Liger - Nature or Cruelty?
Bred for it's skills in magic.
But seriously: this is a question I've always wondered.
As we know, a Liger the offspring of a male Lion and a female tiger, resulting in a VERY large cat that resembles both a lion and a tiger. They are only bred in zoo's where tamers or zoo keepers create the opportunity for a male lion and female tiger to be born. However, many animal activists have stated that this is animal cruelty to both the liger and it's parents as it is an "un-natural creature" that was never meant to be bred (since it never happens in the wild). That it's existence is a living hell due to it's size and amazing growth which overall gives it a pain filled life. (more info here: youtube.com/watch?v=wKYILLEdy5s )
SO my question is: Are ligers really un-natural creatures? Were they really "showcase freaks" humans made for show and display?
Or are they natural creatures and allowed by nature and evolution to exist? After all, if nature hadn't intended this, why would lions and tigers be able to create an offspring anyway?
So what are your thoughts, or maybe you can shed some facts on this?