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'Tiger King' Success Sparks Animal Rights Activists To Ask Celebs STOP Posing With Wild Animals

By Mike Walters

The huge success of Netflix's show 'Tiger King' has sparked animal rights activists to pressure celebrities to stop posing with wild animals on social media, and in turn, help shut down the exotic animal trade.

PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) sent out a letter to several A-list celebrities this week, asking that they help ride 'Tiger King's' success into a PSA of what NOT to do with wild animals.

According to Page Six, who first reported the story, a letter was sent to Jason Momoa,Cara Delevingne, Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather, Hugh Jackman, Kate Walsh, Odell Beckham Jr., Paris Hilton, and Hayden Panettiere, who had previously posed with an animal.

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“Many have criminal rap sheets and lengthy histories of federal Animal Welfare Act violations and yet still operate, They breed animals for profit, separate babies from their mothers prematurely, force them to live in deplorable conditions, and deprive them of everything that’s natural and important to them," the letter read.

It continued, “Now is the time to spread the word about shady roadside zoos and sham sanctuaries that allow public encounters and photo ops, sentence animals to a lifetime of abuse and neglect, and hinder true conservation efforts.”

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PETA decided to call out each celebrity in the hopes they will use their platform to dissuade people from paying to pose with these wild animals.

In the letter, PETA asks that each star reshares their original photos with a red X through it and a caption that will let -- “your fans know that you have distanced yourself from wild-animal exhibitors and support transferring the animals to reputable sanctuaries, using the #TigerKing hashtag and tagging us, @peta.”

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According to the report, one of PETA's executives who appeared in the docuseries, added in a statement -- “Anyone who has seen ‘Tiger King’ knows that animals suffer when they’re taken from their mothers as babies and exploited as props. PETA is asking these celebrities to show their fans that they know better now and will never support these cruel facilities again.”

'Tiger King' continues to be one of the highest streamed shows on Netflix, and PETA hopes its popularity will help spread the word shut down facilities like the one owned by Joe Exotic.

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