This letter is intended to inform the community about the traveling zoo located at the courtside shopping center in Pekin. They had a tiger cub that looked way to young to be separated from its mother. Apparently they do this so that the cubs will get used to people to be able to have their pics taken with paying customers. The cub was screaming for its mom, and it just broke my heart. The guy I spoke to said they breed tigers and sell them to zoos. I can’t imagine the tigers enjoy being stuck in the back of a semi in a cage, traveling for hours and hours. Doesn’t seem right to me. 

Jessica Shoup