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Saber Tooth Sleuth

Saber Tooth Sleuth There is only one reason that lions, tigers and other big cats are suffering in captivity:  We haven't gotten to the root of the problem...yet.  The problem is that there are still some uneducated people who fuel the trade in big cats and a very few truly evil people who capitalize on their ignorance. Those of us who know better, or at least have a more humane inner moral compass, far outnumber the abusers and their supporters. We Have to Strike at the Root "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who Read More

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2005 Stats to Back Up a Ban on Big Cats

Just a few good reasons to ban private possession of big cats. 2005: Just in the state of Florida there are 3,837 people with permits to own wild animals. Of that number 389 facilities are permitted to own tigers, gorillas and other Class I & Class II dangerous animals, but only 21 are accredited zoos and only 3 are accredited rescue facilites. 0.0002 of FL's populations owns exotic animals and yet all of us pay the price in safety and damage to the environment when no-longer-novel pets are turned loose.     Florida Read More

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4 Year Study Shows Tigers 500 Times More Deadly Than Dogs in US

Dangerous Tigers in Captivity: Ex Situ Tiger Conflict and Implications for Private Ownership of Exotic Animals   P.J. Nyhus,1n R.L. Tilson,2 and J.L. Tomlinson1 1Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Apple Valley, Minnesota   The risks associated with tiger attacks on people in the wild are well documented.   There may currently be more tigers in captivity than in the wild, but relatively little is known about the risks of injury or death associated with owning Read More

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Petting Lion and Tiger Cubs

Petting Lion and Tiger Cubs When you pay to pet a cub, what are you really supporting? This video shows you how people pimp out tiger cubs to support themselves while making no provisions for the lifetime care of the big cats they are breeding and buying. Watch this video about two such pay to play schemes run by Kathy Stearns of Dade City's Wild Things and Joe Schreibvogel of G.W. Exotics. Read More

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Pet a Tiger Cub

Pet a Tiger Cub?   The World Wildlife Fund just launched a campaign to restrict and regulate the trade in tigers called "Tigers Among U.S."  It updates the information gathered for their "Paper Tigers" report from 2008 with data collected by Big Cat Rescue and other International Tiger Coalition partners.  It is clear that the virtually unregulated trade in captive bred tigers in the U.S. provides a legal cover for illegal activities that are causing the wild tiger to disappear at a rate of one tiger per day, with less than 3,200 tigers Read More

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Circus Life…”Captive” Entertainment

Circus Life..."Captive" Entertainment   http://youtu.be/xIIrZhBcviE   Circus Life...Step Right up to the Greatest Show of Exploitation on Earth!   USDA only requires that a cage for a wild animal be large enough that the animal be able to stand and turn around in the cage.   They allow even smaller enclosures for the purpose of travel....   Big Cats can be confined to cages that are too small to even stand up and turn around in for up to 60 days. If the cat is let out into the ring to perform, Read More

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Lion Burger Served For World Cup: Purveyor Has Done Time For Tiger & Leopard Meat

Lion Burger Served For World Cup: Purveyor Has Done Time For Tiger & Leopard Meat First Posted: 06-23-10 11:28 PM   |   Updated: 06-24-10 01:22 AM An Arizona restaurant is serving a World Cup-inspired Lion Burger, and the provenance of the lion meat is suspect. The internet has been bubbling all day long on word of a restaurant in Mesa, Arizona serving a World Cup-inspired Lion Burger. The tale was first brought to use by the British tabloids, of all places (here are the Telegraph, the Sun, and the Daily Telegraph, Read More

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Cruel world of the tiger trade

Cruel world of the tiger trade By KATE JACKSON Published: 24 May 2010 IN A dingy market stall in southern Tibet, a trader empties out a sack full of bones.   These pitiful relics were once a magnificent tiger, roaming wild and free.   Now sold on the black market to be used in medicines and Tiger wine, these bones can fetch around £600 per kilo   It's a sickening sight.   At the turn of the twentieth century, there were estimated to be over 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now that figure has dwindled Read More

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My First Day in the Capitol by Nikki Benoit

My First Day in the Capitol   Hi, my name is Nikki Benoit and while I have been involved in the Obama campaign (as an individual and not on behalf of any organization) I had never gone to our state's capitol to be a voice for the animals in person.  The Humane Society of the United States sponsored a Lobby Day in Tallahassee, FL to help others like me understand how the process works and what I could do to make a difference for the animals.  This is my summary of the experience:   I had a fantastic experience and received an Read More
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