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Floyd Mayweather slammed by animal rights campaigners

Mirror logo Mirror 20/03/2017 Darren Wells
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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has been slammed by animal rights campaigners after videos emerged of the superstar boxer alongside captive tigers.

A member of Mayweather's entourage - nicknamed 'the Money team' - posted videos on to Instagram showing the champion boxer walking a tiger round a hotel room on a lead.

The videos have caused outrage amongst campaigners who described Mayweather as "an insecure man who is trying to make himself look big by bullying wild animals".

Elisa Allen, Director of PETA UK added, "Most people know that tigers belong in the wild, where they can live with their families, explore their native environment, and roam hundreds of miles.

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"Captivity is a living hell for animals who are meant to run free.

"If Floyd Mayweather cared about tigers at all, he would transfer this animal to a reputable sanctuary and put his muscle and money into protecting them in their natural habitats."

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Mayweather has come under fire from PETA before having posed for a photo with a tiger, which he claimed was gifted to him, back in 2015.

PETA pleaded in response to the picture, "PETA appeals to Floyd Mayweather to be a real champ for animals and allow his 'Christmas present' to be moved to a wildlife sanctuary."

Perhaps Mayweather is getting used to being face-to-face with tigers in preparation for his next potential opponent Conor McGregor , who sports a large tattoo of one on his abdomen. Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty   

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