Italians vs. Tigers

Why is it that I now have a bold distaste for Italians?

I’ve had some great experiences in their country, met neat individuals outside of it, and then you meet some obnoxious fools and it ruins your whole perspective. Disrespectful of the people, the animals, and the general rules for life, I don’t think they were ever told to not tease their pets. Perhaps they’ll never learn. Perhaps next time there won’t be such a substantial cage around their dumb-dumb brains.


Tiger Expedition

Even though they’re still in a cage where they’re gawked and taunted – albeit a really big cage – it was somewhat assuring to see China providing for these fascinating animals. Separated into types, each cage was a couple acres in size, enough that our bus could drive about in each one for roughly five-minutes. Within, the tigers banded together and sat, sans-purpose watching the busses drive by and waiting for the food-jeep to arrive. Every once in a while one would stand up and walk about, putting on a little show for the local and foreign passengers of the tour.

Maybe one day the Ligers will organize and hop the fences that hold them captive so they too may have a look at the other attractions of Harbin.