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The Rose-Tinted Menagerie

THE ROSE-TINTED MENAGERIE A History of Animals in Entertainment, from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century by William M Johnson with introductions by Desmond Morris (author of the Human Zoo and The Naked Ape) and the late Sadruddin Aga Khan with 47 colour and b/w illustrations Available on Amazon from July 2012   William M Johnson’s critically-acclaimed The Rose-Tinted Menagerie has been republished by Iridescent as an illustrated Amazon Kindle ebook.Hailed as ‘a ground-breaking work’ upon its original release Read More

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Sanctuary Master Plan

You have to start with the end in mind... ...and then start taking steps, no matter how small, each and every day toward that goal.   Big Cat Rescue has enjoyed spectacular success in every aspect of the sanctuary world. From the most well trained and dedicated staff and volunteers to having several years worth of reserves set aside incaseof a global market crash; this 20 year old sanctuary has been a working model for other animal rescue groups. Big Cat Rescue freely shares our resources and lessons learned by providing:   1. Read More

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Got a Great Cat Story to Share?

PURINA® CAT CHOW®REAL STORIES PROJECT INVITES CAT PEOPLE TO SUBMIT THEIR CAT RELATIONSHIP STORIES FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN $5,000 Five Grand Prize Winners to Each Receive $5,000 and Have Their Cat Relationship Story Told through an Online Video; More than $30,000 in Total Prizes to be Awarded ST. LOUIS (JUNE 6, 2012) – Every cat owner has a story – from how you came to own your first cat to the way she greets you at the door every day – and now you have a place to share the once-in-a-lifetime events and everyday moments that make Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Safety ID Kit

Big Cat Rescue has a Child Safety ID Kit that is free to all families   During this summer as a gift from the cats, staff and volunteers at Big Cat Rescue we would like to offer a couple dozen free customizations of Big Cat Rescue's Child ID Safety Kit for businesses, organizations, clubs, day cares, schools, etc .   Why Does this Matter To Businesses & Organizations?   Businesses and organizations spend a lot of advertising dollars every year to give away things with their logos on them such as ball caps, ink pens, Read More

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Tiger Skin and Tiger Bones Openly Traded on eBay in 2012

Tiger Skin and Tiger Bones Openly Traded on eBay in 2012   These tiger pelts and tiger bones were being offered for sale on eBay in the U.S. and the U.K. in April and May of 2012.   Big Cat Rescue filed complaints with eBay and the USFWS but these kinds of illegal tiger products are openly traded on eBay and Craig's List.  Government agencies are ill prepared to regulate the trade in endangered species and that is why it is so important to ban the private possession of big cats.   eBay and Craig's List are great Read More

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Protesting Cub Petting Displays

Since Saturday, more than 1200 of you have contacted the Sarasota Fair to express your concern and outrage about the abusive tiger cub petting exhibit currently at the fair. We thank you for speaking up for this cub who cannot speak for herself!   You've also spoken up to let Sarasota Fair organizers know that it's NOT OK to host circus acts such as the Frisco Tiger Show, which is currently at the fair. Thank you again on behalf of the six adult tigers forced to perform in the Frisco show several times each day!   A few of Read More

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Rufus the Baby Bobcat Kitten   Est DOB 10/1/11 - 4/26/2012   Rufus the blind bobcat kitten was believed to have been hit by a car on Dec 4th in South Carolina. He weighed just 4.2lbs, had a broken jaw, split canine and was comatose.   After he woke up from the coma he was pretty loopy, the South Carolina rehabber figured the impact had done brain damage. They had to wire the jaw shut, tube feed him and remove the broken canine. He was taken Read More
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