Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tiger Selfie Law

We had a lot of people asking for more information this morning on the "tiger selfie" ban here in New York. There were many voiced complaints about not being able to ride elephants here, as well. Remember, it is politicians taking away your rights and freedoms due to the propaganda war fought and funded by animal rights extremist groups. Don't let them tell you how to live your life. Think and decide for yourself.
This photo of 7 year old Zeya and I was illegally taken today in New York - or was it ? Learn the truth about New York's tiger "selfie" ban.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Growing Up Tiger

They are growing up. The boys turned a year old this week. They are in the process of losing their baby teeth. Last night,before the second show, they were rolling around on the grass and Diego knocked loose one of Zeus' top canines. We tried to help it come out but it wasn't quite ready. All it took was some bone-in chicken today and it's gone ! The adult tooth has already appeared and will grow in quicker now with the extra space available.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thank you !

I am overwhelmed by the positive response we have had following our premiere on CBS' "Zoo" last night. Thank you everyone for all the positive comments and the support. My goal in taking this endeavor was to help the tigers. Anyone who knows me knows that they come first. There are a lot of benefits for them that have come from this experience, both from the money raised for filming and the publicity that has been garnered by their feature. Thanks again to everyone !

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Zoo" on CBS

Late in the winter, we were contacted by CBS looking for a circus tiger act for the filming of a TV show called "Zoo" about animals going crazy all over the world. This obviously did not sound conducive to portraying a positive image of my animals and their lives but after further discussion with the producers and directors, it seemed like a great opportunity to participate. In late February, the film crew flew out from New Orleans for a days filming of the sequence of events on site concerning the tigers and the circus big top. It was a great experience and very interesting to see the process of making a television show. The directors were all very sensitive to the needs of the animals and the requirements for safety. I can't wait to see how it all comes together tonight !