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Cameron

CAMERON Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Cameron the Lion and Zabu the White Tiger are Big Cat Rescue's odd couple. They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004. At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting Liger cubs. People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, Read More

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JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW

JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW When we rescued Kimba, Zeus and Keisha from JnK's Call of the Wild in Sinclairville, NY we were not allowed to film but IFAW did and shared these photos of the rescue with us to share with you. Kimba   Kimba the tiger had been almost entirely unresponsive to the rescue efforts going on around her, and had been sleeping in her den, but when we tried to shut her in it, she came out and refused to go back in.  There were no safety entrances on the cages, so there was no way to hook up our transport unless Read More

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Rescue of Sophia the Cougar

Sophia Female Cougar DOB 1/1/91 Rescued on 1/22/09 Died 7/24/10 "Will anyone give me $200 for this fine breeding age puma?" the auctioneer's voice blasts over the loud speakers in the livestock barn during an animal auction in Louisiana. A red neck raises his number, thinking to himself, that he can mount her head and that of the male cougar he just bought over the T. V. in his trailer. The gavel slams down and Sophia's life has just taken a perilous change for the worse. She and her mate had been ripped from their mothers when they were cubs, Read More

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Importing Generic Tigers

Importing Generic Tigers Is it really illegal currently? Rescinding the generic tiger loophole will stop the virtually unregulated inbreeding and cross breeding of tigers who are already in the U.S. because the breeder would have to submit an application showing how breeding the tiger would save tigers in the wild and thus serve some conservation value. Most tigers are bred just to use the cubs until they are 12 weeks old and then they are discarded or warehoused.  http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/ As I read through Read More

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Sustaining Donors

A Roar of Thanks to These Sustaining Donors Updated 12/31/13 Brigitte Ajluni Susan Al-Abed Peter Albini Pamela & David Anderson Christine Anderson Emily Arnold Art Glass Ensembles Susan Ash Nicole Babyak Wendy Bain Jenny Barker Marvin & Ellen Barnes Howard Baskin Monique M Beatty Matthew Beck Nancy Bellamy Susan M. Bemis Bari Berger Annarosa Berman Elyssa Bernard Melissa E Black Linda Boder Amy J Bown Joyce Brady Suzanne Bring Kathleen A Brooks Amy G Read More

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Skipper

Skipper Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More

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Tips for Contacting Lawmakers

TIPS FOR CALLING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO URGE THEM TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 1998 S.1381 “THE BIG CATS AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION ACT” By Howard Baskin, Advisory Board Chairman, Big Cat Rescue - Howard.Baskin@BigCatRescue.org   Once a bill has been introduced by one or more Legislators, the next step is to ask other Legislators to “cosponsor” the bill. By becoming a co-sponsor, they are expressing their support in advance and indicating they will vote for it, although technically they are not obligated to do so. The more momentum Read More

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Records

Big Cat Rescue's Communication and Records The cats at Big Cat Rescue live much longer and healthier lives than do most exotic cats in zoos, sanctuaries or private collections.  A big part of that is because of the record keeping process that is everyone's job at Big Cat Rescue. We share our record keeping system with anyone who wants it because we want animals to get the best possible care; no matter where they are.  We share all of our forms, training documents, training videos, charts, policies and processes in one google site template Read More
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