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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction.  We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.


Thanks so much to ALL OF YOU (more than 3,000 advocates!!) who took time to take action on our Facebook post yesterday regarding the lion cub scheduled to appear today at the American Legion Post in Titusville, Florida!

Many of these venues simply don't have all the facts when they book exotic cat exhibits.

As a result of YOUR action in educating the American Legion that this is mistreatment and showing them that so many people care, the lion cub appearance has been cancelled!

Another in a string of successes YOU have achieved in recent years.

Now is the time to reward the American Legion for doing the right thing. Please go to their FB page and politely thank them.
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Becky WalshI just called to thank them for the cancellation-I was abruptly hung up on! It's all good at least they canceled 👏28 minutes ago   ·  4
Teresa CalvertHurray! Ps I didn't know Big Cat Rescue bought cubs...I thought they just convinced folks to give them over. I wonder if Nikki lion would like a lil one to watch over if he could come to Big Cat Rescue. She has been on my mind for two days...:) By the way, does anyone have any pics of Nikki lion to share? I only have one.... Thanks! Happy Caturday, y'all!1 hour ago
Christine ChulickMaybe they will sell the cub to Big Cat Rescue.1 hour ago
Lexi WilliamsYay!!!2 hours ago   ·  1
Buffy LinderWhere is the cub?2 hours ago   ·  1
Hayley HoltA small victory in the face of wildcat cruelty, but a victory nonetheless! Power of the people :)2 hours ago   ·  2
Joy Kosyipee2 hours ago   ·  1
Sian CasanovaGreat news x2 hours ago
Marlene WatsonYea!💝🌑2 hours ago
Farida Ibrahim ColonI just got goose pimples. So proud of all of you at BCR who are educating the world, one LIKE, SHARE, VIDEO & RESCUE at a time. God bless you ALL.2 hours ago   ·  9
Kim Sloan OwensGreat! and I also thanked them for cancelling the cub :)2 hours ago   ·  2
Barbara SevrensBeautiful glad we did it2 hours ago   ·  1
Amy StrevelerSorry to be a buzzkill here, but what happens to the baby when it can't "earn" its keep? :(2 hours ago
Cynthia KarinaHappy for this!!!!2 hours ago
Alicia GrassGood job!!2 hours ago
Christine ChulickWhat is going to happen to the cub?2 hours ago   ·  3
Simone FoleyGreat news!!2 hours ago   ·  3
Beth Evans Marroni put a note of thanks on their wall.2 hours ago   ·  3
Eileen TidwellWhat happens to the lion cub?2 hours ago   ·  1
Roberta J DiLevaYEAH!!!!!!!!!!! This make me so happy!!!!!! We did it!!!!2 hours ago   ·  8
Gail BeauI posted a thank you on the Legion page and cam across a BCR watch" blog/rant which was disgusting. Hope no one believes the garbage they have there."59 minutes ago   ·  1
Peggy CraneI am so glad to hear this. The American Legion does good work and I think they were mislead.2 hours ago   ·  14
Jane Bethell LombariHope the little lion cub is going to be ok?1 hour ago   ·  1
Katherine BirminghamI am sitting here with tear in my eyes. So thankful that they cancelled the exhibit. Not only us, but to those friends that also picked up on our shares and left messages. Thank you everyone for your help with this.1 hour ago   ·  1
Gábor JankóHa valaki talál ilyet szóljon be fogadom!!2 hours ago   ·  1

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There is so much love going around here at Big Cat Rescue. Meet some of our volunteers and interns, and see which big cats they love.

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Pretty & Lovely Animals<3 Love that!4 hours ago   ·  2
Andrea Anya NaderDream job!! Except I'd get fired for trying to pet them with the stick. So hard to resist!! How do you do it!?!?!3 hours ago   ·  2
Karie Alfeld-SwankI LOVE this video. Especially the close up shots of the cats. How beautiful.21 minutes ago
Linda Linnthat was great!3 hours ago
Amanda BrownI don't think I could pick a favorite but I might when I visit this summer!!!3 hours ago
Melissa Carrollam I the only 1 that can't hear the keepers?3 hours ago
Sharon Chase HurdWonderful video! I can see all the love that's given to the Big Cats, I would be so tempted to pet them too!2 hours ago
Amanda CaulkettBeautiful3 hours ago
Carmen Melottiwowww...2 hours ago
Liiso RaudvassarI have one question:Are there some cat species in Australia?4 hours ago
Iris FowlerLove that xxxx6 minutes ago

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