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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 January 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.

Do YOUR cat wash their paws before dinner or after dinner? ... See MoreSee Less

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Joree JensenThis cutie does it after.2 hours ago   ·  90
Timi 3After ! :)3 hours ago   ·  92
Sandra Morinafter...and if I even TOUCH ONE TINY HAIR, I get the evil eye and they will re-wash that particular spot for 20 minutes2 hours ago   ·  8
Wendy DauphinBoth, then he tries to clean me...lol2 hours ago   ·  6
Deborah WalbeckAfter dinner. Breakfast and supper too.2 hours ago   ·  6
Tomas WiseI forgot2 hours ago   ·  6
Theresa Maletta SharpsteenAfter, but this ones loves the water!2 hours ago   ·  5
Karen TalamantezThey wash them at 2 AM as close to my face as they can get.3 hours ago   ·  5
Keli VantlevenAfter dinner.. and every time I touch his paws! Lol2 hours ago   ·  5
Cynthia Angelica Chavez Paez2 hours ago   ·  4
Susan ReevesBefore, after, and during🎈2 hours ago   ·  3
Shannon BurnsI am a young British artist that paints animals, this is one of my many paintings available, this is a large white siberian tiger watercolour painting, 20inch by 16inch. The only one in existence! Available to purchase at £110 i post worldwide at extra cost! Feel free to like my page Shannon's prints message me if interested in him2 hours ago   ·  2
Karen Cox Oliver-PaullUsually, they do it afterwards.2 hours ago   ·  1
Kathi Smith-HitchmanAll proper kitties do! <33 hours ago   ·  1
Christina OselandLBC washes hers all the time because I can't stop touching them.3 hours ago   ·  1
Zendiyah JacksonBoth2 hours ago
Melissa CarolineShe does, actually! Usually after.1 hour ago
Judith Douglassany time he wants...42 minutes ago
Julie WeeksAfter2 hours ago
Mary Jane GreenBoth2 hours ago
Colleen JukichAfter2 hours ago
Amy TobiasAll the time2 hours ago
Sarah TerryAfter2 hours ago
Susan TruterAfter2 hours ago
Kelly MurphyBoth54 minutes ago

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I wonder..... How many spots does a leopard have? ... See MoreSee Less

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Tammy Smithas many as he does? :P6 hours ago   ·  14
April HeddensI wouldn't wanna get so close to count them!6 hours ago   ·  8
Sandra MorinI would count...but know I'd get too distracted by its tummy and be giving tummy kisses and rubs6 hours ago   ·  5
Jackeline Pulce5 hours ago   ·  4
Wild life and Nature Pictures3 hours ago   ·  4
Kathleen Clore NeelyHe has just enough to make him a perfect leopard!5 hours ago   ·  3
Priscilla DriscollAs many as it needs.😃6 hours ago   ·  2
Suzanne HooverI'd love to rub that tummy!2 hours ago   ·  2
Dallas L. MarshallOoooh, I want to rub that tummy. ;-)4 hours ago   ·  2
Arlette Mumtrop beau j'aimerais bien lui faire des gratouilles sous le ventre et lui faire pleins de bisous5 hours ago   ·  1
Jeanne Ebina UjiieBelly rubs....yeah, right! LOL.5 hours ago   ·  1
Marlene Peña FinolJust marvellous an beautiful leopard <3 we love you <31 hour ago   ·  1
Debbie Hansonas many as he/she needs!!5 hours ago   ·  1
Haydn Lee Slaughter*starts counting*5 hours ago
Liz Kowalskycats6 hours ago
Veronika Sousa de MoriasTa sonhando que esta comendo carne ou tomando sorvete5 hours ago
Sandra CaseSleepy big baby...3 hours ago
Sandra TunneyThe purrfect number !!!2 hours ago
Robin SchwietertTo many to count! Beautiful!!4 hours ago
Sally HuddEnough.5 hours ago
Jacquelyn Rapp-Blakelots :)4 hours ago
Manuel Serrano Martinkkkkkkk rica siesta6 hours ago
Heidi EnglerEnough4 hours ago
NaturapicturesTrès jolie pause !2 hours ago
Janet Hanson LassmanJust enough!4 hours ago

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