Amber Chia Strips Down to Her Stripes for Animals in Zoos
Chinese-Malaysian cover model and actor Amber Chia (The 3rd Generation, Trio & a Bed) earned her stripes as a friend to animals who are imprisoned in zoos by starring in an eye-catching PETA anti-captivity ad.
The fresh-faced beauty—who has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, FHM, Playboy, and NuYou—poses wearing only painted tiger stripes to bring in the Year of the Tiger. “Tigers, elephants, and chimpanzees aren’t meant to live fenced in any more than I am,” Chia explains. “The born free should stay free.”
Animals in zoos are sentenced to a lifetime of boredom, loneliness, and abuse. Even the biggest zoos cannot provide the space, exercise, privacy, or mental stimulation that the animals they imprison need, much less fulfill animals’ other complex needs. As a result of their confinement, animals in zoos frequently exhibit neurotic behavior such as constant pacing, head-swaying, and circling. In response to their never-ending frustration, some even resort to self-mutilation and other abnormal and self-destructive behavior.
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