Media 2010

Media 2010

Big Cat Rescue was in the Media 112 times in 2010

Directory of all Press and Media for Big Cat Rescue

695 12/31/10 Blog Universal used Big Cat TV (our YouTube channel) as an example of how we did an even better job than Best Buy did for their Geek Squad page.

694  12/2/2010 Ch. 8, WFLA came out to see how big cats deal with the cold and were delighted to see bobcat and tigers chasing each other, cougars contemplating a swim and lynx prowling in the dark.  Gale Ingham did a great job, braving the chilly weather, to tell viewers how the big cats embrace the cooler weather and what we do to make it bearable for the smaller cats.

693  11/29/2010 Non Profit Tech 2.0 interviewed Chris Poole and Carole Baskin for their upcoming book.  This article calledNonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue gave readers some of our best tips and tricks for utilizing social networking to achieve our mission.

692  11/28/2010  The St. Pete Times has an annual glossy pull out that features the Best of everything for the year and it was made complete with a half page devoted to the fun and festive costumes of the Fur Ball.

691  11/18/2010  The St. Pete Times mentioned that Big Cat Rescue would have outreach teachers attending the Great American Teach In as we do every year.

690  11/20/2010 Jessica Sanchez, reporter for WKMG Local 6 did one of the best jobs of covering the heart of the big cat crisis in America when she let her viewers know that petting lion and tiger cubs is the number one cause of abuse and abandonment of these big, wild cats.

689  11/13/2010  Carole Baskin was interviewed by Jane Velez-Mitchell on CNN HLN Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell about the plight of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger.

688  11/12/2010  Jo Singer did an excellent article called Captive Big Cats for Petside that included information on Tony the Truck Stop Tiger and frequently cited Big Cat Rescue.

687  11/5/2010  Julie Hanan and Barbara Frank were on the cover of, and had a two page spread in the glossy lifestyle magazine called Cheval Living.  Cheval is an upscale neighborhood where the homes average $250,000 and has 10,000 residents.

686 10/30/2010 Big Cat Rescue: A Wild Journey by Jo Singer documents her travel to visit this sanctuary and her impressions.

685  10/10/2010 Jeff Kremer, Big Cat Rescue’s Director of Donor Appreciation was interviewed by Global Shift in Animal Week Shelter Spotlight Big Cat Rescue.

684  10/8/2010 Broadway World commended Donna Vivino for her win of the Guardian Angle Award from Big Cat Rescue at the Fur Ball.

683  10/8/2010  Cox Radio donated 611 spots on the air in the weeks leading up to the Fur Ball.

682  10/8/2010  Tampa Bay Business Journal donated  3 quarter page ads & 3 half page ads to promote the Fur Ball.

681  10/8/2010 Tampa Bay Magazine donated 2 full page ads to promoting the Fur Ball.

680  10/8/2010 Accent Magazine donated 1 full page ad to promoting the Fur Ball.

679   10/3/2010 ABC filmed live from Big Cat Rescue and discusses how “bone heads” get exotic cats as pets and what Big Cat Rescue is doing to end the trade.  They interviewed Jeff Kremer about why it is so bad to pet baby tigers, who then end up unwanted. Gale Ingham demonstrates Operant Conditioning and reporter Sean Daly excitedly reports that visiting Big Cat Rescue is like being in Jurassic Park.

678 10/2/2010 Josh Knauer of CBS Radio interviewed Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball and the issues behind so many exotic cats ending up being bred as photo props and discarded into the pet trade. This aired both Sat. & Sun. on WQYK-AM a Sports Talk station.

677 10/2/2010 Josh Knauer of CBS Radio interviewed Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball and the issues behind so many exotic cats ending up being bred as photo props and discarded into the pet trade. This aired both Sat. & Sun. on WSJT and WSJT-HD2

676 10/2/2010 Josh Knauer of CBS Radio interviewed Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball and the issues behind so many exotic cats ending up being bred as photo props and discarded into the pet trade. This aired both Sat. & Sun. on WQYK and WQYK-HD2 a Country music Station.

675 10/2/2010 Josh Knauer of CBS Radio interviewed Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball and the issues behind so many exotic cats ending up being bred as photo props and discarded into the pet trade. This aired both Sat. & Sun. on WRBQ and WRBQ-HD2 a Rock Oldies Station.

674 10/2/2010 Josh Knauer of CBS Radio interviewed Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball and the issues behind so many exotic cats ending up being bred as photo props and discarded into the pet trade. This aired both Sat. & Sun. on WLLD and WLLD-HD2 an Urban Hip Hop Station.

