Tinder is asking users to stop posting selfies with tigers

Geronimo Vena
Agosto 5, 2017

Tinder would much prefer if your profile pics were full of metaphorical party animals rather than actual wild animals. In a blog post on the Tinder website last week, the company explained that, "more often than not, these photos take advantage of handsome creatures that have been torn from their natural environment".

In response to a complaint by animal rights group Peta and general growing disquiet with the idea, Tender said in a blog post that: "It's time for the tiger selfies to go".

Tinder was spurred into action after PETA Australia penned a letter to the dating app's cofounder Sean Rad. "Once they've grown larger and are too unsafe to handle, they end up being locked away in cages or heavily sedated", Ashley Fruno, PETA Australia's associate director of campaigns, wrote.

While the company has not straight up banned them, they have asked users to take down their tiger photos.

However, many users of Tinder and other dating apps still upload pictures posed with big cats on their profiles. They've also pledged to donate $10,000 to Project Cat. But it's about to be outlawed by the modern king of dating portals Tinder, which has said no to men flexing their muscles in ironic t-shirts next to one of nature's most impressive beasts.

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