Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Liger in 'London'

So once again the so called Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S) gets space in British Newspapers. 'The Telegraph' at one end and 'The Sun' at the other. Doc Antle and his crew are experts at getting into the newspapers with excellent photos. Here they are exhibiting their Liger in a mock up London scene.

So why a Liger? Well you tell me. Absolutely pointless. Make no contribution to conservation. Not clever, not difficult to produce. Who would want to other than the owners of a freak show.

I note that neither of these newspapers has a word to say about how the breeding of such an animal is so totally wrong.

You can read the stories and view photographs here:

Liger goes to 'London' for a light lunch

Monster liger loose in London

1 comment:

  1. I saw these lunatics at T.I.G.E.R.S on Nat Geo Wild the other day. I suppose I shouldn't have been suprised that the animals were morbidly obese, they were walking them on chains and there were white tigers there too!
    The documentary was called "Nature's Unbelievable Beasts" Natures?? Really?? Do me a favour!
    Although there was a side note about the incomplete DNA (certainly in a liger) and the associated health problems these poor cats had these lunatics were trying to preach hybrid vigour!!!! My God, seriously?? Maybe (but not always) in subspecies hybrids (and in cross-breed dogs it's mainly to do with lack of inbreeding than anything else) but in some man made freak of nature that cannot breed, would never be able to survive in the wild, and knowing the differing natures of lions and tigers must be as confused as hell!