Listen, I agree with all what you are saying. But there are certain measures that can be taken, measures only which can be fostered or rejected by the Powers that be. These people are the Russian- Indian Government, the World Wild life foundation, and private animals rights activists like me. Yes, just like there are private owners... there are also private animal activists and groups fighting for their survival. These people all want the best for the Tigers, and the main objective is to make the Tigers safe, well bred, and happy. There is no way you can ever convince anyone that Tigers are better off in cages, those isolated incidences don't contribute fairly to the well being of Tigers. What is so bad about establishing a natural Tiger reserve in America? That way everybody else can even see them and enjoy them, maybe even establish fees and use the proceeds to manage their protection. You are forgetting that haboring Tigers privately is Illegal in virtually every country?