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Lions Threatened or Protected Species

Lions Need Your Voice Now!   We have until 15th June 2013 to give input on the proposed new TOPS regulations. If you wish to give input, and you’d like us to help lions, please send a quick and easy letter here:   CANNED LION HUNTING AND THE NEW TOPS REGULATIONS     The Department of the Environment has published amendments to the Threatened or Protected Species( TOPS) regulations (and given the public 60 days to file Read More

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FL Legislature Passes S504 to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

In these tough times, when our government often seems too entrenched in party line protection than working together, the passage of S504 is especially encouraging.  This bill, which has now successfully passed both the House and the Senate, cracks down on animal abusers by counting every animal involved, or every act of cruelty as a separate offense and in some cases invokes the RICO act so that the abusers' assets can be confiscated.   In the past, if someone were to be caught fighting dogs, for instance, they would be charged with Read More

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Just 5 Minutes to Help Springwater Park Animals!

  HAVE THE PARK'S ANIMALS BECOME POLITICAL PAWNS?   In Springwater Provincial Park near Barrie, Ontario, there's a modest little wildlife compound (zoo) with a small, ad hoc collection of native wild animals. Recently, the Ontario government changed the Park status to non-operational meaning visitor services are no longer provided and staff are not present. That means the animals have to be moved elsewhere.   This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions Read More

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Pasco Animal Services Outlaws Flea Market Sales of Kittens

The Pasco Animal Services Ordinance PASSED Alternative #1 that forbids breeders to conduct sales at Flea Markets. I want to thank those of you who took the time to call or email the board of county commissioners. I also want to thank those of you who were able to speak in front of the commissioners and show them that we care, are here, and speak for our companion animal family members. Below is how the ordinance now reads.   (Alternative #1)  (PASSED)  SECTION 14-108. LOCATION OF SALE OF DOGS AND CATS. (a) Any Read More

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and TNR

Great News! Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and Trap Neuter Release You did it!  Ally Cat Allies is happy to report that yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the bill supporting pound and shelter transparency—and it was amended to also endorse Trap-Neuter-Return! This is a huge step forward for Florida’s animals. Thanks to everyone who took action, you will now be able to assess how well each pound and shelter is working to save the lives of animals—and how effectively they Read More

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Save the Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger

IUCN Headquarters IUCN Conservation Centre, Rue Mauverney 28, 1196, Gland, Switzerland  Phone:+41 22 9990000 Fax:+41 22 9990002   Asia Regional Office 63, Soi Prompong, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand  Phone: +66 2 6624032  Fax: +66 2 6624387  Fax: +66 2 6624388   International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters, Asian Regional Office,   The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue April 14 2013

There is an easy to send AND CALL alert here for anyone with a U.S. zip code. Even if you don't have a U.S. zip code, you can make the calls   Letter to the Editor Regarding a Nevada Ban on Big Cat Possession In response to Friday’s commentary, “Exotic animal bill amounts to a taking of owners’ property”:   State Sen. Michael Roberson’s dangerous wild animal bill, SB 245, remedies a problem that has been spiraling out of control for decades. Nevada is one Read More

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Advocat 2013 04

HAPPY EARTH DAY   If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. - CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE, letter to President Franklin Pierce     Flavio Tiger and His Big Move   Flavio, a 24 year old male tiger, was recently loaded up into a transport cage to await his ride that would take him to Gainesville where he had an appointment with his veterinarian. (He is one of a handful of cats that Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Mar 21 2013

Protect Cubs From Abuse at the Fair   Last March when we told you the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair (Florida) had an exhibitor charging patrons to pet and have photos taken with a tiny tiger cub, more than 1200 of you called and emailed the fair’s management asking them to please not allow this exploitation of big cat cubs. Some of you even protested outside the fairgrounds.     Unfortunately, we’ve just learned that the Sarasota County Fair is at it again this week. They have a different exhibitor this year Read More

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Reigning in the Big Cat Crisis in Texas

This bill needs your support so that big cats can no longer be bred for lives of exploitation and misery in Texas. Texas residents!  Please send a quick and easy letter to your Reps today to Support HB 1015 A bill like this could have saved Dolly the Mountain Lion 83R3908 KKR-F By: Guillen H.B. No. 1015 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the regulation of big cats and nonhuman primates; providing penalties.        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF Read More