How are Rich People Able to Buy Exotic Pets Like Tigers?

How are Rich People Able to Buy Exotic Pets Like Tigers?

As you may or may not know, there are around
twice as many tigers in the United States, around 5,000-10,000, as there are in the wild
in the rest of the world, with the vast majority of those big cats belonging not to zoos, but
private owners who keep them as pets. So how are people legally able to acquire
these animals? To begin with, at the federal level, there
are no real regulations on the sale of these particular exotic animals outside of the Captive
Wild Animal Safety Act of 2003, which was put in place to try to quell the rise in popularity
of people purchasing big cats. However, this is extremely limited in scope,
mostly just banning, outside of certain exceptions, transporting them across state lines. That said, as most of these big cats are bred
locally in the U.S., and, particularly with cubs, it’s not difficult to transport them
across state lines without getting caught, this has proved a minimal hurdle in acquiring
such an animal. Further, given there is no federal registry
or the like of who has these animals, it likewise makes it relatively easy to flout the rules. On that note, there are a mishmash of laws
at the state level concerning tiger and other exotic animal ownership, but these are often
not strictly enforced, and in some cases there are no rules at all. For example, if you happen to live in Nevada,
Alabama, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and South Carolina you’ll find you can just go buy one
without telling anyone- no permit or license required, outside of the fact that North Carolina
allows counties to have their own rules here, and Wisconsin requires you get a permit if
you’re bringing the animal in from another state, which as noted is mostly illegal outside
of some exceptions. Additionally, there are at least a dozen more
states where buying an exotic pet like a lion or baboon requires simply filling out a bit
of paperwork and paying a small permit fee. On top of that, going back to states where
owning something like a tiger is illegal, there’s a loophole- a license from US Department
of Agriculture to display the animal. Specifically, most anyone can classify themselves
as an “exhibitor” under the USDA’s guidelines, which to quote them state, “Licensed exhibitors
include circuses, zoos, educational displays, petting farms/zoos, animal acts, wildlife
parks, marine mammal parks, and some sanctuaries.” The USDA offers no further clarification on
what exactly it constitutes, say an “educational display”, leaving it up to interpretation. So, for example, a person could, in theory,
obtain a license, buy a tiger and then put it in a cage with a printout of the Wikipedia
page for that breed of tiger next to it and then occasionally let friends and family see
their little educational exhibit. This would not only be perfectly legal, but
in some cases may even allow an especially enterprising individual to potentially write
the cost of the tiger off in their taxes if done right. As to the process to get that USDA license,
the fees are only $10 to apply and then around $30-$300 per year after that, varying based
how many animals and type you want to have. Beyond that, to qualify you just have to show
you have the minimum required facilities required by the USDA. Unfortunately for the tigers, this USDA minimum
is not anywhere close to the level considered needed by the Global Federation of Animal
Sanctuaries nor the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Also much to the chagrin of animal rights
activists, after you get the license, the government is notoriously lax when it comes
to regulating the facilities of licensed exhibitors, reportedly only checking in around once per
year typically, if at all. On top of that, as it is the job of the owner
of the animals to keep a record of what animals they have for the USDA to inspect when they
do come out, it’s not terribly difficult to hide the fact that you might have more animals
than you’re showing them, if you think you don’t have the minimum required facilities
for a given animal. Furthermore, even in cases where facilities
are found to fall below these standards, the more exotic animals are rarely confiscated
because, to put it simply, there’s often nowhere for them to go, with better equipped
sanctuaries and zoos already overrun thanks to many owners buying a cute little easy to
manage tiger cub, only to quickly find out they bit off more than they could chew when
the tiger potentially reaches 500-800 lbs and is up to 12 feet long from tip to tip… Naturally, once reality of taking care of
an adult tiger hits, a lot of owners place a rather desperate call to sanctuaries and
zoos to see if someone will take the animal. If unable to find a home, sadly, simply putting
the animals down isn’t uncommon. Factor in fairly minor fines and repercussions
for being caught violating the USDA’s rules here and there’s little incentive for a
person with tiger buying money to care about potentially incurring the wrath of the laws,
