There are many videos on the internet that show the luxurious life in the UAE. Keeping wild animals as pets such as cheetahs, lions and tigers has become a notorious status symbol in the oil-rich country. Affluent owners have been seen walking their lions on public beaches and showcasing their exotic animal collections on social media platforms. However, recently a video of a pet tiger chasing a man in a luxury house in Dubai went viral on the internet. Some viewers said the clip was “scary”, while others expressed concerns about the animal being confined to the house.
The short video was shared by Instagram page Billionaires Lifestyle. The beginning of the video shows a pet tiger chasing a man inside the living room of a charming house in the United Arab Emirates. Initially, he is seen smiling as the rooster runs after him, however, he falls to the ground but the lion continues to hold him. The frightened man then tries to stand up and runs away from the pet again.
“Only in the Middle East,” the post’s caption read. The video has been viewed over four million times since it was shared.
“So wrong, doesn’t belong here. He needs his freedom. This beautiful animal is not a toy,” said one user.
“Bhai thinks he will escape the tiger from Monday but all he is doing is engaging in hunting,” one person commented.
“These animals should not be kept as pets in any setting other than nature,” added another.
“So funny! That sure is a billionaire’s lifestyle!” A user commented.
The sixth said, keep playing with fire and you will burn.
“Chasing animals,” commented one user.
“Why is this creature in a bl**** apartment,” said one person.
“It’s scary,” added another.
It should be noted that the UAE banned the private ownership and trade of wild and dangerous animals in 2017. Citizens who hunt wild animals for keeping as pets can be fined up to $136,000 (Dh700,000) or six months in prison. “The law prohibits the trade and ownership of all wild and domesticated but dangerous animals. Only zoos, wildlife parks, circuses, breeding and research centers are entitled to keep wild or exotic animals. From the public They are urged to report cases of wild animals being kept as pets,” the UAE Cabinet said on its website.
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