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
If there’s toy your cat will go crazy for it’s their catnip toy. Catnip is one of the greatest pleasures a cat can have, and here we explain why.
What Exactly Is Catnip?
Catnip, catswort, or catmint (Latin name Nepeta cataria, a plant of the Lamiaceae family) is an aromatic plant, with small clusters of purplish blue flowers, which are tubular in structure and prettily spotted with purple dots. It looks very similar to a mint plant in many ways, but is a softer colour. It has sturdy stems with Read More
End the Importation of Wild Animals
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 12:04 PM PDT
As the recent tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio so painfully illustrated, there’s no good reason for individuals to keep dangerous predators as pets, and the outcome is inevitably disastrous—for the people who are put at risk, for the wild animals themselves who are confined in unnatural settings that fail to meet their complex needs, and, in this case, the animals who met such an untimely and violent death. Another news story that broke this weekend—a 76-pound Read More
Resolve on Reptiles
As the recent tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio so painfully illustrated, there’s no good reason for individuals to keep dangerous predators as pets, and the outcome is inevitably disastrous—for the people who are put at risk, for the wild animals themselves who are confined in unnatural settings that fail to meet their complex needs, and, in this case, the animals who met such an untimely and violent death. Another news story that broke this weekend—a 76-pound adult female deer was found intact inside a 16-foot-long Read More
Court Will Rule on Standing of Tony Supporters to Fight for Him in Court, Will Once Again Decide His Fate
Baton Rouge, La. – Tomorrow morning, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and outraged Louisiana residents return to East Baton Rouge District Court to square off against the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., where Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has been confined as a roadside exhibit for over a decade.
The same court granted ALDF’s original request for a permanent injunction in May 2011, a ruling that Read More
Big Cat Halloween
Every year the cats and volunteers look forward to Halloween at the sanctuary! This is when we hand out pumpkins to our larger species, Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Cougars and gourds to our smaller species like Bobcats, Servals and Ocelots.
We’ve been doing this for many years and the cats just love to play with and destroy the pumpkins and sometimes even “taste test” their Halloween treats! The staff, volunteers and interns have just as much fun watching our residents “carve” their pumpkins, but Read More
Where Work Really Is a Zoo
By Kerry Hannon
Posted October 25, 2007
Howard Baskin admits that a few homeless cats have won his heart over the years, but saving abandoned and abused lions, lynxes, and leopards was by no means his dream, let alone his passion. When it came to giving to animal causes, he might write a modest check to the Humane Society of the United States. His world was finance and marketing.
Yet there's no denying that a stroll where he works at the 45-acre Big Cat Rescue, a nonprofit educational sanctuary in Tampa, one of the Read More
How To Phase Out Tiger Farms
Phasing Out Tiger Farms
Technical Advice For Phasing Out Tiger Farms
The International Tiger Coalition (ITC) is an alliance of environmental, zoo and animal protection organisations and the traditional Chinese medicine community. ITC has experts on conservation breeding management, husbandry, welfare and economics who can provide technical advice on in situ and ex situ tiger conservation and management.
This technical report is in response to requests from Parties and encouragement from the Secretariat Read More
When you pay to pet a cub, what are you really supporting? This video shows you how people pimp out tiger cubs to support themselves while making no provisions for the lifetime care of the big cats they are breeding and buying. Watch this video about two such pay to play schemes run by Kathy Stearns of Dade City’s Wild Things and Joe Schreibvogel of G.W. Exotics.
Zoonosis Diseases That Jump Between Animals and Humans
Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome
Perhaps this could explain the Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome and why exotic cat owners are often psychotic.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.
The team from the University of Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences has shown that the parasite may play a role in the development of these disorders by Read More