The Georgia State Fair, being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia from Oct. 2-11, will be featuring what is likely to be one of the hottest draws in the South, as well as one of the most controversial: a White Tiger Show.
White Tigers are among the most endangered of the Big Cats, mostly because they are not a product of natural evolution but, rather, selective breeding. According to The Wildcat Sanctuary, a no-kill facility in Minnesota, White Tigers often suffer because of the desire of breeders to create what amounts to a sideshow attraction. “White Bengal tigers have also been crossed with Siberian tigers to produce a larger specimen which in turn causes even more genetic problems. For years breeders and exhibitors have been using the excuse that white tigers are an endangered species so they need to keep breeding them.”