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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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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

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Cat Chat Show Notes July 31 2013

Cat Chat Show 14   http://youtu.be/iC6DwC-wHc8   1.  The most exciting news is that our Senate bill S 1381 was introduced by Senator Blumental yesterday.  It  is the companion bill for the House version HR 1998 of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. This bill would ban the private possession of big cats. It would ban public contact with the big cats and their cubs. It would grandfather in existing cat owners, but they can't buy or breed more.   People can send a quick and easy letter to both the House Read More

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Why White Tigers Should Go Extinct

Everything you’ve been told about this exotic, royal, endangered species is wrong. By Jackson Landers|Posted Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 11:04 AM A white tiger is a striking creature. Tigers are always impressive animals, but when you take away the orange, the result is a big cat that looks like a phantom out of a dream. They seem almost magical, and yet I firmly believe that the world would be a better place if there was not a single white tiger in it.   There are only about 4,000 tigers, at most, remaining in the wild. Yet Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue July 14 2013 Operation Wild Web

Operation Wild Web More than 150 people faces charges as officials seize endangered tiger pelt, elephant ivory USFWS/Associated Press - The undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) shows a Sumatran tiger skin/California confiscated by the USFWS. More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger and leopard pelts, elephant ivory and live birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the arrests Thursday an undercover operation Read More

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Does USDA Regulate Lion Meat?

No One Is Telling Where Lion Meat Originates and the government doesn't seem to care.  Big Cat Rescue believes that the cute little cubs that are used in pay to play schemes at malls, fairs and in backyard menageries are ending up killed for their meat when they are grown.  No one uses lion hides so it is preposterous for this vendor to claim that it is merely a by product of that industry (as if that made it OK in the first place.) A genuine burger made from lion meat is being served by Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Ariz., in honor Read More