Cages Panels

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These cage panels are 11.5 gauge chain link and are free to anyone who rescues animals but does not buy, breed, sell or take off site for display. Call Carole 813.493.4564

 

These are in pretty bad shape, but too good to haul off for scrap. You will need to tear down and move them. Located at 12802 Easy St Tampa, FL 33625. A lot of the wire is cut because the cages had previously had holes cut for external water bowls and doors. Not much rust. Some pipes are bent. Free to first taker.  (more…)

Man jumps into tiger den at Bronx Zoo is mauled loses foot

 

Man Mauled At Zoo ‘Wanted To Be One’ With Tiger

 

The ticket booths are empty and the gates are chained shut at an entrance to the Bronx Zoo in New York, on Sept. 21. Zoo officials say a visitor who leaped into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued.

EnlargeJim Fitzgerald/APThe ticket booths are empty and the gates are chained shut at an entrance to the Bronx Zoo in New York, on Sept. 21. Zoo officials say a visitor who leaped into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued.

September 22, 2012

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted “to be one” with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

David Villalobos also claimed that despite his serious injuries, he was able to pet the tiger before zookeepers came to his rescue, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

Browne said that based on a complaint from the zoo and his own admissions, the hospitalized Villalobos would be arrested and charged with trespassing.

Police had said earlier that 25-year-old Villalobos admitted to a police officer making a conscious decision to jump from an elevated train into the animal’s den, but that his motives were unclear and an arrest uncertain.

That changed when, during an interview Saturday at the hospital, Villalobos told detectives that “his leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be one with the tiger,” Browne said.

The mauling happened Friday afternoon in the Wild Asia exhibit featuring a train with open sides that takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide

National Geographic Exposes Liger Breeding for the Scam It Is

You may have heard of a liger—the lion-tiger hybrid is, after all, Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite animal—but nowa Russian zoo has released photos of a so-called “liliger” named Kiara, the offspring ofa liger mother and a lion father. (See liger pictures.)

 

“Liliger” Born in Russia NoBoon for Big Cats

Unnatural mix-and-match felines have no conservation purpose, experts say.

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A ''li-liger'' in a Russian zoo.

This baby liliger cub may be the only one in existence.

 

The cub, born last week at Novosibirsk Zoo, may be the only liliger in existence. But charming as the cuddly cub appears, ligers, liligers, and other mix-and-match felines raise serious concerns for advocates of big-cat conservation.

 

Ligers are the result of a male lion mating with a female tiger. Craig Packer, director oft

Rescued tiger cub debuts at Tigers for Tomorrow

Rescued tiger cub debuts at Tigers for Tomorrow

 

Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain.

Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain. (Special to The Times)

 

In a news release, Tigers for Tomorrow Executive DirectorSusanSteffens

Son of Utah Fur Farming Family Tells His Story

“But the unspeakable misery of their animals cannot be denied.”

 

The Beckstead family is one of the biggest fur farming families in Utah and Idaho. They are said to own two farms, one in each state.

 

One of the Beckstead clan does not support the bloody work of his family. In 2001, son Scott Beckstead published this damning indictment of his family and the fur farming business. The article was published in The Oregonian (the largest newspaper in Oregon),

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The Oregonian

December 9, 2001

 

Misery on the Mink Farm

 

by Scott Beckstead

 

These cold, gray days stir vivid memories for me, childhood images I shall live with forever. Strongest among them are those of pelting season on Grandpa’s mink farm.

 

My grandfather, gone now for more than a decade, raised minks in Franklin, Idaho. Every fall, my family traveled to Franklin to help my grandparents with what we called “the pelting season.”

 

I remember the smell. Like all members of the weasel family, minks are equipped with powerful scent glands. They sprayed their musky stench while in the throes of death. That smell permeated everything. Our clothes. Our hair.

 

I didn’t have the manual dexterity to do the skinning, so I helped with the killing. We killed the females by breaking their necks. The males were not so lucky. They were too big to have their necks broken, so they were g