Too Risky? Man Lives with Lions to Raise Money

Jim Jablon runs the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando in Florida, where he takes in abandoned animals from livestock to exotic primates and big cats.  Caring for these animals is an expensive endeavor, and with money running out, Jablon has turned to a controversial publicity stunt to raise awareness and funds for his center.

Watch this clip from Good Morning America from this morning, which includes a brief comment from me via Skype on the dangers of this stunt, and let us know what you think. Is this too risky and does it send the wrong message, or is it a clever way to raise awareness on the issues with keeping potentially dangerous animals as pets?

Published: January 4, 2011