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Wednesday December 2nd


A tiger reclines in its cage at Carolina Tiger Rescue in 2012. In addition to tigers the rescue houses leopards, jaguars, ocelots and other animals.The preserve offers tours to inform the public about threats to these animals.

Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro addresses 'what Tiger King doesn't tell you'

Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” has generated lively social media discourse over the past weeks, and UNC students were quick to contribute. But not everyone in the Orange County community thinks this show is the cat’s meow. Pittsboro-based Carolina Tiger Rescue released a statement in early April criticizing “Tiger King” for inadequately documenting how big cats suffer in the cub-petting industry.  "While we are glad that the issue of captive big cats in the U.S. is currently at the forefront of popular culture, we would like to refocus the conversation toward the problem rather than the story," Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote in the statement. 

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