Animal Advisory Committee Resignation by Carole Baskin
Summary of recent events leading to AAC resignation
Recently you may have seen reports on the resignation of Big Cat Rescue founder and CEO Carole Baskin as chairperson of the County’s Animal Advisory Committee. First, we would like to thank the many of you who have emailed and called to express support.
The resignation was requested by Commissioner Blair, who had appointed her and at whose discretion she served. The article says Mr. Blair had “received an abnormal amount Read More
Would you change the way you shop if it meant...
Cruelty Free - No animal testing
Safer Around My Pets and Family - Made from nature's bounty without toxic chemicals
More Convenient - Because it is delivered straight to my door
Better for the Environment - Concentrated so that there is less packaging to throw away
Cheaper - Because I'm not paying for the extra packaging and middle men
Effective - Because a lot of products claim all of the above, but they don't work
95% Read More
What's the Difference Between the AZA & ZAA?
More than can be included in this article, but here are two of the differences that are most important to saving big cats.
Origins of AZA vs ZAA
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) was founded in 1924. The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) claims to have been founded in 2005, but appears to have just been an idea that never really took off until the Lowry Park Zoo, under leadership of Lex Salisbury, lost its AZA accreditation in 2008. Online sources Read More
Usually, people are either dreamers or doers. Not both.
That’s why I feel so blessed to be surrounded every day by Big Cat Rescuers – volunteers, interns, staff and our fantastic donors – who are the magical and rare combination of both!
It is because of our generous donors that we can dream big dreams for our cats and then take the actions to make those dreams a reality. I hope you enjoy reading this annual update/appeal letter and viewing the video. Both outline just Read More
Big Cat Rescue's Feeding Protocol
WHAT BIG CAT RESCUE FEEDS
Big Cat Rescue feeds our 500 pounds of food per day and we use Triple A Brand Meat Company because it is the best and the cats LOVE it.
Feline Complete Diet: Beef muscle meat, KanTech Feline Complete vitamin/mineral premix.
Packaged in three 10 pound frozen bags per box
Click here for complete nutritional information*
Bones:Bovine leg shanks.
Packaged in one 40 pound bag per box
Choice of 4-5" small and 8-10" large
Raw Hides: Beef Hides
Approximately Read More
Operant Conditioning Video
Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More
What's Up With Humane Watch Attacking Big Cat Rescue?
By Howard Baskin, JD, MBA, Advisory Board Chairman of Big Cat Rescue
HumaneWatch is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) and is entirely dedicated to spreading disparaging information about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with the goal of drying up the organization’s fundraising. CCF is the brain child of Richard “Rick” Berman, a longtime Washington, D.C. public relations specialist who is funded by special interests and powerful industries. Berman and Read More
New York JnK Tiger Rescue
DejaVu is all I can say. It happens over and over, like a recurring nightmare for the wild animals suffering through it; only the names and places change.
Someone wants to “rescue” wild animals because that seems like glamorous work, so they buy animals (and just prolong the problem) until the really bad guys find out there is a new place to dump last year’s photo cubs, and then the “rescues” become more legitimate, in the eyes of the “rescuer” Read More
Big Cat Rescue's Quarantine Protocol
To prevent the introduction of disease to animals already established in the Sanctuary, new animal arrivals are quarantined on arrival in the Sanctuary's Quarantine Facility. Occasionally new arrivals will be quarantined elsewhere on site. To control certain health problems or outbreaks of disease, quarantine restrictions are sometimes placed on a certain Sanctuary area. The quarantine period is thirty days unless specified by the vet. The quarantine period may be extended indefinitely if the new Read More
Kirby Van Burch Retires Tigers to National Tiger Sanctuary
Find out more about the USDA violations here: 911 Animal Abuse Kirby Van Burch
National Geographic Exposed Kirby Van Burch
Alison Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood, and sidekick, Donald, head to Branson, MO to meet with Kirby Van Burch, a magician who uses Read More