Tigers aren’t sexy.
That’s the message from the dating app Tinder, which this week asked its users to stop posting photos of themselves with the big cats.
The photos, taken at tourist attractions with captive animals, may look cool, but “many of these wild animals are taken from their mothers as babies and forced to endure cruel and intensive training to make them ‘safe’ to interact with tourists,” said Cassandra Koenen, head of wildlife campaigns at World Animal Protection.
Tinder agrees, saying “we promise that your profile will be just as fierce without the drugged animals.”
If you really want to show that you love animals, Tinder has a better suggestion: post photos of yourself volunteering at an animal shelter.