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Operation PAWS

Protection of Asian Wildlife Species Hundreds of animals seized in operation targeting wildlife trafficking across Asia LYON, France – A five-month long INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting wildlife trafficking in tigers and other big cats across Asia has resulted in the seizure of hundreds of animals and more than 160 arrests. Involving 13 countries, Operation PAWS (Protection of Asian Wildlife Species) also focused on lesser known species also in high demand by the black market, such as bears and pangolins. Wildlife traders using the Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Goes Green

It Doesn't Get Any Greener Than This Big Cat Rescue is committed to protecting exotic cats from captivity and in the wild and some may think that we put cats ahead of people, but that's not true. Protecting habitat where cats live free is crucial to saving the planet for all of us because our forests are our planet's lungs.  We have tried to reduce our impact on the globe by installing two huge solar arrays, thanks to the help of some wonderful donors.  These solar panels helped us reduce our dependency on dirty fuels and are a focal point on Read More

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Howard Baskin

HOWARD BASKIN SECRETARY, TREASURER, ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Baskin is a retired management consultant who worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations.  He spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial Real Estate Division.  After leaving Citicorp in 1991 he was an equity participant and general manager in three companies, one of which he co-founded.  He now devotes full time Read More

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Jamie Veronica

JAMIE VERONICA BOORSTEIN PRESIDENT, VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jamie Veronica is President of Big Cat Rescue, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Volunteer Committee.  She has served in these capacities for well over ten years. She spent many years developing a sponsorship program whose financial success continues to contribute largely toward meeting our annual budget. Jamie runs everything involved with the administrative side of the volunteer program including processing promotion applications, running Read More

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Media 2014

Big Cat Rescue has been covered favorably in the media more than 257 times in 2014 and more than 1850 times in our history! Below are the news stories from 2014. To see earlier years go to Media. 1/2/14 http://tbo.com/events/promise-yourself-a-trip-to-these-local-destinations-in-2014-20140102/ Tribune shows Big Cat Rescue in their list of destinations to see in 2014. 1/6/14 http://www.theledger.com/article/20140106/NEWSCHIEF/140109464 Bystanders were quick to help bobcat hit by vehicle in Winter Haven. 1/8/14 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/ocelot-kitten-playing-zoo_n_4556908.html Read More

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Actress’ tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton

Actress' tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton 10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 By SANDRA STOKLEY The Press-Enterprise The tiger that mauled a caretaker this week at actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve in Acton was one of the exotic cats relocated from Tiger Rescue, a notorious Colton sanctuary shut by state authorities in 2003.Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "The Birds," made the announcement Wednesday in an interview on KFI Radio. Harlan Boll, a Hedren spokesman, confirmed it. Tiger Read More

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Why do people keep dead exotic cats in their freezers?

Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement   One dead panther was buried in a garage freezer. Another was stuffed and mounted on a wall. The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices. The deputy who answered that call found himself staring into the eyes of a frozen panther that reportedly had been shot. At first, he thought it was a lion. Then Read More

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Wildcats Find New Sanctuary at Shambala

Wildcats Find New Sanctuary   Shambala founder says people who buy wild animals as pets are selfish. 6/29/2006 Signal Staff ACTON — Wildcats — such as lions, tigers and bobcats — are not pets, emphasizes Tippi Hedren, founder and president of the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve located near Acton, a sanctuary that currently houses endangered exotic cats, many of which have been mistreated in the past. “Don’t ever consider a wild animal a pet,” Hedren said. “It doesn’t matter whether it is a little squirrel Read More

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News

If a cat of any kind sneezes on this planet, you can probably find out about it here. This page lists the 3 most recent articles for each species of wild cat, but to see the most recent 100 news stories for each type of exotic click the Headlines below. Big Cat Incidents These stories include killings, maulings, escapes and wild cat sightings that were most likely captive cats who were set free or who had escaped. big cat incidents, mauling, tiger attack, tiger escape View "Big Cat Incidents" on Spundge   Tiger Tigers Read More

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Christian the Lion

Christian the Lion the Truth About Lion ReUnion and His Tragic Demise   Christian the Lion or Lion Re Union Why we are opposed to people forwarding Christian the Lion Reunion:  No matter how many times you say that big cats should not be bred and traded as pets, if people see images of big cats acting like pets, they will continue to buy and dump them.  More HERE about the kind of people who own exotic animals. If you have had Internet access for more than a week, someone has probably sent you the 1971 video clip of two guys hugging Read More