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Big Cats Are Not Pets by Ira Fischer

  By Ira Fischer   The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (S. 1381) was introduced into the U.S. Senate this past month by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The Bill is aimed at prohibiting private ownership and breeding of exotic cats such as lions, tigers and other dangerous wildcats. The Bill is in large measure a response to repeated tragedies between humans and captive big cats, such as the episode in Zanesville, Ohio two years ago when the owner of a menagerie of exotic animals released his “pets” from their cages, Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 12 2013

Precious Bobcat Stands Up!   http://youtu.be/ZY3IQuKAWwM   This photo was from circa 2009 when Precious could get up in her tree.  She's had a stroke, at the age of 21, but has been working hard to get back on her feet and managed to do so recently.  The photo below is Levi bobcat during a recent vet check up.   Food Prep Photos The building was built by friends of Big Cat Rescue in 2003-2004 for $40,000.  The lion's share of the money raised to build it came from Jamie Veronica's college fund, supplied by Read More

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Cat Chat 22

Carole Baskin Discusses Some Recent Rescues http://youtu.be/plh32ner9y4 Get the audio version of Cat Chat 22 here. See previous episodes of Cat Chat Here are 2 of the videos that played in Cat Chat 22   Fencer Bobcat Rescue   http://youtu.be/atTS5j7t0iI   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bigcathospital   Reise Cougar Rescue Slideshow   http://youtu.be/2NIJnqWACfg   This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team.  Read Reise' s story here. Read More

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Failed Big Cat Facilities

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BIG CAT FACILITY GOES UNDER?   Hardly a week goes by now that there isn't a case in the news of a big cat facility that was once considered a haven for the animals rescued has found itself over run with animals that there are no funds to provide for. People love a good rescue story and they want to be involved.  They will volunteer or donate to facilities that are in the public eye doing the heart pounding rescues because it makes them feel good about themselves.  They are instantly gratified with the rescue of Read More

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Big Cats and Public Safety Protection HR1998 S1381

Most Important Big Cat Bill Ever   This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act HR 1998 and S 1381 is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos.  Ask your member of Congress to Co-Sponsor this bill now!   http://youtu.be/ieaELpr7Ysc   Send a quick and easy letter to your lawmaker using our sample letter asking them to support BigCatLaws.com     Big Cats Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 9 2013

DeNiro Im-purr-sonator on Big Cat Ban http://youtu.be/EXp61kRU2QE Take Action to Save Tigers at BigCatBan.com     Tiger Toting Felon at Denver County Fair   If you were the director of the Denver County Fair in Colorado, wouldn’t you research the people and acts you were bringing in and promoting? Wouldn’t you take 5 minutes to find out if the person bringing tiger cubs to your fair year after year is a convicted felon on multiple counts? Wouldn’t you be concerned that the USDA has filed a lawsuit against Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 8 2013

In Washington, DC and at the Sanctuary Flavio, the world's oldest tiger enjoying 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Meeting with staffers and key people to ban the abuse and private ownership of big cats. Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 8 2013 Read More

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How Cub Petting Kills Wild Tigers

What is Killing Tiger Cubs?   http://youtu.be/u7apEqptnyY   It could be you! Put an end to big cat abuse and the extinction of wild cats at BigCatBan.com   Crikey!  Tigers have been disappearing at alarming rates!   A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers living in Asia, but now there are fewer than 3,200!   I’ve been beating the bushes, talking to trackers, consulting with Interpol and I’ve figured out why tigers are disappearing in the wild.   It’s that ego driven, Read More

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Is it legal to sell tigers?

When Darnell Docket,  a player for the Arizona Cardinals, became what we consider to be the poster child for over paid sports' figures, behaving badly toward animals, by announcing that he had bought a tiger to show off at games, it caused a lot of people to ask the question, "Is it legal to buy a tiger?" After spending the last 20 years rescuing lions, tigers and other exotic cats, I am left bewildered by the existing laws; or maybe, more precisely, by the lack of enforcement of existing laws. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states that: "Unless Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 1 2013 Shark Week Video

Tigers vs Sharks http://youtu.be/6W_zO_hyKrU Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 1 2013 Shark Week Video   China Hosts International Tiger Conference Unbeknownst to many, July 29 was the fourth annual International Tiger Day. In commemoration, representatives from the 13 countries where tigers still exist held a conference in Kunming to discuss protecting the largest cat species on earth. The meeting, somewhat hilariously named the International Workshop for Transboundary Conservation of Tigers and Other Endangered Species, and the Read More