even sometimes the state level ones. Moving away from the US for a moment, in many
other parts of the world the ownership and sale of exotic creatures is regulated a little
more strictly, in the extreme in countries like Austria where owning a tiger is outright
banned outside of zoos and sanctuaries. For most countries, however, it is still allowed,
usually requiring the purchase of a license or permit, though generally with more regulations
to actually get the license. For example, in the UK, it’s actually perfectly
legal to own a tiger, but the laws surrounding the ownership of exotic animals are a little
more strict and more heavily enforced thanks to the Dangerous Wild Animal Act 1976. This stipulates that people must buy an annual
license and must adhere to strict guidelines and regular inspections, as well as carry
liability insurance for the animal in case it runs amok. As an aside, we’d like to note that the
Dangerous Wild Animal Act of 1976 is quite the read for anyone who’s interested and
it notes, amongst other things, that Britons are free to keep aardwolves (a bit like a
small hyena, but fascinatingly eats bugs mostly), otters, and seals as pets without a permit. In any event, given the slightly more strict
rules and tracking, it is known that in the UK exotic pets kept legally include 300 American
bison (some of the most dangerous creatures in the world to humans statistically, which
has hindered efforts towards their mass domestication for agriculture), over 500 monkeys, 250 poisonous
snakes, 50 crocodiles, 2,000 ostriches, and approximately 150 big cats, mostly leopards. As to why leopards are so popular, apparently
these are often used to interbreed with domestic cats- the idea being to create new, smaller
and slightly more domesticated versions of the animals to sell as pets. Moving on to actually purchasing the creatures,
up until 2014 in Britain, the one stop shop for an exotic pet was Harrods’ Pet Kingdom
in London. Prior to the introduction of the Endangered
Species Act 1976 the Pet Kingdom sold nearly every kind of animal requested, and even after
had quite the variety, at its peak containing a stock on hand that rivaled that of the London
Zoo. Wealthy Britons were known to be able to walk
into Harrods’ and casually buy three scarves and a crocodile, with the store having a reputation
for inscrutable standards of service- a fact epitomised by the story, whether true or not
is hard to determine, of the time King Zog of Albania called to inquire about buying
an elephant. Rather than think this might be a prank call,
the story goes that the concierge answering the phone simply responded without missing
a beat, “African or Indian, sir?” In more modern times, as we can attest, a
quick and very basic Google search is about all you need to do to find a slew of outlets
willing to sell you a tiger or many other such exotics animals, in some places, like
certain states of the U.S., even locally. This all brings us around to the cost of acquiring
said tiger. It turns out you don’t need to be rich at
all. If you’d like an adult tiger, this can sometimes
be acquired for free from an owner trying to get rid of theirs. As for cubs, depending on exact type, you
can usually find one for in the realm of $1000 to $3000, though they can be more expensive
for some of the most prized. For example, an albino tiger cub can cost
upwards of tens of thousands of dollars each. A further thing to consider on that one is
that those albino tigers are so incredibly inbred at this point that they come with massive
health care costs. This brings us to the first of the expensive
costs of owning a tiger- healthcare. As you can imagine, there are only a small
percentage of vets willing and skilled enough to attend a tiger, and they don’t exactly
offer their services on the animals cheap, typically. Further, in some cases, finding such a vet
requires actually transporting the tiger long distances, which is a bit more of a process
than simply throwing said animal in the back of your car. In fact, even if you can train your tiger
to put up with this (and you can manage to fit it in) and not be a risk to your driving
(or just you in general if they get antsy in cars), most vets will not accept a tiger
for care uncaged. Thus, for transport, it’s generally recommended
you purchase or construct a rather large, extremely sturdy cage, which then can be placed
in the back of a truck or on a trailer to be towed. Next up we have food. A full grown tiger will need in the ballpark
of 15 lbs (7 kg) of meat per day, plus supplemental nutrients as the horse and cow meat many owners
use doesn’t provide the diverse diet the animals need. That said, some intrepid individuals have
found ways around this rather large expenditure. For example, the co-author of this piece actually
grew up near a woman in Washington State who owned a pet black panther, a lion, a tiger,
a cougar she kept in her house, and an absolutely massive wolf- the only one of her animals
guests were not allowed to pet, or even go near at all, which was completely understandable
