Face Of The Day

CHINA-ANIMAL-SHOW

A man grooms his mini poodle after competition at the 2014 China International Pet Show in Beijing on November 17, 2014. The China International Pet Show (CIPS) will take place from November 17 to 20. By Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images.

A reader writes regarding Friday’s FOTD:

While I know you posted that white tiger with the best of intentions, I wish you might have accompanied it with some education about the white tiger, which occur in nature, but which zoos usually acquire by breeding a father white tiger to his female white tiger offspring – resulting in a wide variety of health issues that plague these animals throughout their lives. White tigers may seem exotic, but they are actually a representation of animal cruelty. Here is a link with some more information.