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With the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London, hosted by the UK Government, the brainchild of both Prince Charles and Prince William, and alongside senior officials from across the globe, let us all hope that they can get some concrete action on stopping the catastrophic toll on our planet’s flora and fauna. According to new research carried out by TRAFFIC, parts of 1537 Tigers have been seized in illegal trade across 13 Tiger range countries in the 14 years between 2000 and Read More
Note from Big Cat Rescue President, Jamie Veronica, to the Interns:
Tonight I dropped off new foster kittens at the Modglin and Himalayan Houses.
It was a litter of 5 that were dumped at Animal Services and rescued by the Humane Society of Tampabay today. All about 10 days old.
The litter was split into two groups;
Modglin got Benson (black male), Eli (white tabby male with white back feet), and Carli (white tabby female with black spots on the bottoms of her back feet)
Himalayan got Abigail (black female) and Dee Dee (white tabby female)
The Read More
It's just a typical day at Big Cat Rescue according to Operations Manager Gale Ingham as she talks about everything that happened before noon today. Also come along w/ Honey Wayton on her day as Staff on Property and see Ginger the Serval going to the vet, some very cute kittens playing, Simba and Nyla meeting at a Howdy door, volunteers hauling dirt and Cameron and Zabu enjoying their vacation at Big Cat Rescue.
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Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
DOB 1989 DOD 1/5/2014
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1/1/2002
Flavio arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2002 after retiring from the circus. He was hailed as the smartest circus tiger ever known. He performed a light and music number flawlessly for years until he decided one day that he didn't like the other tigers and all he wanted to do was fight.
Perhaps he really was the smartest circus tiger because that bought him a ticket to retirement with us.
He was known here Read More
Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props. It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape.
In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy.
It took Read More
What are Liligers?
As sad as the video above is, it isn't even as bad as the places that use the cubs for petting and photo sessions because those cubs are taken from their mothers shortly after birth and denied the protective love their mothers would try to give them, as this one who was filmed at a zoo.
They are a money making scheme promoted by some of what we believe to be the world's worst big cat exploiters.
First it was this guy promoting Ligers.
Then it was his friend, Joe Exotic, Read More
Christmas Eve at Big Cat Rescue
Amur Leopard Video
This made my day!
Office Makeovers at Big Cat Rescue
Chelsea's new office
Gale's new office
Jeff and Tigger's office
Willow's new office
When the floor began to give way in our office trailer, Scott Haller had to rip out the floors and start from scratch. He found a wood floor product that is cheaper than vinyl and looks a lot nicer, so all of Read More
Protecting Big Cats from Big Development
No cats (other than the cool cat, Howie) in this video. When we learned that a big developer was planning to build townhomes right up to our fence, we began trying to work with them to come up with a plan that would protect the cats, but they become unresponsive after our meeting four months ago, so we went to the zoning hearing to make sure that our concerns were heard by the zoning master.
Commercial Development Makes for Better Neighbors
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Film Wins at My Hero Contest
http://myhero.com/go/films/festival_winners.asp (Scroll to bottom of page)
There is a playlist of famous people in India speaking out for tigers at this link that will give you goosebumps. Very nicely done. http://www.kidsfortigers.org/
Recent House Votes
Budget Agreement passage - Vote Passed (332-94)
Before leaving for the rest of the year, the House passed legislation based on talks between House and Senate conferees that establishes Read More