A Russian prosecutor is investigating whether media coverage of the unlikely friendship between a male goat and a male tiger could spark interest among children in “non-traditional sexual relations.”
Timur the goat and Amur the tiger met in November in a wildlife park near Vladivostok after the goat was placed in the tiger’s compound as a snack, according to the Associated Press. The tiger never devoured him and instead took a liking to his new companion, prompting their rare “romance” to go viral.
But Novosibirsk lawyer Alexei Krestyanov claims the animals’ domestic harmony could harm children by provoking “interest in non-traditional sexual relations,” The Guardian reports.
“I think the positive coverage of this topic is nothing less than interference in the personal lives of minors, which is what hidden propaganda is, and public, active imposition of homosexuality,” Krestyanov wrote on Facebook.
The prosecutor’s office is now looking into the case, according to The Guardian. Sadly, Timur and Amur are undergoing a trial separation after they attacked one another.