A man who kept a rare black leopard in his backyard has been charged after the cat inevitably attacked a “customer.”
This terrible story proves the recklessness of people keeping wild animals in captivity…
Keeping animals locked up behind bars for their entire lives is, quite simply, inhumane and cruel.
But there is a difference between a zoo and a wildlife sanctuary …
Animals in a zoo are bought, sold, traded, and bred, whilst animals in a sanctuary are contained purely because they cannot live alone in the wild.
Whilst zoos are in place purely for profit.
But this has been repeatedly shot down by many animal welfare organizations.
“Despite their professed concern for animals, zoos can more accurately be described as ‘collections’ of interesting animals than as actual havens or homes,” PETA said in a bold statement about animal captivity.
Setting up their own illegal “sanctuaries” at home. Whilst animals are the ones who pay the price, visitors and staff can also suffer.
And this doesn’t just apply to animals living in zoos.
And this brings us to our most recent tragic story.
And people who own these animals (often illegally) are putting people in dangerous situations for money.
After paying $150 for a “full-contact experience” with the rare cat.
Which should have sent alarm bells ringing.
To “play with it, rub its belly and take pictures.”
He claims to “run an animal sanctuary for rare and endangered animals.”
They’re so rare that a few years ago one was spotted in Africa for the first time in 100 years.
Stating that as soon as Turner entered the enclosure, the leopard attacked.
The report says there was significant injury to his scalp and “his right ear was torn in half.”
He can be seen with his head covered in bandages.
But admitted what he did was illegal.
And has been cited for keeping the large cat in an unsafe environment.
Not to mention inhumane.
And proves that more regulations need to be in place to protect these animals from fake sanctuaries.
Keep scrolling for more animal news, and how we could all learn a thing or two from France…