when watching the animal watch you as you walked within its eyesight. What it had on its mind was not subtle… This woman of fairly simple means was easily
able to supply the food needed for all her animals via road kill, mostly deer, she either
collected herself or was brought to her house by road care workers. She would typically throw a deer or two in
for the animals to chow down on per week, and otherwise made sure to stay out of the
cage if it had been a few days since they’d eaten. Of course, it’s one thing to have enough food,
a whole other thing entirely to have enough space to humanely keep the animals. For reference here, a typical male tiger naturally
has a range of around 40 square miles (about 100 square kilometers), whereas the females
tend to like around 7 square miles (about 18 square kilometers). Few have that kind of land, but even a small
acreage is tricky because tigers are notoriously good at escaping from even tall fences, leading
to many just throwing them in small cages to make sure they stay put and for general
safety. It’s at this point we should note that tigers
never stop seeing humans as prey, even the humans who raise them from their earliest
life. For example, one Cindy Gamble of Minnesota
who had cared for her tigers, among many other dangerous animals, for over a decade found
her life abruptly ended when, for whatever reason, her 500 lb pet Bengal tiger decided
to go ahead and kill her in 2006. In yet another case, this one in 2003, a 10
year old boy, Clayton James Eller, was shoveling snow when he got a little too close to his
aunt and uncle’s tiger cage, which had a small opening under the chain link fence so that
their dog could go in and play with the tiger. On that note, by all accounts up to that point,
the tiger in question had always been extremely friendly to humans, including Clayton, and
animals, such as their dog. Tragically for the boy and his family, that
particular day for whatever reason the 400 pound animal decided to reach under the fence,
grab Clayton and pull him in and precede to maul him. The boy’s uncle, James, almost immediately
rushed into the cage and with all his strength tried to get the the Tiger off the boy and
to stop the attack, but was unsuccesful. He then ran and got his gun and shot the tiger
dead. Sadly, Clayton didn’t survive the ordeal. Perhaps the most famous case of such privately
owned animals running amok is the Zanesville Zoo Massacre which occurred in Ohio in 2011. In this case, one Terry Thompson decided to
set loose the majority of his little personal zoo, with the animals released comprising
two wolves, one macaque monkey, one baboon, six black bears, three mountain lions, two
grizzly bears, three cougars and a whopping 17 lions (nine male, eight female), and 18
absolutely massive Bengal tigers… When police first got a call of a then unknown
number of escaped animals at Thompson’s place and no sign of Thompson, they assumed perhaps
he’d finally been killed by one of his animals. In years leading up to the event, they’d been
trying to get the animals taken away from Thompson, particularly after he did a stint
in jail and was deemed by authorities as a bit unstable, even speculated to have been
schizophrenic. Things didn’t improve when his debts mounted
and his wife left him. However, as he was breaking no laws, they
couldn’t get the dangerous animals taken away. When the police arrived on the scene, they
found Thompson had shot himself at some point after setting his animals free, leaving them
with a very dangerous situation they were ill equipped to deal with. To get an idea of what it was like on hand,
we have an account from one of Thompson’s neighbors, Sam Kopchak, who was the first
to notice the issue when his horses started freaking out. Upon investigating, he saw a slew of animals
observing his horses. He notes, “I’m telling you, the lion is bad
enough, and the lioness is bad enough, and the wolf is bad, and the bear, but…don’t
be around the tiger. The tigers are actually bigger than the lions
if they’re fully grown. He started snarling, and went after the horses.” Unable to safely corral the dozens of dangerous
animals running wild in the concentrated area, and with no time to call in professionals
and people with tranquilizers without potentially letting some of the animals escape into the
night, the police ended up having to kill all of them outside of the few that the animals
themselves had already killed in the interim. This massacre was much to the devastation
of many called to kill the poor animals, and was considered even more tragic in the case
of the 18 Bengal tigers as there are only a few thousand of those left in the wild in
the world and an unknown number in captivity. As you might imagine, this event saw many
states, including Ohio, put in place stricter rules about owning such animals though, as
often lamented by animal rights activists, having rules and anyone actually bothering
to enforce them are two different things, let alone the loopholes that exist.

