PETA Would Like to Ban Tiger Selfies from Tinder

Screengrab via Tinder Guys With Tigers on Instagram.

Today is International Tiger Day, and to celebrate, PETA would like to stop people from sitting on/high-fiving/cuddling/bottle feeding/trolling/chilling with tigers for their Tinder profiles. Tigers everywhere are pleased.

In their letter to Tinder co-founder and chairman Sean Rad, PETA writes:

What might, at first swipe, look like a harmless picture actually means that someone was caged, dominated, and tied down or drugged before their photo was taken and uploaded online.

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As proof, PETA has posted a video of tourists manhandling miserable looking baby tigers for photos. It calls on Tinder to “help protect pussies [author note: come on] by banning the most selfish selfie of all.”

They refer Mr. Rad to Tinder Guys With Tigers:

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Not to bash men, women also pose obnoxiously with tigers.

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Whitney Kimball

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