673 9/30/2010 Chip Osowoski of Ch. 8 in Tampa/ St. Petersburg did a great television story about why Big Cat Rescue enables our cats to paint and how selling their art at the Fur Ball helps us support our mission of caring for cats and ending the trade.

672 9/29/2010 TBO Event Calendar tells about the 2010 Fur Ball.

671 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran in USA Today.

670 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on TBO in Tampabay, FL.

669 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and was interesting enough that RoadRunner ran it on their website.

668 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran in the Miami Herald, FL.

667 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on ABCAction News in Tampabay, FL.

666 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran Florida Today.

665 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and was even picked up by the NHL.

664 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and was so poplular that it ranked high in Yahoo Buzz.

663 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on WLXT in Columbia, SC.

662 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on WINK in NY.

661 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on Topix in Tampabay, FL.

660 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on the Ocala News, in FL.

659 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on NBC 2.

658 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and was picked up by Friend Feed.

657 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on Fox 29 WFLX.

656 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on Fox 4 WFTS.

655 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran in Delaware Online.

654 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on CBS 4.

653 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on ABC7 WZVN in Naples, Ft. Myers and Port Charlotte.

652 9/28/2010 Rescued Big Cats Paint, Create Art was a news story about our big cats painting as a form of enrichment that will be auctioned at the Fur Ball and was carried by AP and ran on ABC 3 WEAR in  Mobile AL, Pensacola, FL and Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

651  9/16/2010  ABC‘s host of Positively Tampabay, Lissette Campos, interviewed Jamie Veronica and Carole Baskin about the Fur Ball.

650 9/15/2010  Freeway Fashion attended “Help the Big Cats” event held at Blue Martini at International Plaza to support the incredible work of Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue. There was musical performance by Magellan Entertainment’s “SOCK” and others. Watch this video of all of the great guest and see beautiful women in full body cat paint.

649  9/9/2010: Jeff Kremer was interviewed on WSLR “Truly Sustainable Sarasota” radio hosted by Vicki Chelf who focused on the issue of animals being exploited in the name of entertainment, such as Lion Cubs being used as photo ops.

648  9/8/2010:  The Bradenton Times named Big Cat Rescue as playing a critical role in banning the blood sport in FL known as “fox penning” where bobcats, foxes and coyotes were ripped apart by packs of hunting dogs in fenced areas for sport.

647  9/8/2010:  Jeff Kremer did a half hour radio show on Life Improvement Radio.

646  6/28/2010  Carole Baskin was interviewed on Chris Ravencraft’s Podcast called The Virtual Assistant.  Find it in iTunes, episode 11.

645  6/23/2010 The Britney Spears Gossip blog named us in her 50 Offbeat Florida Attractions saying, The world’s largest big cat rescue and sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue is home to lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, bobcats, ocelots, servals, lynx, caracals and other exotic cats. Guided educational tours of Big Cat Rescue are available…

644  6/22/2010 Inside Nature’s Giants – Big Cats Ligers aired in the U.K. starring Freckles, our liger.

643  6/5/2010 Linda Gottwald, the Executive Director of Standing Up For Animals, wrote this glowing letter of thanks to the Tampa Tribune which was published. Read it HERE.

642  5/25/2010 When the Orlando Business Journal reported that Google had left a 3.2 billion dollar imprint on Florida’s economy, Big Cat Rescue topped the list of non profits that had benefited from Google‘s generosity.

641  5/19/2010 The St. Pete Times posted a BayWalk event to benefit Big Cat Rescue.

640  5/15/2010 and again on 5/16/2010 10 Connect did a story on Cloe the Snow Leopard’s lithtripsy.

639  5/4/2010 The Osprey Observer has a readership of 40,000 and gave us a lovely two page spread in their Brandon paper Vol.9, Issue 5.  They are also helping through donations to the cats!

 

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638  4/30/2010 Christopher Collette of WTSP 10 mentioned us again in the coverage they did of the bobcats kittens at the Carolina Wildlife Care center who were adopted by a tabby named Zoe.

637  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on CNN.

636  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on USA Today.

635  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in TV Guide.

634  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured by Keith Baker on ABC Action News in Tampa, FL.

633  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured by Rey Reyes in the Tampa Tribune in Tampa, FL.

632  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in TBO.com in Tampa, FL.

631  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on the Today Show and syndicated on Hulu.

630  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in the Ledger in Lakeland, FL.

629  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured by Susan Wilson on 10 Connects in Tampa, FL.

