You wouldn't feel comfortable if such animal is held anywhere other than in a cage. The tiger here, they said, had seen action in Hollywood movies. This place we went to is a ranch near Salinas CA (Steinbeck country). The ranch has bed/breakfast accommodation for animal lover tourists , and a spacious enclosures for animals and birds trained to face the camera and hired for filming to movie/TV producers. My post for Camera critters and Photo Hunt.