Bad boy Lewis Hamilton never learns his lesson. After being slammed by the animals’ protection organization, the Mercedes-AMG driver hits again. He posted a video of him playing with a tiger right after winning the Mexican Grand Prix.
3-time world champion Lewis Hamilton gets his kicks from the most insane activities. He’s definitely got a weakness for wild animals, which puts him on the black list of the associations protecting the animals’ rights.
The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation is just miles away from the Formula 1 racetrack, so the Brit went straight there after winning the race ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton didn’t just watch the cats from behind the glass, but joined them for some extravagant games.
The tiger jumps over to him, but not showing any sign of aggression, while Hamilton treats him like a giant pet. The huge feline eventually crashes to the ground begging for attention. The foundation’s representatives have mentioned that the tiger he played with was not even trained, nor tranquilised, just extremely friendly. Strangely, the name of the tiger is Nicole.
PETA slams the driver claiming he is using wild animals for his own amusement. And it is not the first time he has done it. Just two months ago, he posted a video on Instagram showing him sneaking up on a tiger and scaring the hell out of the animal.
The controversial videos have put Lewis Hamilton under fire, as the animal rights organisation PETA called his actions „far more foolish than tangling with Nico Rosbeg”. Well, he might need those finger to shift gear and those feet to work the pedals, so he’d better keep them out of the tigers’ and leopards’ mouths.