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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 31 2014

USA TROPHY HUNTERS IN AFRICA – MONSTERS OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION   They call themselves conservationists. But all they conserve are their sordid commercial interests and their sick hunting culture. Spreading out like a deadly cancer from their HQ at Safari Club International, these insidious weapons of mass destruction infect the vulnerable third world conservation structures in Africa. The strategy of all Big Business is to seize control of their own regulatory authorities, and Big Hunting is no exception. Using stalking horses Read More

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March for Lions

Tampa March for Lions is a Roaring Success   The Tampa March for Lions may have just seemed like one heck of a party, but thanks to everyone who came and fundraised for the event, we were able to net $10,000 and we wanted to spend it on ways to help lions outside our gates. The movers and shakers behind the Global March for Lions were Chris and Bev Mercer of CannedLion.org. Any time we need the truth on what is happening in Africa regarding lions, we always turn to Chris and Bev. They have been the leading force against lion hunting and Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 22 2014

West Virginia Bans Private Possession of Wild Animals!   Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board, whose members will determine which animals to include under the law. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare praise Gov. Tomblin’s Read More

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Big Cat Bans Enacted

  2014 Big Cat Bans Enacted   WVA:  Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote.  There remain only five states with little to no restrictions on the private possession of dangerous wild animals—Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. CA:  Los Angeles bans bullhooks, which may only apply to elephants, but the circus can't Read More

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State Laws Exotic Cats

  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

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Cubs

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.   http://youtu.be/Z9NxCNDu2Lw   The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed.  More than 115,000 of you asked USDA to ban cub petting via email.  More than 15,000 of you took the time to also post your comments on the Federal Register, including the American Veterinary Medical Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 18 2014

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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 8 2014

Changing Laws to Protect Paws: Big Cat Rescue, and The Paw Project Interview with Carole Baskin on Animal Voices http://animalvoices.org/2014/01/bigcatrescue-thepawproject/   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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 23 2014

http://youtu.be/gLFBETjsxsE   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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 27 2013

  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
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