3,600 lions and tigers being kept as pets in Canada.
Wild cats are fascinating creatures, from afar. But according to a new survey, more than 3,600 lions and tigers are estimated to be kept as pets in Canada. In fact, 1.4 million exotic pets are estimated to exist in the country including Burmese pythons and African grey parrots.
These new data show a harsh reality for exotic animals facing a life in captivity. And it’s all legal. For example, if you’re in Ontario, your neighbour could have a tiger and you may not even know it.
A survey of World Animal Protection in Canada shows that Canadian citizens have 3,600 tigers and lions as pets.
It is time to change this Canada!