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First of all, despite the lies that the breeder told you, those cubs were not "orphaned" or "rejected." That is just the terminology that exploiters use to make you feel good about them purposely breeding litter after litter of lions and tigers, ripping them from their mothers and pimping them out so you can have your picture made with a cub.
Using lion cubs and tiger cubs as photo props is bad enough, but some back yard breeders have figured out a way to make even more money: Swim with tiger cubs.
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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
Nikita was found chained to the wall in a crack house during a drug bust in Tennessee. Because she had been confined to a concrete floor, she had huge swellings on her elbows that took months to heal. She was so thin that you could carry her under one arm. She would only eat white rabbits, so she had a plethora of nutritional issues to deal with as well.
The authorities took her to the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere, but she had been declawed and could not Read More
Sasha has been declawed (and very badly, at that) and defanged) so she struggles to eat.
We provide a soft diet for her, but without her teeth it is hard to hold the food and even hard to contain her tongue.
You will often see her with her tongue hanging out as a result.
Sponsor Sasha http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail
A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe
It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover Read More
What was to happen to a lion named Cameron when an owner of the roadside zoo where he lived suddenly died and the zoo was forced to close? Luckily for Cameron, he came to live at Big Cat Rescue on 5/3/04. At the zoo, he had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting Liger cubs.
People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid Read More
Joseph may be the youngest cat in his pride, but he is the strongest and the most fearless. He fiercely protects both male and females in his family.
He is the only one that was not defanged by his former owner, but he hangs his tongue out, like the defanged cats cannot help but do, just to be like them.
Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail
A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe
It took the Read More
March 6, 2013 Fresno, CA: A 24 year old intern named Dianna Hanson was mauled to death while inside a cage with a four year old male lion named Cous Cous. The lion had been raised at the zoo since he was 8 weeks old. Another worker tried to distract the lion, to no avail, and the sheriff shot the cat to death, but it was too late for Dianna Hanson. The facility is called Project Survival Cat Haven and is run by Dale Anderson. On his website he says, "In the seventh grade a gentleman brought a Mountain Lion to my class... After that experience I Read More
Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
USDA Cracks Down on Traveling Acts
Here's the great part about the following article:
If cub petting displays have to identify their cubs by name, sex, age, species and identifying markings AND has to reveal who the real owners of the cubs are, then it will be easier for USDA to catch them when cubs disappear and it will be easier for USDA to see that they are using the cubs too young (under 8 weeks according to the USDA Big Cat FAQ) and too old (according to USDA court cases where they found 12 weeks to be the oldest allowed.)
USDA Publishes Read More
Lion - Panthera leo
This "King of Beasts" once roamed over most parts of the world including Africa, North America and Eurasia. Today, however, they are restricted to the savanna, open expanses, and grassy plains of Africa, and to a small area of western India. There are about 15,000 lions in the wild today. Just ten years ago that number was closer to 50,000. The shrinking numbers are due to hunting and overpopulation of humans.
One hundred and fifty years ago, there lived a subspecies of lion, Panthera leo persica, which was Read More