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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 13 2014

News About Cub Handling Ban Goes Global   ...Wildlife advocates say the trend is not only potentially hazardous to humans but encourages mistreatment of endangered animals that are often taken from their mothers as cubs, poorly cared for and then neglected or discarded when they grow up. "They breed the cubs, use them for photo-ops, and then when they can't use them they breed more," said Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa, Florida, sanctuary that has more than 100 big cats. "Taking the cub away is a misery to the Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 10 2014

Stop Bobcat Fur Farming North Dakota fur farm moves to Montana Posted: 09 Aug 2014 01:55 PM PDT The Shultz wildcat farm relocates after oil drilling noise forces move. One of the only known bobcat fur farms in the state has applied to relocate west, in central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park is taking comments on the 150-foot-by-140-foot animal facility, proposed by owner Larry Schultz, where bobcats would be housed in separate pens. According to the permit application, the location of the farm (if approved) will Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 9 2014

Pet FREAKIN' Tigers!   http://youtu.be/xYLjl9qGBhA   Did you know it’s legal to own tigers and lions in over half of the USA? … These cats are born into a life of misery and many of them end up in the black market where they are killed for their body parts! Please help us stop this abuse by visiting: https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act has been reintroduced as HR 1998 in the House and S 1381 in the Senate.  Please ask your member of Congress to sign Read More

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Volunteers in Action at Big Cat Rescue

Volunteers at Big Cat Rescue Most animal organizations our size have 30 paid staff, but we are able to maintain excellent care with about a third of that in paid staff because none of our paid staff are paid to work with animals.  There are so many people who love big cats that they will do all of the cleaning, feeding, enrichment, operant conditioning and vet care for free.  Our paid staff do the things animal lovers don't enjoy like managing the gift shop, managing the data base, paying attention to donors, writing newsletters and managing Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 3 2014

#GoodPetsBadPets   http://youtu.be/uh0m1CflFxM Cougar VS Armadillo   http://youtu.be/dinl20hE_gQ The cougar "cubs", Ares, Artemis and Orion get an armadillo and Gale has to save him.  Jamie & Vern plan some big cat cages and moves.  Tommie Girl is up on her new platform made by Jen & Darren Holley.  The kittens escape!  Nakita Lion gets enrichment made by summer campers.  Joseph Lion gets a watermelon.  Nikita Tiger goes on "vacation."  A rare conversation with the family matriarch, Barbara.  Jamie & Carole Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 1 2014

Should non profits use social media? A non profit CEO group posed this to their members and this was our response: Big Cat Rescue believes in the power of social marketing and has strategically used these platforms with mind-blowing success. In descending order of reach: BigCatRescue.org is our website where we publish daily updates (sometimes up to 6 a day). 9,700+ pages of photos, videos and areas that encourage commenting via Facebook plugins and a native comment area for those who don't use Facebook.   ​   This Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue July 29 2014

SlowMo Leopards Lions Roar and Leopard Eats Skyscraper http://youtu.be/4vc7f4TRMCw Funny, cute kittens bounce to the music, then Amanda Tiger runs for dinner, Skipper Canada Lynx discovers air conditioning, a tree falls on a cage, Serval rubbing on melon, Windstar Bobcat purring, Simba Leopard gets a long cool drink in slow motion, Pharaoh the White Serval plays with a new cat toy, Joseph & Cameron Lions roar, Kimba shortly after she arrived and Shere Khan Tigers drink in slow motion, and bathe, Cody Cougar after chow time, Sundari Leopard Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue July 26 2014

White Tiger Bathes Lion Canada Lynx Gets New Home   http://youtu.be/NGvzFrdMytA   Zabu the white tiger and Cameron the lion have lived together since they were cubs. At their previous zoo, they were raised that way in the hopes of breeding liger cubs because ignorant people will pay to see and handle them. We fixed them so they could stay together and you will love seeing how much they love each other. This video also shows bobcats, lynx, and a white serval just going crazy over a secret ingredient. TJ tiger is moved to the Read More

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Hybrid Facts

We Love ALL Cats We love big cats, small cats, wild cats, tame cats, friendly cats, fierce cats and YES, hybrid cats.  It is because we love all cats, for who they are, that we fight so hard to protect them.  Hybrid breeders will tell you that we seek legislation that will take your hybrids from you and that is a lie.  We do not support laws that displace existing cats from where they are, except in extreme cases of abuse and neglect.  We support bans on breeding and private ownership of wild cats and hybrid cats, but always make sure there Read More

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Media Producer Wanted 2014 July

Big Cat Rescue Media Producer Wanted   We have loved having Chris Poole as our media producer for the past 6 years, but he and his wife are moving to California on August 30, 2014.  We need to hire a new media producer and give them some time with Chris, before he goes, to familiarize them with the hundreds of hours of content he has stored and our processes and safety training. In 2008 we were the 6th most popular Non Profit on YouTube with 111,000 views.  By 2014 we had 81,918,219 views.  We aren't just looking for someone who Read More
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