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “How are Rich People Able to Buy Exotic Pets Like Tigers?

  1. Today I Found Out says:

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  2. sean coffey says:

    Wow, this was useful. I'm gonna get myself a kiwi

  3. Long Forgotten says:

    I am glad you brought up the Ohio massacre. That’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to endangered species and the law in this country.

  4. F says:

    I have played with young tigers, lions, pumas in a rescue zoo. They are great animals when they are young so I understand why people want them..

  5. David H says:


  6. Coneman Gaming says:

    1:53 to skip over the top watch advert

  7. Hannah Fuller says:

    Him: you don't need to be rich to own a tiger
    Also him: an albino tiger can cost $10,000+ and thousands in healthcare

  8. Katie F says:

    Eat the rich

  9. firefox517 says:

    Here in Montana Bison are actually pretty commonly used as cattle

  10. Paul Simmons says:

    Don't scoff at reports of lions, tigers, and bears walking through your neighborhood until you're sure they're not outside your door.
    In the meantime, might I recommend owning a 375H&H… Just in case the crazy guy is correct!

    Great video that illustrates what fun a little extra money can provide for you and your friends!

  11. Aria Clements says:

    I wish I had bats, but bats don't do well in captivity. Perhaps I can become a legit sanctuary or rehab for them. Keyword: LEGIT

  12. Ivel Kimber says:

    Oh my God, I remember the Zanesville zoo massacre, that happened right near my high school and we had to stay inside for several extra hours.

  13. vze57t9j says:

    The question I would like to have answered is, 'Why are ANY people able to buy Tigers?' Heartbreaking 🙁

  14. J C says:

    Watches are like a dinosaur…who need them these days with cell phones…

  15. Jackson Kim says:

    I don't know, Tigers R Us…?

  16. WolvenSpectre says:

    Karl really outdid himself this time. When it started to go to cases of attacks on those keeping them I was thinking "this sounds like Karl wrote it." You know you have been watching too much Simon and Karl when you start to tell who wrote what before the credits.

  17. Leggo My Ego says:

    A british guy explaining US laws is kind of weirding me out.

  18. Z Bott says:

    Could Harrods sell me an ant? Asking for my python friend.

  19. Rob Kandell says:

    The Ford family has their own pet Lions, but they aren’t a danger to anyone.

  20. Jerome L. says:

    Vincero watches are garbage

  21. Cadillac Deville says:

    So interesting 🤗

  22. Jesse B says:

    Snakes are venomous, not poisonous.

  23. Brooke Zerger says:

    Local to Zanesville, and I must say that the Thompson case is a bit of a local conspiracy theory. It would be worthy of it's own video. I was in college at the time and the day after all of my classes were empty because every school district was closed because nobody was sure if all of the animals were accounted for. A few years after there was a dispersal sale of everything on the property including the horses they bred and I wound up with one second hand. He never was quite right….but you could see the place from the interstate. It has since gone up for sale and it was really weird to see such a normal looking house on the market knowing what had happened there.

  24. Cameron Boggs says:

    You got the leopard thing wrong. They dont use them to breed hybrid house cats. They use the African serval to do that to breed Savannah cats. Those are crazy predators too tho.

  25. DenseAlloy says:

    11:41 neither do housecats…that's why you can wake up and catch them watching you…They are just waiting for you to stop breathing so they start in on you. Dogs will eat you after you're dead but it's by accident…They lick the corpse and then hunger just takes over after a day or so…cats don't even wait for you to get cold. True story..or at least my version.

  26. GeekBorne says:

    I live only about 45 minutes fe where the Zanesville Zoo Massacre happened. It was very upsetting thing to happen and apparently there are conspiracy theories about his wife doing it or covering himself in chicken to attract the animals to attack him because he was partially eaten when found. No matter what happened, the way it ended for so many beautiful animals is sad and sickening.

  27. WomenAreJust DumpstersForBabyGravy says:

    Short answer: Legality doesn't matter much as long as you don't get caught or if you are rich. Plus it's easier to get forgiveness than permission. If you are rich just pay the fine and buy another cat if the original gets confiscated (or grease a few palms so they look the other way).

