Christopher Columbus High in Miami, Florida, brought in a caged tiger and other live animals to compliment the prom's theme "Welcome To The Jungle." Critics say the move not only could have put students in danger, but also claim the circumstances for the animals were inhumane.
Yes, that's a LIVE TIGER at PROM. Miami school's 'Welcome to the Jungle' themed dance featured a caged cat, leaving at least one parent to worry about the message that sends to students. 🐯 https://t.co/Vsw42PqYnq— HLN (@HLNTV) May 14, 2018
Below are some students defending the fact that there was NO HARM caused on these animals.
And please tell me how the tiger was disrespected, no one bothered him, and he was kept calm by the handlers. Seeing as we were there and you were not, I’d love to hear the first account experience.— LXXI (@TheIrishMan_98) May 14, 2018
It was a tamed tiger provided by The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commision. Nothing happened to the tiger for the 5 minutes that it was out. This is being blown out of proportion. Safety precautions were taken prior to when the tiger was taken out.— Manny (@_mannyalvarez) May 14, 2018
I think the reaction to the tiger at the Columbus Prom has been completely overblown. The tiger did not seem to be harmed in any way. That being said, I still can’t see how that was a worthwhile expense by the school for the prom. Use that money to get a good band instead of a DJ— Juan-Carlos Planas (@jcp717) May 14, 2018