Think the white tiger is a pure and majestic creature? Well, how do you feel about incest?

Did you know the ONLY way to produce a white tiger is through severe inbreeding of brother to sister, father to daughter and mother to son?

Did you know that there is NO such species as a Royal White Bengal Tiger?

If you didn’t know that, don’t feel bad, you have been deceived just like millions of others. Read on to learn the TRUTH about white tigers and why they should NOT exist…

The myth of the Rare White Bengal Tiger is an illusion meant to deceive the unknowing public into thinking that these cats are endangered and being preserved for future generations.

When in fact white tigers are an aberration artificially bred by humans and proliferated by some zoos, private breeders, and circuses who are selfish and do so for economic rather than conservation reasons.

When a white tiger is bred to an orange tiger carrying the white gene, only 1 in 4 tiger cubs are born white.

What happens to all the tigers that aren’t born white? They are deemed the ”wrong colour” and the breeders consider them ”throw away tigers”! Throw away tigers have a very sad future, if any future at all. Sadly most are destroyed because they are ”worthless” to the breeders. Some are sold off as pets, some are sold to imitation zoo’s or circuses, and a disturbing number are sold for their fur and body parts. 

 Of the small number of tigers that are actually born white, 80% of those die from birth defects linked to inbreeding, which is necessary to cause a white coat. The white color is the result of a double recessive allele (gene) and thus the white color can ONLY be produced by inbreeding one tiger carrying the recessive gene for the white color to another tiger carrying the same recessive gene. Of the white tigers actually surviving after birth, most have profound birth defects, such as immune deficiency, scoliosis of the spine (distorted spine), cleft palates, mental impairments and grotesquely crossed eyes bulging from their skull. ALL white tigers are cross eyed, whether it shows or not, because the gene that causes the white coat always causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain. That is why white tigers are such a favorite of the tiger tamer wanabees, they are far more dependent upon their masters. All of these deformities and defects caused by inbreeding are why only a very small percentage of white tigers are suitable for public display. You will never see the visibly deformed cats on display in zoos or circuses, they are only interested in the ”beautiful one’s” that will make them $$$!

White tigers ONLY exist in captivity and again then ONLY as the result of continual, destructive and unethical inbreeding.

Some uneducated people argue that white tigers exist in the wild… now this is a tricky subject because it is true that in 1951 a male white tiger cub was found in the wild, he was captured and subsequently in 1957 was mated with his daughter in order to produce more white tigers. And so the inbreeding and white tiger fraud began!

Today, ALL captive white tigers are descendants of that one white tiger cub, which explains why white tigers are so genetically inbred =( So scientifically speaking there is a small possibility for a white tiger to be born into the wild… BUT… it will NOT survive in the wild. Either the mother will kill/abandon it because it is a direct threat to herself and the other ”normal” cubs, or it will die very quickly on its own.

A white tiger has NO camouflage in the wild and therefore is clearly visible to predators and cannot hunt. And if a tiger can’t successfully hunt, it will die.

So… now that you know the TRUTH about white tigers, I sincerely hope you will all think twice about supporting the people and places who are forcing these unnatural aberrations to exist! And in the future if you ever see a white tiger at a zoo or in a circus, stop and think… think about the 100’s, 1000’s of throw away tigers that had to suffer or die just to get that ”beautiful one” that you are paying to gawk at!

Learn even more TRUTH about White Tigers at Big Cat Rescue: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/cats/wild/white_tigers.htm