  28. Israel McDonald says:

    Someone should find a way to return the tigers back to the wild or in zoos were we all will be safe.

  29. JeffFrmJoisey says:

    Scary when your pet is 4 feet longer than your Smart Car!!!

  30. Bruce IDW says:

    Owning large wild animals is the one issue where I just have to be racist. White people only. Sorry. It’s a cultural thing not a "white genetic supremacy master race" thing. Blacks and hispanics (but primarily black people) see big expensive wild animals as status symbols. They’ll just chain them up in the front yard to show off what a rich badass they are. They do this with putbulls too. They’re not gonna buy a tiger to spend $10,000 a month giving it proper care. That’s not the reason they get such animals. Mike Tyson wasn’t being a conservationist he was being a badass.

    So, white people only. Again, it’s cultural. And it’s unfortunate. Bash me all you want, I don’t care. I put animal welfare before woke racial ass-kissing.

  31. kawzmoe says:

    Today I Found Out: Ligertown, Idaho

  32. arick monkey says:

    I use to work for a pet rescue that was friends with a lion owner in Pahrump, NV. I got to see them from about 50 feet away. One of my favorite animals since I was a kid.

  33. Lee Olsson says:

    This just makes me sad.

  34. Charles Martin says:

    My ex wife has been a man eater for over 35 years. THERE NEEDS TO BE REGULATIONS!!!!!!!

  35. Kathryn Geeslin says:

    What could that man have been thinking! Bengals and grizzlies are unpredictable at best; large hungry predators desperate for food will eat anything; they'd have a chance to be transferred from enclosures to relocations but not to be captured in open countryside; and the cruelty to neighbors, humans, pets and livestock, forcing them to kill beautiful beasts they respect and may know in self defense; how could even a suicidal man who had cared for them do that.

  36. Jon Crow says:

    So, is it possible to get a “service tiger” if it’s trained properly?

    I swear it’s a licensed service animal! You can’t legally ban me from taking this tiger on that airplane. Loud noises, sudden unpredictable motions, crowds, and enclosed spaces are YOUR problem!


  37. John Mann says:

    Except for a couple of cases, it’s venomous snakes, not poisonous. Venom is injected…

  38. Eugene Wong says:

    The way that tigers are treated is so sad.

  39. steve owensby says:

    Own house cats between 8-20lbs. I know better than to try and own any cat that weighs 10x that, them just trying to play with you cause you moved is bad enough with house cats.

  40. bird bones says:

    leopards and house cats are too genetically distant to interbreed. please please let me emphasize that although the laws are insanely lax, keeping a big cat as a pet is never a good idea. period. for a long list of reasons. if you want to know why check out

  41. Siara H says:

    Um, no, I'm sorry TIFO, but Panthera pardus is not being crossbred with Felis silvestris to make hybrid pets. They're not just different species or genera, they're in completely different subfamilies. I'm not even sure a hybrid between a Pantherine and a Feline is possible.

    The crossbreed your research turned up was probably of the very small Asian leopard cats, Prionailurus bengalensis, and domestic cats. Those are called Bengals, and I seriously doubt that anyone would be injured by a 10 pound wild Asian leopard cat.

  42. Danielle Lippert says:

    Simon, snakes arent poisonous, they're venomous

  43. Derek Bremer says:

    Too many ads that are irrelevant and overlong on this channel.

  44. JackSpeed 439 says:

    Hello. I love your videos but could you please try and include Australia in them if it’s reasonable? You did after all include Austria in this one with Austria having 9 million citizens and Australia having 24 million citizens and Australia being over 100 times bigger than Austria and Australia was also never a Nazi hangout. Just saying.

  45. Payperheirplain says:

    But like… Why the fuck would anyone ever want to own an Apex predator?! Seriously? They are cool for sure but they are crazy strong, huge, eat tons of meat, have no regard or compassion for humans, and are literally wild animals just being wild animals no matter what you do. Seems like an insane risk for no reason other than to show the world how big of a moron you are for wanting to keep a huge predator animal on your property.

