This is a global event (15 countries and 50 cities with 191 organizers of lion marches) to raise awareness about:
Cub handling, posing with cubs for photos, petting cubs and why that is always abuse
Walking with lions (walking lions on leashes and letting people walk out into groups of sub adult lions, so the lions get used to people walking up within shooting distance)
Canned hunting (where lions are shot for a fee in cages)
Lion meat issues (all of these are connected)
530 registrants will "march" through Big Cat Rescue Read More
Maryland: Ban Dangerous Wild Animals at Roadside Zoos
A recent report on three of Maryland's roadside zoos—Catoctin Zoo, Plumpton Park Zoo, and Tri-State Zoo—uncovered serious animal welfare and public safety concerns. Now, Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation (SB 827/HB 1124) to address those concerns by prohibiting unaccredited roadside zoos from keeping especially dangerous wild animals.
Maryland generally prohibits the private possession of certain dangerous wild animals, including big cats, bears, and primates. Unfortunately, Read More
Changing Laws to Protect Paws:
Big Cat Rescue, and The Paw Project
Interview with Carole Baskin on Animal Voices
The Pill Game
I've only started to read The Pill Game by Darryl Bollinger, the author of The Medicine Game and A Case of Revenge, but I can already tell that Big Cat Rescue fans are going to love the way he was able to weave in their favorite sanctuary and some of their favorite cats by name. I first heard from Darryl last summer and then he followed Read More
2014 Big Cat Bans Enacted
CA: Los Angeles bans bullhooks, which may only apply to elephants, but the circus can't make elephants perform without the threat of injury, so hopefully this means that the circus won't be coming to LA any more with their abusive lion and tiger acts either.
UK: Announced its soon-to-be official ban on ALL wild animals in circuses, joining other European nations like Austria, Greece, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ban is intended to be fully instituted starting in December 2015. Prior Read More
Lion Ark Nominated
Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACP Image Award,
“Outstanding International Motion Picture” category
Lion Ark has been nominated by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, in their Outstanding International Motion Picture category for the 45th NAACP Image Awards.
The prestigious Image Awards by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates "the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the Read More
State Laws for Keeping Exotic Cats
Find out what your state laws are regarding the keeping of exotic cats from bobcats to tigers. Select the state of your choice below for a synopsis of the law or click HERE to get the full 231 page Adobe PDF version for all states. The WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society lists all existing laws and pending laws HERE If clicking on the state doesn't take you to the state, try scrolling down the page to the information.
The Library of Congress offers this guide to global laws regarding Read More
Are you thinking of seeing “The Wolf of Wall Street?”
The film contracted with the Rosaire family for one of the chimps and lions used in the film. Who are the Rosaire’s? One of the very first letters Julie H. wrote and had published on behalf of animals many years ago was about, in our opinion, this horrible breeding/abusing family. (They have a place in SW FL called Big Cat Habitat and we have an entire computer file filled with articles about them).
At a USDA Big Cat Symposium in Fort Worth, Kay Rosaire said Read More
The List Includes BCR as #3
A Canadian Favorite
Big Cat Rescue was featured in an Article about the top 14 Canadian Travel Destinations published on Flight Network's (Canada's #2 travel site) blog.
SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE ADOPTION EVENT
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
Mastro Subaru, 6402 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634
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Howard Baskin Explains the Big Cat Crises in America
In episode 30 of Cat Chat Howard Baskin, the CFO of Big Cat Rescue presents to The Body Shop, the Bratskier Group and editors and journalists from 7 major health, beauty and fitness magazines.
Get the audio version here or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
Join us at noon, EST here: https://plus.google.com/+bigcatrescue
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On this same 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.
The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed. More than 64,000 of you asked USDA to ban cub petting, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Zoological Association (for the most part)
More about these three Read More