Big Cat Rescue
This site is more than 9,600 pages of photos, videos, stories, facts and fun stuff about lions, tigers, leopards and many, many more varieties of exotic wild cats.
Global March for Lions
This is a global event to raise awareness about:
Cub handling, posing with cubs for photos, petting cubs and why that is always abuse
Walking with lions (walking lions on leashes and letting people walk out into groups of sub adult lions, so the lions get used to people walking up within shooting distance)
Canned hunting (where lions are shot for a fee in cages)
Lion meat issues (all of these are connected)
550 registrants will “march” through Big Cat Rescue to meet our lions and other wild cats and will take action to save lions by paw-sing at the end to be taped asking their lawmakers to “march the Big Cat & Public Safety Protection Act through Congress.” For more information about this bill go to: https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond
This event is to help people understand the link between paying to play with a cub in this country and lions being slaughtered for their fur, bones and meat, here and in the wild. http://bigcatrescue.org/march-lions/
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The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats
This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act HR 1998 – S 1381 is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos. Ask your member of Congress to Co-Sponsor this bill now!
You can sign up now for Summer Camp. Big Cat Rescue is hiring two summer camp teachers (FL certification required)! Please email email@example.com for information. http://bigcatrescue.org/kids-camp/
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Who is Big Cat Rescue?
Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Our dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
- Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats.
- The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in Nov. 4, 1992.
- The non profit 501c3 sanctuary is home to more than 100 exotic big cats
- The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including:
- Abandoned by owners who wrongly thought they would make good pets
- Abused by owners in order to force them to perform
- Retired from performing acts
- Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats
- Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers. See our Bobcat Rehab and Release work
- Big Cat Rescue has 14 species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including:
- Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars
- Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats and a Geoffroy Cat
- Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
- The non-profit organization is:
- Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
- Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”
- Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals
- Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
- The sanctuary is situated on 69 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.