  46. Mr. Fox says:

    Human stupidity and arrogance have no limits. Hey I hope you forget who you are and will be my cute cute pet! But it you won't I will shoot you, it's not like your life matter!

  47. PRIZM CMYK says:

    Because they can

  48. slitherboi 44 says:

    If you buy watches for style, are you even using it to tell time on the go? Or do you just check your phone?

  49. Josh Wilson says:

  50. Brett Chapman says:

    seems to be that American government has no respect for any wildlife… no fines for neglecting a tiger but 250k for having a bald eagle feather because its an icon lol bunch self centred sphincters

  51. Melanie Monroe says:

    Jeez how f'n depressing the poor animals and those who own them outside of legit zoos are probably compensating for small genitals I guess

  52. The Cheaterman says:

    Before I see the full video I'd love to shout out to Michael Jamison on YouTube, who takes great care of his two tiger friends! – AIUI his house is partly an animal shelter, but the tigers are his own 🙂 so are the dogs and cats hahaha!

  53. Han Lockhart says:

    12:51 How did I never hear of this? Also when you said "massacre", I thought a massacre of people by the animals. Anyway, a vet did try to tranquilise one tiger but it went berserk instead of just settling down and falling asleep. The Police couldn`t have it running about with a `maybe` it getting tired in an hour and so they just had to shoot them. Understandable. It was only a matter of time before people were going to be the ones being massacred, especially with such large numbers of extremely dangerous animals out.

  54. The Cheaterman says:

    12:46 what DA absolute FUQ!? Sick enough to keep all these, but to let them loose???

    EDIT: Sick indeed, tragic story. I don't blame the authorities for putting down the animals though, I just wish they had a choice!

  55. Rathial says:

    I'm from SC and there is legit a Liger plantation just down the road from my house lol

  56. brian whittle says:

    I remember going to Chester zoo and seeing the Tigers, I never realised they were so big, anyone who has one of these as a pet must be a bit nuts, normal cats can be big assholes, imagine what a Tiger could do if they are in the mood.

  57. Alexandra Donnelly says:

    Where did the idea that glasses means someone is smart come from? Has that perception/stereotype been around for long?

  58. domo mitsune says:

    One of these days I want to own a fennec fox. I heard you can train them like a dog. Too bad I have laws in my County preventing me from owning that as a exotic pet. But strangely enough, there isn't any rules against owning a flock of parrots. My neighbor has over 30 parrots, most of them are large parrots and African greys. They have a large Avery on the side of the yard. It gets Extremely Loud when they start squawking. The parrots are friendly and like to be petted.

  59. jonny pepperston says:

    You can't ride around with a tiger in your car

  60. Jamaican Me Crazy says:

    I always thought you just say eenie meeni miney mo then just go catch that Fukkr by the toe

  61. Spencer Eisenhour says:

    Great video

  62. Sol Hi says:

    Anyone who purchased an tiger lion etc l need to put into the tiger lion etc environment. How long it going to last. Better put these people in a cage because these animals needs a large area SELFISH IDIOTS

  63. J R says:

    Hey, could you do one on the effects of energy drinks? They sponsor everything. People are getting rich. What is the long term price though? The younger guys I work with (24-34) drink them like soda. I'm thinking when, in 15 years, I'll be retired and these kids will be dead from their hearts exploding. Maybe if you have a very physical job, one a day is ok……? Let's hear it Simon.

  64. Marcos Danilo says:

    "How do you buy a tiger?" there's this thing called money, people use it to trade for goods and services, if i had to bet, i would say that you do it using it…

  65. Han Lockhart says:

    "I`m an animal lover, but when I`m pissed off, I let free 18 Tigers, plus other wild dangerous animals in a populated city who might maim and kill others and will mostly defintely be shot dead themselves." This is why I am not an animal lover. I use commonsense with animals, not pretend to be better than everyone else.

  66. Rowena Aitken says:

    *Venomous snakes not poisonous

  67. Neko says:

    "People with tiger buying money…"
    welp I'm out…

  68. ceicli se-i-sl-i says:

    Lax laws ( and checks) and little interest in knowledge (even with domesticated pets) make people buy "a cute puppy"! Learn about the grown animal first, then buy! And never tigers and such! Support places like Big Cat Rescue instead that takes care of the mess after owners suddenly realize what they took home!

