some of them are in zoos, publicly-financed institutions which keep animals well-maintained.   Others are in circus shows––which keep them in semi-security.  Large-land owners, in places like Texas, let them roam freely, allowing riflemen to play safari hunters.  A number are even raised on small farms in states like Minnesota to supplement income from tiger sales.

Other tigers live in private, side of the highway show-type businesses that usually run with lax security.  More privileged ones make it to non-profit sanctuaries where over $100,000 has to be raised annually just to feed them––much less to pay employees, veterinarians, etc.  A growing number of these animals are on display in restaurants and bars to give customers exotic entertainment thrills.  And some of these tigers are kept in private homes by owners who can afford to feed them 20 pounds of meat a day.

But other tigers in this country freely run wild.  Some escaped from semi-zoos and circuses.  And others were simply set free in wooded areas when their sizes got beyond the cuddly stage, or when owners were no longer willing to shell out the funds to feed them.

What does all of this have to do with end-time Armageddon you may ask?  Good question.  How about considering what happens when natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires etc. free more of these tigers, allowing thousands more roam country roads or city streets with no animal-control officers around? More on this in the next blog.  It is past time to go to God’s Word for guidance in times like these.  A wholesale Christian book for resale is a good place to start.

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