Beyoncé and her daughter petting and feeding a baby tiger was harmless and cute during their cultural Christmas vacation to Thailand. But Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach of World Animal Protection begs to differ. Let's wrap up her statement in one sentence. She stresses that by taking the photo and publishing it to Instagram, Bey is glorifying animal cruelty to her millions of followers.
People do this everyday right? Somehow, Burbach knows her message will receive widespread coverage if she targets a high profile celebrity of Beyoncé's status. I recall Mariah Carey getting criticised when she and her twins posed beside dolphins at an Austrailian aquarium last November. I agree that wild animals should be in the wild where they belong. However, Burbach should also be criticising the organisation that runs the exhibit but there was no direct reference to them in her statement.