West Virginia Bans Private Possession of Wild Animals!
Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board, whose members will determine which animals to include under the law. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare praise Gov. Tomblin’s Read More
2012 Cruel Leg Hold Trapping & Torture of Bobcat
Speak out against this here: CatLaws.com
Trade in Bobcats and Lynx 2004-2008
The following charts are from CITES.org and show an alarming trade in wild cats.
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Do not scroll down if you are faint of heart because this image is just heart breaking.
When the Rescuers were trying to catch the bobcat, he was running on all four paws, even Read More
The REAL Money is in Bequests
If you are operating an animal rescue shelter or sanctuary then you know that the real money is in bequests. What is harder to determine is how to receive bequests.
In part it is a numbers game and the more people who know about your wonderful work then the greater the chances that you will be remembered in their wills, but there is a way to maximize your potential for being the beneficiary of an estate:
Make a Difference
The shelter or sanctuary has probably figured out that Read More
2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs
1. Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.
2. Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.
The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed. More than 64,000 of you asked USDA to ban cub petting via email. More than 15,000 of you took the time to also post your comments on the Federal Register, including the American Veterinary Medical Read More
Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her.
We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure for her with lots of places to hide and fun things to explore, she’d just spent the last ten years living indoors so we wanted to make her adjustment to life outside as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Her owner Read More
Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger Hybrid
TJ was the youngest of four tigers who were rescued in 2007 from a breeding facility in Center Hill Florida called Savage Kingdom. He is quite playful and loves to crash through all of the high grasses in his enclosure. TJ has a particular fascination with water and will splash in and out of his pools or the pond, when he is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. He seems to delight in the way the light moves on the surface of splashing water.
Savage Kingdom was Read More
Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.
Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail
A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe
It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her Read More
For Adults, go to http://bigcatrescue.org/march-lions/
Here is a collection of goodies for kids to celebrate the March For Lions event. Getting children excited about and involved in saving big cats and wild life in general is very important so why not make it fun for them to participate.
Kids Lion Stationery
Your are never too young to be a voice for animals. Here is something for kids to use to make a difference. Kids can write a letter asking lawmakers asking for laws to stop letting people play with baby lions. Below are seven different Read More
Feeding Wild Cat Kittens and Cubs
There is no substitute that is as good as a cat's own mother. Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had seen enough of the abuse and abandonment caused by the pet trade that we had previously engaged in to know that there was no reason to breed exotic animals for lives in cages. As a result we increased our efforts through spaying, neutering and cage building to ensure that we would no longer be a part of the problem. As we have continued to learn about the causes of so much Read More
Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid
I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages.
The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself.
He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More