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Help make British animal circus ban a reality

Help make British animal circus ban a reality     Today, the British government announced a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, to be introduced by 1 December 2015. Finally, a date has been set for the ban that was promised over a year ago.   Following a campaign of nearly 25 years, this is an historic and hard fought victory in a campaign that has been driven by the evidence ADI has collected during our investigations of British circuses.   It has been a long and difficult journey, but every time Read More

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Kittens and Cubs

KITTENS AND CUBS   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 suffering we have become active in stopping the exotic pet trade through education Read More

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Poisonous Plants

POISONOUS PLANTS   THE FIVE PLANTS MOST HAZARDOUS TO YOUR PET'S HEALTH “We typically recommend that pets not be allowed to eat plants in general,” says APCC veterinary toxicologist Dr. Safdar Khan. “However, it is especially critical that the following plants be kept out of reach of animals, as they have the potential to cause serious, even fatal systemic effects when ingested." * LILIES rank number one in dangerous plant call volume at the APCC, and are highly toxic to cats. Says Khan, “It is clear that even with ingestions Read More

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Heat Stroke

HEAT STROKE   Buy Big Cat Books and Videos If it is very hot and the cat is panting take a close look in his mouth. If the tongue is red and the cat is drooling he may be suffering from heat stroke. Cats cool themselves by increasing the air over their tongues and by salivating on their fur to cause evaporation. When the cat’s body temperature goes over 106 degrees he may stagger, vomit and produce bloody diarrhea. His lips will turn blue or grey before digressing into a coma.   Mild cases require only that Read More

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Emergencies

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES   http://youtu.be/9OIRZbBZFuU   Rule # 1 : STAY CALM . Detach yourself from the drama and become the hired professional brought in to remedy the situation. Your mind is more complex (and more easily accessible) than any computer. Everything you have ever learned is right there and available to you, but you must be in a clear state of mind to recall the needed information. Running in circles and causing a big commotion won’t help the animal in need. Because this is an Emergency, you need to think fast, but Read More

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Clipping Claws

CLIPPING THE NAILS   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 suffering we have become active in stopping the exotic pet trade through Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 26 2013 Chinese Tiger Farms

CHINA PUTS THE ‘CON’ IN TIGER CONSERVATION   New report exposes the double standard which stimulates demand   LONDON: Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts.   As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet more than 5,000 captive-bred tigers are held in Chinese ‘farms’ and ‘zoos’.   Investigations by the London-based Read More

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Zerve Dream Team

Hiring the Dream Team We Didn't Think We Could Afford   Big Cat Rescue runs as sleekly as our cats and we are able to keep our fundraising and administrative costs well under 20% (usually more like 11-15%) by utilizing volunteer manpower.  We have never had any trouble attracting the best and brightest in the animal care world to make sure our cages are cleaned daily and that our cats always get top notch care but, like most animal operations, we do not tend to attract huge teams of customer care experts.   Don't get me wrong; Read More

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Safety Program

WORKPLACE SAFETY PROGRAM   Table of Contents     Section I - Management Commitment and Involvement   1 Section II - Safety and Health Training   2 Section III - Safety Meetings   3 Section IV - Safety Committee   4 Section V - Safety Inspections   5 Section VI - First Aid Procedures   6 Section VII - Accident Investigations   7 Section VIII - Workplace Safety Rules   Section IX - On Property Safety   8 14   ATTACHMENTS   Tour Read More

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Bobcat News

Your One Stop Source for All Articles About Bobcats   These headlines linked to the story when it broke, but news portals often change their link structure after the first day, so some articles may not load. Follow Big Cat Rescue so that you never miss an important bobcat story. Bobcat Bobcats are persecuted throughout their range by sport hunters and fur trappers.  The best way to end animal abuse is to expose it.  These articles are curated so that it is easy for people to find the information and to add their voices to the Read More