  69. anna mcfadden says:

    Now dont get me wrong. I absolutely love animals. But these types dont need to be privately own. Not just for the humans safety but also the animals

  70. Janne Peltonen says:

    American laws and attitudes concerning animals never cease to amaze me.

  71. Zach VanArsdale says:

    7:50 *Venomous snakes

  72. metamorphicorder says:

    Yeah a wolf kept alone by a human would result in it becomming very anti social.

  73. David Colman says:

    I hope these great looking watches don't waste as much time as you do telling us about them.

  74. TheCivildecay says:

    Owning a tiger/lion/monkey is like a rich douchebag stamp of approval.

  75. 710 Messiah says:

    I'd dearly hope anyone who owns a tiger or any endangered species would be responsible in keeping the species going responsibly. That's the only way I'd ever own an exotic pet is if your a conservationist.

  76. Elizabeth Tore says:

    Hello Simon 😁,
    How did cuss/curse words become curse words?
    Love ALL of your channel's 💓

  77. GlitchCityPromo says:

    I've read an article that is this video word for word. Good job earning that thumbs down

  78. kturst s says:

    1:56 to shop the ad

  79. just me says:

    Back in the 1980's my neighbor had a full grown male lion! We lived in Post Falls Idaho and she also fed it using roadkill. He was a very big, very sweet cat who loved scratches behind his ears.

  80. Flee says:

    So we can add it to the list of agencies that are underfunded.

  81. lydia de wet says:

    12:53 …and a partridge in a pear tree

  82. waxdood says:

    With money

  83. Thomas Conrow says:

    Venomous snakes. There are very, very few poisonous snakes.

  84. Heather says:

    I love bison though.

  85. Wade Tisthammer says:

    11:45 to 12:00 The Minnesotan tiger that killed its owner was severely underfed so that it was actually closer to 260 pounds (thus eating the owner).

  86. Arkadeep Kundu says:


    Absolutely no one:

    Americans: Stripey kitty!
    Brits: Oi mate, you got a loicense fer that cat?

  87. Brantley Hester says:

    I live in South Carolina, I'm getting me a tiger! Whooooooooooo!

  88. Kinzuko says:

    Idk about you but I can destroy my self with a watch… both physically and financially

    Edit: I live in alabama and I have seen people with pet monkies

  89. Chris Martin says:

    You meant venomous snakes, not poisonous.

  90. id104335409 says:

    Most animals are illegal to own privately.
    But nobody is bothered to chase owners and making their lives harder.
    Much worst crimes out there to tackle.

  91. RebelCommander7 Star Wars kid says:

    There really NEED to be more rules and people enforcing the rules about this stuff

  92. Chance Smith says:

    People want to ban zoos, who (with some awful exceptions such as Austin Zoo) take world-class care of their animals and invest millions of dollars into diverse and complex enclosures for them, while looking the other way when the super rich are putting tigers in tiny steel cages. Glad we’re all mad about the right things. Let’s all ban the primary source of income for wildlife conservation causes, but let the rich keep abusing their power to play with nature.

  93. WoebringerofDoom says:

    TIGER WORLD is close enough to me that occasionally you can hear a roar!

  94. T OB says:

    Is this video about watches or animals?

  95. Nathan Hardee says:

    SIMON WHISTLER!!!!!! Alcohol history…..Proof, ABV, how did people know their alcohol? Where did these terms come from?

  96. Glen Martin says:

    We have a 7 pound Calico. That's big enough thank you! I have seen Pumas in the wild and they are impressive and majestic.
    We control and regulate so much now, why not more oversight over predators?

  97. Caravan says:

    Vincero watch? What the hell is a watch?

  98. Caravan says:

    So you can't drive around with a tiger in your car?

  99. Marlyce W says:

    What about Christian the Lion? He loved his humans.

  100. Nathaniel Pool says:

    So today I learn that bison are the most dangerous animal to humans, got it.

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