Tigers are wild animals. We hate confinement because of Coronavirus. How do you think these animals feel confined as pets? No matter how you think you've bonded with a tiger it is still a wild animal. When it gets bored enough, or upset enough with confinement, the excitement of live prey (its owner) becomes a real threat to the lives of both the keeper and the tiger. Do Not promote this cruelty in any way.
It's just so crazy and such z train wreck, it seems like a work of fiction. I think that's what is fascinating. You know it's a train wreck waiting to happen but you can't stop watching. A guilty pleasure.
I did see it and thought the "tiger king" was discusting. A very selfish man who thought it was totally okay to keep wild animals for his own pleasure. He said how much he loved the tigers but there was a scene of him hitting them when they didn't do what he wanted or doing what he didn't want. Ugh! Very disturbing.