I think it goes without saying that no one likes to be touched inappropriately.
It’s both a crime and morally wrong to do so.
But for some reason, there are those who can’t keep it to themselves anyway and decide to do it…
…only this time it’s to animals instead.
Brace yourselves, it’s about to get really weird.
On 26th August, Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas stirred the internet when she uploaded videos of her fondling a tiger’s private areas.
Yup, you heard it right.
Fondling a tiger’s balls.
According to The Smart Local, she had visited the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai.
This animal centre allowed people to get up close and personal with adult and baby tigers.
And the first thing Ms Akkarachaiyapas does?
Touch the tiger’s testicles.
The following photo is censored but if you want to look, please view it at your own caution.
Netizens Fire At Her
I think it’s only natural that people get angry at such an act.
According to the Daily Mail, one person commented that the tiger did not allow her to touch its privates.
“You have no right to do that.”
Some even commented that she was extremely lucky the tiger did not attack her back.
Others also felt bad for the tiger for having its private parts exposed online.
And you want to know how Ms Akkarachaiyapas defended herself?
By saying she was an animal lover.
Pretty sure that’s not how math works.
Zoo Keeper’s Response
Tiger kingdom had a few words regarding the incident.
The head zookeeper, Pirom Cahntama, said that zookeepers are trained to both handle the animals and guests.
Usually, all visitors are monitored closely to ensure the safety of the animals. All tigers also undergo regular health checks.
“We do not allow tourists to grab the tigers’ testicles but they are allowed to touch any part of the animal’s body as long as our specialists are present.”
He states that they will make sure tourists do not touch said parts of the animals again.
However, others show concern over the existence of such zoos in the first place.
Some alleged that these zoos sedate animals in order to keep them tame. It could possibly explain why the tiger’s first instinct was not to attack Ms Akkarachaiyapas but squirm away.
Some networks like National Geographic even go as far as to say such ‘wildlife tourism’ exploits these animals.
Whatever the case may be, please treat these zoo animals with respect.
I’m sure no one would like to get unwarranted touches like that, too.