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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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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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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 22 2013

The List Includes BCR as #3   http://youtu.be/2B0CbsavLOg     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.   http://www.flightnetwork.com/blog/top-14-winter-destinations-canadians/ SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE ADOPTION EVENT Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:00am – 3:00pm Mastro Subaru, 6402 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634 http://humanesocietytampa.org/events 813.774.4311 Join Read More

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Cat Chat 30

Howard Baskin Explains the Big Cat Crises in America   http://youtu.be/gnd2ul5favQ   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 See previous episodes of Cat Chat   http://youtu.be/j3kD84iFPms   On this same Read More

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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