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Why ZAA Facilities Should Not Be Exempt from Big Cat Ban

Who is the ZAA? The ZAA's membership list reads to me like a Who's Who in animal exploitation. Their mission and purpose statement make it clear that they support private ownership of dangerous wild animals stating, " Purpose: As a trade organization to serve the needs of our members. Protect and defend the right to own exotic and domestic animals... Defend our accredited facilities against false allegations, those with political agendas, and mischaracterizations." When facilities can't achieve the standards set by the only legitimate Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue July 11 2014

China Admits to Trade in Captive Tiger Skins http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28258595 China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species have said. They say Chinese authorities had never before reported this. "We don't ban trade in tiger skins but we do ban trade in tiger bones," a participant at the meeting said. Between 5,000 and 6,000 tigers are believed to be in captivity in China. Worldwide Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Cougars, Kittens, Leopards, Lions, News @ BCR, Servals, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats   http://youtu.be/MeFuWPM72kk   Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black Read More

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Operant Conditioning Video

Operant Conditioning Video   http://youtu.be/eH5iTBMh_O8 Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors. Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More
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