628  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Bay News 9 in Tampa, FL.

627  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on FOX 13 in Tampa, FL.

626  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WUSF in Tampa, FL.

625  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured by Jessica Vander Velde in the WTSP St. Pete Times in Tampabay, FL.

624  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in Tampabay.com in Tampabay, FL.

623  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on MSNBC.

622  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in Miam Herald on Miami, FL

621  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in the Naples News in Naples, FL.

620  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WSBTV 2 in Atlanta, GA.

619  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on ABC WEAR 3 in Alabama.

618  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on FOX 17 in Nashville, TN.

617  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WAVY TV in VA.

616  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in Examiner.com

615  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Charleston, SC.

614  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WLTX in Columbia, SC.

613  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on KOAT 7 in Albuquerque, NM.

612  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Pittsburgh, PA.

611  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Philly.com in Philadelphia, PA.

610  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on NBC 4 in Columbus, OH.

609  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Care 2

608  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on San Jose, CA

607  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Bing Video.

606  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in the LA Times in Los Angeles, CA.

605  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on NECN in Boston, MA.

604  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WLWT 5 in Cincinnati, OH.

603  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WKMG 6 in Orlando, FL.

602  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WESH 2 in Orlando, FL.

601  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in the Palm Beach Post.

600  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WPBF 25 in West Palm Beach.

599  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on KIRO TV in Seattle, WA.

598  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WBIR in Knoxville, TN.

597  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured in the Tennessean.

596  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WRAL in Raliegh, NC.

595  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on Celebrity Gossip.

594  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on INDY 6 in Indiana.

593  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WFTV 9 in Orlando, FL.

592  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on WMUR 9 in New Hampshire.

591  4/29/2010  The orphaned bobcat kittens and their adoptive mom, Bobbi, were featured on KITV 4 in Honolulu, HI

590  3/20/2010  Jeff Kremer and Diana Rao did an excellent interview for Fox 13 Magazine.

589  3/17/2010  What’s Hot Tampa Bay Magazine gave a full page of photos to our celebrity bar tender event at 717 South.

588  3/16/2010  TampaBay.com listed us in the Top 101 Things to Do this Summer.

587  2/23/2010  Animal Based Charities’ Rick Medina gave Big Cat Rescue a plug on WSJTwhile he was promoting Pet-A-Paloosa as Big Cat Rescue is offering our Spay N Play freebies to anyone who adopts a spayed or neutered pet.

586  2/9/2010  Volunteer Committee Member, Sharyn Beach, was published atEncyclopedia Britannica with the best statement ever written about why breeding white tigers is Conserving a Lie.

586  2/8/2010  Supreme Master TV ran a feature in Animal World called Big Cats in Crisis using footage provided by Big Cat Rescue’s Chris Poole.

585  2/8/2010 Operations Manager Gale Ingham and Director of Donor Appreciation Jeff Kremer hosted Charlie Belcher of Fox 13′s Charlie’s World.

584  1/19/2010 WFLA‘s Jack Harris and Ted Webb promoted BCR’s participation in the facebook contest “on-air” this morning.

583  1/13/2010  Scott Lope is the guest speaker on WMNF’s Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss.

Cat Chat 19

Cat Chat 19

Jamie and Justin See Big Cats in Africa

 

http://youtu.be/mOPvxrd1lnw

 

Big Cat Rescue President, Jamie Veronica, and her husband, Dr. Justin Boorstein saw more big cats in one week than most people see in a lifetime of visits to South Africa in this Cat Chat episode where we review their photos.

Seven Lions and Cubs in Africa

Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 3 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 3 2013

The Lion Ark movie is opening at the film festivals and this is your chance to be one of the first to see the “feel good movie of the year”!

More action adventure style than traditional documentary, Lion Ark tells the story of the undercover investigations, the lobbying, the law and enforcement of the ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. Circuses that defy the new law are tracked down, animals saved and a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom.

This is a hugely important film for raising awareness about the suffering of animals in traveling circuses and it shows how laws can be enforced. And for a change, the animals win!

Early reviews say: “Lion Ark is the feel-good movie of the year!”  (Reel Talk); “one of your must-see films of 2013”  (The Independent Critic); “A consciousness-raising milestone of a documentary”  (The Ecologist); “will restore some faith in humanity.”  (Shockya.com)“A deeply important film about bravely taking a stand against animal cruelty.”  (FatFreefilm).  Read more Lion Ark reviews

See the Lion Ark Trailer here:  www.lionarkthemovie.com

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR LION ARK NOW!

