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
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
A Roar of Thanks
to These Sustaining Donors
Pamela & David Anderson
Art Glass Ensembles
Marvin & Ellen Barnes
Monique M Beatty
Susan M. Bemis
Melissa E Black
Amy J Bown
Kathleen A Brooks
Amy G Read More
Male Canada lynx
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
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
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
2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs
1. Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.
2. Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.
Download this fact sheet and help spread the word by sending to anyone you know who loves animals.
Download these tips on how to talk to your legislators most effectively.
The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed. More than 115,000 Read More
Levi came to live at Big Cat Rescue in 1995 along with 10 other Bobcats who were destined to be the next year’s fur coat harvest. Our Co-Founder had stumbled upon a facility in Omaha Nebraska that was raising Bobcats and Canadian Lynx for the purpose of harvesting the cats for their fur.
In order to spare these cats, all of them were purchased from the breeder and brought to live at the sanctuary.
Levi was neutered and now lives with Tiger Lilly.
Levi Read More