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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 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougarsservals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

The main point Carole Baskin tried to make to the journalist is that the only way to produce white lions and white tigers is through severe inbreeding and that the lion being so inbred was probably the most important factor in his untimely death. People who promote this inbreeding say the white cats aren't any more inbred than their normal colored "cousins" but the normal colored cats they compare them to are their siblings, so of course they are just as inbred. www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/08/31/Officials-White-lion-at-resort-dies-after-surgery/sto... ... See MoreSee Less

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Kelli SmithInteresting facts. My question and please don't fond me ignorant. Do they inbreed in the wild?5 hours ago   ·  3
Shelia Tirro-GeorgeThe albinism is becoming an epidemic. From pure bred horses with white coats and blue eyes (there is no such thing as a red eyed horse. Those are stillborns, one and all) to domestic cats & dogs born white with serious medical conditions that are linked to their coloring (blindness/deafness). Every animal with a shallow gene pool that doesn't get the option to breed with someone other than a near cousin, or worse. This is what I've been worried about since before the millennium!5 hours ago   ·  7
Antoinette TeeAs long as people are interested in the unusual this kind of thing will continue to happen. Educate those that don't know any better and just want to see the beautiful white lions or tigers.4 hours ago   ·  2
Sandra CaseWhite Lions beautiful...5 hours ago   ·  1
Monica HoffmannI have seen the dire results when this happens with dogs -- they have very white and beautiful fur and one is deaf and blind and the other is deav and disabled. Humans found this out and that's one of the reasons marriage licenses are necessary to stop humans from inbreeding.3 hours ago   ·  1
Sarah HaddingTo me white lions and white tigers are a lot more beautiful that there cousins3 hours ago
Vicki Steele StanleyI don't know why people just can't leave the cats alone.3 hours ago   ·  2
Marte McCallaSome one posted a tb page about some 'sanctuary' in Florida (a privately owned zoo) that was touting it's 4 young white Liver cubs...they blocked me after I tried to educate them and their followers who gushed over the pretty whit babies.5 hours ago   ·  3
Jean SummeyThe animals don't normally inbreed . Man is the reason they are inbred . We should leave well enough alone .5 hours ago   ·  4
Jewel-ann Kingas far as i know white lion results from a recessive gene white tiger does not3 hours ago
Cheryl BlankenshipThis may mean that the species is becoming weakened do to mankind's interference & hunting, breeding in captivity & so on. The natural DNA is exhausted.4 hours ago   ·  1
Liz LeeSo sad! If we made humans in-breed like that to get an alternate color, it would be a CRIME! Why is it not a crime for humans for force animals to do this, too, then?!?!? Crazy! Yes, they are pretty, but at what cost? Not a cost I think the animals should have to pay!4 hours ago   ·  1
Amy Corneylions are so beautiful3 hours ago
Patty Lou CravattaI hope this will teach science to leave Mother Nature alone!5 hours ago   ·  8
Linda Fitzpatrick HansonRIP at the Rainbow Bridge sweet White Lion! :* <35 hours ago   ·  8
Joy JohnsonPeople need yo leave animals alone.stop all.of this breeding of these cats.5 hours ago   ·  3
Gina KurthSo senseless, they are beautiful cats naturally, why mess with them...4 hours ago   ·  1
Susan TuxworthI like lions very much, but, dont like the idea of inbreeding, we should leave it to the natural way5 hours ago   ·  1
Barbara SevrensBeautiful cat4 hours ago
Rosa LaraSweet lion.4 hours ago
Jan CraigDo we appreciate the albino people? No, they are usually shunned for being so "different". Therefore, it makes sense that they are shunned in the animal world also. However, humankind is not as accepting of different things as the animal world. It would be interesting to know how albino animals are regarded by their own kind.3 hours ago   ·  1
Dawn HuitingWhite Lions and Tigers are extreamly rare in the wild (in the result of inbreeding to low numbers) but yet fools like these people can't see through the number of health issues that can bestow these animals just for a fancy coat. I mean it bad enough they hunt them and their colored coated comrades in to extinction? People like them need to find a better hobby4 hours ago
Engr AleeyuLion,iron,zion.5 hours ago
Sarah AllredPeople are so unfeeling about anything other than their own desire.5 hours ago   ·  3
Shiloh MichaelsHumans can't leave well enough alone....5 hours ago   ·  2

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