October 5th (Saturday) 2pm: 
US Premiere Mill Valley Film Festival: at CinéArts Sequoia, Mill Valley, (Bay Area), CA.
With special introduction from actress Jorja Fox.  
Tickets $14 plus applicable fees. Book online or by phone at 877 874 6833

October 6th (Sunday) 3.30pm: 
San Diego Film Festival  at Reading Theater, 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets $14 plus applicable fees. Book online.

October 8th (Tuesday) 3pm:
Mill Valley Film Festival (2nd screening) at CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, CA.
Tickets $14 plus applicable fees. Book online or by phone at 877 874 6833

October 12th (Saturday) 5pm: 
Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu. http://program.hiff.org/films/detail/lion_ark_2013

October 13th (Sunday) 11am:
Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu. http://program.hiff.org/films/detail/lion_ark_2013

Further screenings are to planned for Los AngelesNew YorkColorado and Florida before the end of the year, details will be announced here http://www.lionarkthemovie.com/screenings/

JOIN THE LION ARK FESTIVAL TEAM

To make sure that film festival visitors come to see Lion Ark and to get the attention of industry representatives to consider Lion Ark for general release, WE NEED HELP with –

  • Handing out leaflets to festival visitors
  • Helping with the Lion Ark information table and screening
  • Taking our leaflets to local restaurants and other business near the festival venue

It’s fun and easy! You get to see Lion Ark for free! AND do something great for the animals!

To sign up, please email Amanda Hudson:  amandahudson@ad-international.org

All Lion Ark screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the rescue team and filmmakers – so I look forward to seeing you there!

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Jan Creamer
President

Bobcat-Eating-Alligator

Lions and Tigers in Lebanon Need Homes

 

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We are looking for possible placement with you of two adult lions and two adult tigers that we are in the process of removing form a private zoo.

 

A wildlife vet from France has seen these animals about two years ago to vaccinate and provide care advice. This zoo had a cheetah and third tiger which have since died.

 

The leader of the political group from that area helped in convincing the owner to give up a chimpanzee in 2012, and we were informed a couple days ago that he is ready to give up the lions and tigers and be done with exotic animals.

 

Previously we sent lions to the Drakenstein sanctuary near Capetown but they do not have available space at this time. I have contacted the European Association of Rescue Centers and Born Free Foundation but still no definite ‘yes’ for any sanctuary.

 

You posted earlier about these lions we rescued some years ago – http://bigcatrescue.org/rescue-of-lion-cub-in-beirut-puts-spotlight-on-illegal-animal-trade/

 

I was hoping you might have some possibilities even if not all animals go to the same sanctuary.

 

We will cover all costs to get them to the nearest international airport, and have no problem arranging the necessary permits and vet procedures. I am attaching a picture of the two lions and am trying to go on the weekend to get pictures of the tigers and check the health.

 

There is no real rush as the animals are there and secure enough, but it does start raining in October and November which makes it more difficult as it is at the bottom of a deep valley with gravel and dirt path. We will need to move each animal up this path separately in the back of a pickup truck.

 

Thank you for your consideration and please let me know if I can provide any other information that would help.

 

Sincerely,

Jason Mier

Executive Director

+961 1 751 678

www.animalslebanon.org

 

Note:  We referred him to our friends in Spain and Africa from AAP but they are full as well.  Right now there are 3 cougars and 5 lynx looking for a home and more calls every day as the bad guys try to unload their breeders before new laws ban them from breeding for pay to play schemes.

 

Howard Tries Film Making

 

 

Vern, Chuck and Scott using a lift to place the roof on our safety entrance and lock out areas of the Vacation Rotation cage.  Nice job Howie.  Note: Turn your camera on its side to get the right screen fill.

 

We are delighted to announce that the world premiere of Lion Ark – the film about how Bolivia’s circus industry was closed down, all the animals saved and 29 lions were airlifted to sanctuaries in the United States – is in London on 1st October.

Lion Ark has been officially selected to screen at Raindance, Europe’s largest independent film festival.  Tickets go on sale today and numbers will be limited.

 

Lion Ark – World Premiere

Tuesday, 1 October 4pm

With special introduction by actor Brian Blessed

Vue Piccadilly (Apollo), 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR

 

Buy tickets now on 08712 240242

 

Lion Ark has been made in more of an action adventure style to appeal to a wide audience. But in this documentary, the animals win. It will leave you smiling.  It is also a huge opportunity to raise awareness about the suffering of animals in circuses, but the audience will be kept interested in the story, while they learn the reasons not to visit the animal circus.  We need your help for this important launch to get Lion Ark out to the public.

