MALIBU—A proposal to maintain five white Siberian tigers on a residential property for filming purposes has drawn much opposition from neighbors, who fear having close proximity to the wild animals.
“Wild tigers are a threat to our safety and serenity,” the petition states. “Captive tigers often escape during transport, cleaning or feeding, or during natural disasters. When they do escape, tigers follow their natural instincts, maiming and killing.”
The property listed under proposal PL13-0011 is located at
The captive animals would be cared for by the property owners and their immediate family. No employees are scheduled for the project, and no public members would be allowed near the animals. The proposal was submitted by Irena Hauser.
On the documents, the Ventura County Planning Division states that the proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment, but “No Tigers in
The proposal has been up for public review since July 26, ending on August 26. The public is encouraged to submit written comments to Jay Dobrowalski, the case planner, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 26 to the
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