Lessons I Learned From the Cat
Curiosity never killed anything, except maybe a few hours
Variety is the spice of life: one day ignore people, the next day annoy them
Climb your way to the top, that's why the drapes are there
When eating out, think nothing of sending back your meal twenty or thirty times
When in doubt, cop an attitude
Make your mark in the world, or at least spray in each corner
Always give generously, a small bird or rodent left on the bed tells them "I care"
Cats make us laugh but they can also touch our hearts Read More
Talking to Legislators: An Empowering Experience
During the last weekend in July, I had the good fortune of joining Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, Howard Baskin, and volunteer Susan Mitchell in Washington D.C. for the third annual Taking Action for Animals Conference. Each year the conference is presented by several animal protection organizations and includes lectures, workshops, and exhibits that provide knowledge, skills, and tools to help us speak out for animals more efficiently and more powerfully. Read More
Florida Foxes In Charge of Hen House
Or, Why Florida Leads the Nation in Killings, Maulings and Escapes
"It's just absurd that we are allowing the import of so many exotic animals into Florida!" says, State Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff of Ft. Lauderdale.
That is what we thought she would say when she heard the statistics. The Associated Press recently reported that in 2005 there were more than 210 million animals imported to the United States. Only wild birds, primates and some cud-chewing Read More
Big Cat Vet Says Clients Kill Cubs
On June 14 & 15, 2007 I attended the Captive Wild Animal Technical Assistance Group meeting in Orlando and was stunned at what I heard. You can hear it for yourself below.
I was not surprised to hear Kathy Stearns, an woman with a backyard full of big cats, try to excuse the inexcusable behavior of those who breed cubs for photo booths and petting sessions. I was not surprised to hear a couple others suggest that studies be done, (ie: stall for as long as we can) before taking action to stop Read More
A Boatload of Bobcats turns Big Cat Rescue into modern day Ark
In just 4 weeks 4 bobcats found themselves pushed out of their homes by rampant development.
A baby bobcat was found emaciated and apparently orphaned or abandoned by his mother. No mother came calling for him and neighbors were reported to have been shooting at a bobcat for harassing their livestock. Given this baby’s neurological disorders, however, it could be that his mother just knew he couldn’t survive and chose to spend her energy on offspring that could. Big Cat Rescue Read More
4 Tigers Rescued from Robert Baudy's Savage Kingdom
When a long time feline breeding compound was closed down, the resident cats there needed a place to call home. Even though there are so many unwanted adult captive tigers in the U.S. some of the facilities that took the animals would use them for breeders (Even though none of them have the genes needed in the Tiger Species Survival Program) or put them right back up for sale onto the exotic animal market.
Big Cat Rescue got the call Read More
Jun 19, 2007 -
Chris Simms loves cats of all stripes. During a recent visit to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, for instance, he seemed particularly fond of the ocelots.
Simms has kitties at home, too, a pair of housecats named Deuce and Rome. He is quite fond of them, as well.
Fortunately, Simms knows the difference between these two groups of felines. Big Cat Rescue wishes everyone did. Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, that message may have gotten through to a dozen young and impressionable minds last week.
A Wednesday trip Read More
It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her landlords, Donnalynn and Christian Laver were able to evict her from the property that Knox County was able to seize the six cats who had been used for years as props in Diana McCourt’s “tiger training” scheme.
By the end of the ordeal eye witnesses said that the cats were starving and they still have inadequate shelter from the elements.
Even Read More
The top video on this page is the tiger rescue as filmed by Fox 13 and the movie below it is Jamie’s version of the rescue and bringing them home to Big Cat Rescue. http://bigcatrescue.org/movies/savagekingdom.htm For the cats, Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue an Educational Sanctuary home to more than 100 big cats 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.493.4564 fax 885.4457 http://www.BigCatRescue.org MakeADifference@BigCatRescue.org Sign our petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/344896451?ltl=1140270431 Read More
Watch Big Cat Rescue save four tigers from being killed at Robert Baudy's Savage Kingdom after he was shut down by USDA for killings, maulings and escapes.
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