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Big Cats Are Not Pets by Ira Fischer

  By Ira Fischer   The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (S. 1381) was introduced into the U.S. Senate this past month by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The Bill is aimed at prohibiting private ownership and breeding of exotic cats such as lions, tigers and other dangerous wildcats. The Bill is in large measure a response to repeated tragedies between humans and captive big cats, such as the episode in Zanesville, Ohio two years ago when the owner of a menagerie of exotic animals released his “pets” from their cages, Read More

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Worker Mauled at Garold Wayne Zoo in Oklahoma

Find out about USDA violations and a million dollar lawsuit against Joe Schreibvogel of Garold Wayne Interactive Zoo.   http://youtu.be/R3lnt_4ZGNc http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/10/07/exp-newday-marquez-tiger-mauls-zoo-worker.cnn.html   Monkey see, monkey do   Ironic that a woman is mauled by a tiger at GW Zoo on the 10th anniversary of Roy Horn being nearly mauled to death by a tiger in his Las Vegas night club act.  I remember that the night club magicians came up with some ridiculous story Read More

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Is it legal to sell tigers?

When Darnell Docket,  a player for the Arizona Cardinals, became what we consider to be the poster child for over paid sports' figures, behaving badly toward animals, by announcing that he had bought a tiger to show off at games, it caused a lot of people to ask the question, "Is it legal to buy a tiger?" After spending the last 20 years rescuing lions, tigers and other exotic cats, I am left bewildered by the existing laws; or maybe, more precisely, by the lack of enforcement of existing laws. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states that: "Unless Read More

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Does USDA Regulate Lion Meat?

No One Is Telling Where Lion Meat Originates and the government doesn't seem to care.  Big Cat Rescue believes that the cute little cubs that are used in pay to play schemes at malls, fairs and in backyard menageries are ending up killed for their meat when they are grown.  No one uses lion hides so it is preposterous for this vendor to claim that it is merely a by product of that industry (as if that made it OK in the first place.) A genuine burger made from lion meat is being served by Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Ariz., in honor Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 15 2013

http://youtu.be/mV1CVTPVAJg     In-Sync Exotics Hit By Canine Distemper   http://myemail.constantcontact.com/In-Sync-Exotics-Hit-by-Canine-Distemper--PLEASE-READ-.html?soid=1101287526129&aid=jl2VmngI8Zc   Asian tigers at risk from domestic dog distemper virus   10 June 2013 Last updated at 02:45 ET By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Canine distemper virus has been confirmed in a number of Amur tigers   Some of the world's rarest big cat species are facing a potentially Read More

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Lion Population Drops by Two Thirds in 50 Years

Africa's lion population plummets by two thirds in 50 years   Nickson Parmisa / Wildlife Direct This lioness was killed on June 20, 2012, along with her sister and four cubs in Sholinge, Kenya, just outside Nairobi National Park. The lionesses had gone into a cattle area to teach the cubs to hunt. By Miguel Llanos, NBC News Africa's lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday. Using new satellite data, Read More

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FL Legislature Passes S504 to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

In these tough times, when our government often seems too entrenched in party line protection than working together, the passage of S504 is especially encouraging.  This bill, which has now successfully passed both the House and the Senate, cracks down on animal abusers by counting every animal involved, or every act of cruelty as a separate offense and in some cases invokes the RICO act so that the abusers' assets can be confiscated.   In the past, if someone were to be caught fighting dogs, for instance, they would be charged with Read More

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Just 5 Minutes to Help Springwater Park Animals!

  HAVE THE PARK'S ANIMALS BECOME POLITICAL PAWNS?   In Springwater Provincial Park near Barrie, Ontario, there's a modest little wildlife compound (zoo) with a small, ad hoc collection of native wild animals. Recently, the Ontario government changed the Park status to non-operational meaning visitor services are no longer provided and staff are not present. That means the animals have to be moved elsewhere.   This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions Read More

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Pasco Animal Services Outlaws Flea Market Sales of Kittens

The Pasco Animal Services Ordinance PASSED Alternative #1 that forbids breeders to conduct sales at Flea Markets. I want to thank those of you who took the time to call or email the board of county commissioners. I also want to thank those of you who were able to speak in front of the commissioners and show them that we care, are here, and speak for our companion animal family members. Below is how the ordinance now reads.   (Alternative #1)  (PASSED)  SECTION 14-108. LOCATION OF SALE OF DOGS AND CATS. (a) Any Read More
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