 

What reviewers have been saying about Lion Ark:

“one of your must-see films of 2013..”

The Independent Critic

 

“Lion Ark is the feel-good movie of the year!”

Reel Talk

 

“A consciousness-raising milestone of a documentary”

The Ecologist

 

“will restore some faith in humanity.”

Shockya.com

 

“Lion Ark will grab your attention and your heart”

CMR Movie Reviews & News

“… heartwarming, beautiful and inspirational.   It reminds you of the majestic power of documentary filmmaking and its ability to stir true emotion.”

Shock Cinema Magazine

 

“A deeply important film about bravely taking a stand against animal cruelty.”

FatFreefilm

 

“uplifting”

Eye for Film

 

“ AMAZING! Viewers will be crying tears of joy throughout….”

International Animal Welfare Examiner

 

This is your chance to be there as the Lion Ark takes off for the first time.  Book your tickets right now.

Watch the Lion Ark trailer here

Read the reviews here

Follow Lion Ark on Facebook here

 

See you on October 1st!

Jan Creamer

Chief Executive

Nikki McQueen To Discuss The Passing Of A Pet, The Grief, Impact on The Family, More In Advance of Forum Tied to National Pet Memorial Day

My guest Sept. 4 on “Talking Animals”–airing 9am to 10am ET on Tampa NPR affiliate WMNF (88.5 FM)–will be Nikki McQueen, vice-president of Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes And Cremation Tribute Center, based in St. Petersburg, FL.

Her work for Anderson-McQueen encompasses serving as a pet funeral director. In that capacity, McQueen will be a featured speaker on a forumSept. 7 at Stetson College of Law Center in Gulfport, FL.

The forum is pegged to National Pet Memorial Day, Sept. 8, and second in a series on end-of-life issues from the Emerson Forum.

In her presentation, McQueen will describe the common grief shared by pet owners and families in dealing with the death of loved ones–both human and animal.

Another speaker will be veterinarian Dr. Dani McVety, the founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospital–and a guest on “Talking Animals” in January of 2012–who will deliver a talk entitled “What We Can Learn About Life From The Death Of A Pet.”

Nikki McQueen speaks with us live, in studio, on Sept. 4

Please tune in 88.5 FM in Tampa, or online here 9am ET…6am PT

And to join the conversation, you can call:813.239.9663–or e-mail DJ@wmnf.org
     

Thank you!

Kind Regards,
Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Silly Tiger Auroara takes a quick dip in the lake

Auroara the Tiniest Tiger at Big Cat Rescue

 

 

Auroara was one of the first tigers at Big Cat Rescue, she was one of the favorites with everybody who volunteered and visited the sanctuary. She lived in a one acre enclosure with access to the lake at the back, loved to swim and was really good at making you smile whenever you walked by, she will be dearly missed.

Watch along as Big Cat Rescue’s silly Tiger Auroara takes a quick dip in the lake. Tigers love water and Aurora proves that cats are actually awake and active when they are in a stimulating environment.

Big Cat Rescue is a non profit, permanent retirement home to more than 100 tigers, lions, leopards, bobcats and more species of exotic cat. We rely entirely on donations to provide them with the lives you see in these videos. Please help support the big cats at: http://bigcatrescue.org/donate or by mailing a check to Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130 Info@bigcatrescue.org

Thank you!

 

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 29 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 29 2013

Big Cat Rescuers Meet w/ Rep Janet Cruz Rifkin

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Howard Baskin talked with her about decoupling grey hound racing and the plight of captive big cats.

 

Rep Janet Cruz Rifkin

Representative Janet Cruz Rifken posted a nice comment about Big Cat Rescue to her Facebook page.

 

 

In this hour long walk about you will see Flavio Tiger in the Vacation Rotation cage and being loaded into a wagon for diagnostics.  You will see Bella Tiger making the long walk to the Vacation Rotation cage and enjoying it.  You will see the new Kitten Cabana construction, Tommie Girl Bobcat, Tobi Cougar, Gilligan Canada Lynx, Lovey, Thurston, Mary Ann, Moses, Bailey, Anazasie, Windstar,Max and Levi the bobcats.  Also rare glimpses at Genie Sandcat, Nico Geoffroy Cat, Pharaoh and Tonga the white servals, Mr E the Leopard cat, Jade and Armani the leopards, Joseph and Sasha the lions and Cameron and Zabu the white tiger.  Lots of cats, lots of rain, lots of interesting behavior.

Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 29 2013