Beyonce Tiger Drama: Beyonce Baby Tiger Photo Sparks Intense Reaction

January 9, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A Beyonce tiger picture is making headlines. A fan snapped a photo of Beyonce feeding a baby tiger in Thailand with daughter, Blue Ivy, and husband, Jay Z, that was shared on social media; it has many animal rights groups blasting the star.

Beyonce baby tiger

A Beyonce tiger picture is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Over the holidays, pop singer Beyonce, who visited Thailand, was pictured at the Phuket FantaSea theme park.

In the photo, which was taken by a fan, Beyonce can be seen in traditional Thai outfit with a crown on her head.

Blue was also dressed in Thai garment, and just like her mother, she wore a tiny crown. Jay Z stayed more occidental with jeans and T-shirt.

With the help of a Phuket FantaSea worker, Beyonce can be seen caressing, and helping to bottle feed the baby tiger.

Most people find the photo adorable and are gushing over Blue’s cuteness, and how lucky the girl is to be playing with a tiger baby ahead of her third birthday party, (see photo of Blue eating her birthday cake below).

But few animal lovers were disappointed by the fact that Beyonce is promoting animal cruelty.

Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach, who heads the World Animal Protection, issued a lengthy statement on the group’s website to explain that animals that are found at zoos and theme parks, are mistreated by workers.

According to Schmidt-Burbach, the baby tiger was most likely removed from its mother, forced to live in a tiny cage, and is malnourished.

The tiger cub is only fed and cleaned when needed for photo opportunities. The expert said:

“The tigers used for these photos are often forcibly removed from their mothers to be fed artificially by tourists. They are also crammed into tiny cages or chained to the floor for long periods. A far cry from their natural lives in the wild.”

A picture of Beyonce riding a baby elephant in the Asian country, has also sparked outrage. Kate Good, for One Green Planet, said that the baby elephant is beaten by a trainer in order to be tamed. Good added:

“It is not unlikely that this poor elephant will spend everyday after this one carrying other tourists, exposed to the extreme heat and weather of Phuket, knowing little but a life of pain and misery.”

PETA has also slammed Beyonce for taking pictures with animals that are being abused. Several people have started a petition demanding that Beyonce, and other tourists stop promoting animal cruelty.

Beyonce baby tiger controversy

This is not the first time, Beyonce has stirred controversy by playing with wild animals. On January 7, 2013, Beyonce and Jay Z, held a lavish birthday party for Blue, who turned two at a Florida zoo.

Beyonce shared numerous pictures of herself playing with a baby monkey, tiger, and a snake.


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  1. Shawn Caesar says:

    In regards to Beyoncé and Jay Z photo with their daughter and the tiger.
    That is simply ridiculous that their family would be blasted for visiting a tiger. Did they mistreat the animals or is this just another ploy for a organization to further their cause off the shirt tails of celebrities.
    I think I should further my cause as well; by saying look at the two celebrities taking time out from their busy lives to have family time, that is just wonderful.
    Thank you Jay Z and Beyoncé for bringing value back to the family, that’s incredible.

  2. Chrisw says:

    oh come on now, really? So I take it that petting zoo’s are now a bad thing? All she is doing is instilling into her child how wonderful tigers and other animals are is all. All the statements about abuse may be true but its not like she is standing there with her daughter watching it happen. Do you really think that Blue is can understanding about animal cruelty? I think Beyoncé is doing a good thing letting Blue get an up close caring for them so when she grows up she will have those memory’s on how beautiful they are and a need to care for them so that they will be around when she has children. Lighten up guys!!!

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