Give Day Tampa Bay 2015

Give Day Tampa Bay 2015



Thank you to everyone who helped Big Cat Rescue have the most donors and the most donated dollars during Give Day Tampa Bay 2015.

Last week we rescued this tiny orphaned bobcat kitten and named him Journey. He was approximately 9 days old. We will raise him – he is now at our sanctuary and being fostered by one of our domestic mama cats — and then release him back into the wild where he belongs when he is grown.

Thanks to the amazing support of our wonderful donors like you, we never hesitate to rescue wild cats in need like Journey! We know we can count on you to help us save vulnerable wild cats.

If you missed out on donating during Give Day, you can still help little Journey and others like him here:

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The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats


Most-ImportantThis bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act 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. It ended the 113th Congressional session with more than 120 co sponsors.  Now we are working to re introduce the bill in early 2015.



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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.

Is Captive Lion Hunting Really Helping to Save the Species?

Global pressure is building to end the importation of lion trophies from "canned" hunts in Africa. But those hunts are getting more popular.

When Australia banned the importation of lion trophies this year, it became the first country to take legislative action against the lucrative business of hunting captive lions, an increasingly popular activity in South Africa.

Greg Hunt, Australia’s environment minister, called the controversial sport “cruel” and “barbaric” and said he hopes Australia’s decision is “part of a significant movement to end ‘canned’ hunting forever.” Graphic Alert on the first photo in the article. Scroll past it and the rest of the article is informative..
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Kimberly BrownNO! Just NO. Big Cats should never, ever be hunted. There is NO reason whatsoever to kill these magnificent felines. Most especially CAPTIVE felines. NO. NO. NO.1 hour ago   ·  10
Salomeh GhorbaniI don't buy the "kill them to save them" tripe....anyone who kills for fun is a threat to civilization.1 hour ago   ·  3
Kim Sloan Owens"Canned Hunts" is not hunting and should be banned for ALL animals everywhere! Rich people need to find a REAL Sport.....This NOT one! They should be ashamed Not Proud of themselves!!!!1 hour ago   ·  1
Evelya BauerOh no! This is terrible news! Praying for the Big Cats.2 hours ago   ·  1
Emily GrayI've never understood the point of canned hunts.2 hours ago   ·  1
Taylor RaePeople lock these amazing animals in pins, and call themselves hunters once they corner and kill them. It doesn't just sound stupid, its immoral.1 hour ago   ·  1
Elaine ConawayAll canned hunts are disgusting. This is not hunting. This is trapping and killing.1 hour ago   ·  1
Samantha Evonydoes sound like a start though! :D very hopeful1 hour ago
Trang NguyenI still don't understand why the trophy hunters just don't hunt themselves. Some two legged animals (trophy hunters) are the most dangerous animals because of the lack of altruism, compassion, ethics, humanity, love, reasoning, and responsibility.1 hour ago   ·  3
Alison WilliamsGorgeous1 hour ago
Maryann KovacsI agree what is the purpose of hunting these majestic creatures. MAN is his own worse enemy.1 hour ago
Judy MullinsDear God forbid and put an end to this atrocity.2 hours ago
Robin RogersPeople who do canned hunts are nothing but cowards! They're scared little sissies who have nothing in their heads!!1 hour ago
Clinton Realman AllenSmh Why can't people just leave nature alone sometimes man Violating the natural order of things comes with very big consequences1 hour ago
Theresa Michelle HiattLeave the lions alone.1 hour ago
Vernila SteeleSad1 hour ago

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