CT ‘Animal-Care Specialist’ Goes Off on Netflix’s ‘The Tiger King’
CT Magazine recently asked a Beardsley Zoo employee about her opinion of the TV show, 'The Tiger King.'
Sandy Hook resident, Bethany Thatcher, works with and cares for Reka and Zeya two Amur tigers at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo. Connecticut Magazine recently spoke with Thatcher via Facetime regarding her thoughts about the overwhelmingly popular Netflix show, 'The Tiger King.' Here's just a quick taste of the show.
When CT Magazine asked Thatcher what she thought of 'The Tiger King,' she replied, "I physically can't watch it. I will throw up. I can't look at it." How does Bethany Thatcher really feel?
The fact that it exists stresses me out. Things like shooting tigers, squeezing cubs through mesh as the mom is giving birth, handing cubs to people when they're a few days old. My opinion of people who use their animals for profit couldn't be lower. It makes me sick.
Bethany also told CT Magazine how she hand-raised four of the cats she takes care of at the Beardsley Zoo. She said she loves those cats, "more than I can describe and they look at me as one of their mothers but I would never go in with them." The following photo is a pair of the 39 tigers rescued from Joe Exotic's G.W. Exotic Animal Park as they relax at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.
The Connecticut Magazine article about animal-care specialist Bethany Thatcher is a fascinating read. Read the entire article at connecticutmag.com.