Brazilian family that lives alongside tigers may have to relinquish them

09/27/2013 | Yahoo

A Brazilian family is fighting to keep the tigers it raised from cubs, but government officials want the pets removed from the home permanently. Ary Borges raised nine tigers, allowing his daughters to sleep with and care for the animals. Borges' 2-year-old granddaughter is allowed to play with the tigers, too. "It's crazy," said Patty Finch, executive director of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, who also argues that the family's claim that it is helping preserve the species is misguided. "It's a very dangerous situation, especially if there are young children around -- they easily trigger a tiger's hunting instinct."

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