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Inside Edition Exposes Cub Petting Displays

Did You Watch Inside Edition? If you did, you may be wondering what you can do to end the abuse of cubs at malls. Here are a few steps you can take so that no more cubs end up suffering at the hands of exploiters who breed them to make money off them as photo and petting props. 1.  Send a letter to lawmakers asking for a law against using wild animals this way at 2.  Send a letter to USDA and ask that the revoke the license of Joe Schreibvogel who runs G.W. Exotic Animals and ask them to fine him for the deaths of 23 cubs. The Read More

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NJ Senate Unanimously Approves Tiger Regulation Bill

Bill To Crack Down On Black Market For Tigers Approved In Senate Friday, December 16, 2011 State Sen. Ray Lesniak TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts on Thursday by a vote of 37-0.   “New Jersey has been a national leader in many social justice causes, like abolishing the death penalty, or public policy initiatives, like environmental Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 10 Event for Big Cat Rescue

Bobcat Rescue Call The good news about not finding the bobcat is that it wasn't injured and not sick enough that she could be caught. Jamie is pretty sure she has seen this cat by the trail before. The bobcat was staying just out of reach of the people who had called, rather than bolting away, and that's what they thought was odd.  Jamie and Carole blade and bike the trail all the time and will keep an eye out for her and have alerted the Park Rangers to watch out for an ailing bobcat.  If she is not Read More

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Newt Gingrich Sends Wrong Message

Animal Lovers Abhor This Kind of Recklessness

People who pose with wild animals usually say it is because they love animals, but if love animals they should know that wild animals don’t belong in cages or on chains.  They aren’t to be used as ego props.

Let Newt Gingrich know that real animals lovers oppose his treatment of wild animals as photo and ego props.


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Shake to Win

GET JOY ONLINE AT THE BODY SHOP THIS HOLIDAY!   Once a day every day through Christmas we will be giving away a free order ($100 gift card) at The Body Shop. Seriously, FREE! 5 second-prize winners each day will receive a full-size body butter ($18 value). All you have to do is watch for clues on Facebook & Twitter and visit this page to know if you can get your order for free yet. Until December 25th everyone has a daily chance to win great gifts online at The Body Shop. The original, ethical beauty brand will Read More

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Zanesville Owner Releases Wild Animals Commits Suicide

The Zanesville Massacre Could Happen in Tampa   …or Just About Anywhere else in Florida for That Matter.     At 5:30 a.m. on October 19, 2011, the phones at Big Cat Rescue began ringing with the news that Terry Thompson, a private owner and collector of exotic animals in Ohio, had released 56 of his lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves and bears before committing suicide the night before.   As the watching world soon learned that day, Thompson had purposely cut the doors off his animals’ cages so they Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 6

Dec 5 Winner: Dee DeSantis is our winner of the $20. gift certificate for Dec 5. This is a daily contest, so the clock starts over for sharing your own personal link which can be obtained by signing up at   New Photos of the Big Cats Each day for the next week or so we will be posting some of the newest photos of the cats.  There are a bunch of new ones for sale in the Big Cat Shop. Today’s featured exotic cats are Servals. What are the Best E-Cards to Send and Get? These show Read More

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Max the Bobcat Max the bobcat kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder... It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island. The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now Max will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest of his life! We're so glad we could step in and offer Max a permanent home, if you want to help put an end to the trade in wild animals as so called Read More

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Thanksgiving Games, Freebies & Goodies Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated by many families.  It is a time to reflect and be reminded of the things we have to be thankful for.  we are thankful for and appreciative of each and every person who has put their kindness into action throughout the year giving gifts of time, funds and prayers to the big cats of Big Cat Rescue and around the world.   Below are a few little goodies to say thank you to each of you. Make Your Child's Personalized Thanksgiving Letters Don't send your child's 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. Read More
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