Many people within the United States and abroad have come to recognize the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for their outlandish statements that often borderline on pure lunacy. While it's nearly impossible to top PETA's ludicrous remarks and offensive displays which includes comparing slaughterhouses to the Holocaust, Big Cat Rescue seems to be steering their animal rights propaganda in the same direction.
Big Cat Rescue released a new anti-cub petting video that is chock full of anthropomorphization, and seems to be attempting to draw parallels between cub petting and a despicable atrocity that sadly still occurs in this day and age and affects millions of people around the world.
We believe Big Cat Rescue’s 30-second video was designed to manipulate people’s emotions by trying to tap into society's utter disgust and hatred for the abhorrent crime known as human trafficking.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, “Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.”
We arrive at our conclusion based off of the particular phrasing in Big Cat Rescue's video. Below is a quote from their video which can be viewed at the end of this article (emphasis added):
Viewers are led on a short heart-tugging journey by a female narrator describing her somber life only for viewers to then discover the story actually pertains to a tiger previously used for cub petting encounters.
We hope Big Cat Rescue hasn’t already sunk low enough to use similar tactics as PETA, but if our conclusion is correct, it belittles the victims of human trafficking who are often abducted, drugged, and raped for years. It would be inconceivable to even try justifying a comparison between the suffering of the victims of such heinous acts to an exotic cat that is simply held and petted.
Do you think Big Cat Rescue’s ad was released without the intention of comparing cub petting to atrocities such as human trafficking?
May 25, 2019 - We stumbled across an Instagram post in which Big Cat Rescue directly compared the life of a child to that of a tiger cub.
Big Cat Rescue said, "If this was a message about a human child no one would stand for it! Let's give a voice to the voiceless! NEVER pay to play with a cub."
A human child and a tiger cub, two completely different species, do not experience or perceive the world around them in the same way. For starters, a tiger cub doesn't understand the concept of abduction or having its photo taken for profit. If tigers were capable of understanding such concepts, what would that make Big Cat Rescue since they exhibit tigers in cages to tourists for money?