Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and Jay-Z were all visiting Thailand for vacation last week, and one of the pictures they uploaded from their vacation showed Beyonce and Blue Ivy petting a tiger cub. However, wildlife experts and activists have already taken to criticizing Beyonce for petting the tiger cub, with one such expert saying, “A tiger is not a plaything. Their health and well-being should not be sacrificed for a photo opportunity. When you look behind the scenes, vacation snaps like these support an industry that relies on animal cruelty.”
He continues in that vein for some time, explaining how tigers kept in captivity in zoos are usually crammed in tiny spaces and removed from their natural environment by force. It’s all things that the public knows, but at the same time, it’s not like Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and Jay-Z were the ones responsible for removing this particular tiger cub from her home. They are tourists doing what tourists do – going to a tourist attraction and taking pictures. Should they be ostracized for that, especially when the royal family is going hunting and there are moronic celebrities wearing real fur? By comparison, Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and Jay-Z visiting a zoo and posing with a tiger cub is harmless, especially since the tiger cub isn’t doing anything remotely threatening in the picture. If anything, I’m more worried about Blue Ivy’s proximity to the tiger in that picture, even if the tiger is a cub. Tigers aren’t really cute and cuddly if they get angry, and even that tiger cub could rip that entire family to shreds if it feels like.
Anyway, I doubt Beyonce is even going to respond to this criticism. She doesn’t even respond to criticism about her marriage or her singing, so what makes these people think that she’s going to respond to them about animal cruelty – especially when, by rights, she didn’t really do anything wrong by the technical definition of the word?
What do you guys think? Is Beyonce being unfairly accused of animal cruelty? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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