Caged Tiger at Prom
I'm a huge fan of zoos and aquariums. I've written before about how having animals on a college campus or other venue isn't necessarily a bad idea. I often wish that there were more ways that we could incorporate animals into our lives.
This was not a good idea. Not only that, it's one of those things that I don't see how any animal care professional could have imagined for a moment would work out well. Hold a prom at a zoo where teenagers dance among the animals, which are in their own enclosures made for their comfort? Sounds fine to me. Bring a tiger to a prom and plop it in the middle of the dance hall? Not so much.
It's stunts like this that give all of us who work with wild animals a bad rap, and allows groups with PETA the chance to paint all of us with the same brush.