Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act
H.R. 669: Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act. To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, environment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes.
This will NOT affect hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. so don't drink the KoolAid the animal dealers are trying to sell you. The bill is to allow the US Fish & Wildlife Svc come up with a list of truly dangerous invasive animals that Read More
COUGAR + CHEETAH = Big Cat Success!
The June 17, 2009 hearing of the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission set a record for the number of animal lovers to attend and speak up at their meetings. Carole Baskin as been attending these meetings since 1994 and rarely do more than two or three animal advocates show up but at this meeting we counted more than 40 people who spoke in favor of tougher laws to regulate the trade in exotic animals. We hope this is the beginning of a trend and if so it will shape the future. Read More
LION TIGER vs Giraffe?
We recently did a free tour for a group of veterans from our local V.A. hospital. Since a number of our own members are former military it is always a meaningful experience. We decided to make a different form of enrichment to give to Cameron and Zabu our male lion and white tiger that live in the same enclosure!
The cardboard giraffe/gazelle was filled with small chunks of red meat to entice the big cats into action! Cameron was first on scene and didn't seem interested so Zabu had the enrichment Read More
Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box
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A tiger has been kept in a shed, in a small concrete floored cage for more than 3 years. She interrupts her constant pacing, only to stand up and look out the small window at the world who has forgotten about her. Outside there is a tiny chain link box barely more than two feet wide and maybe eight feet long. Inside, on a gravel floor, paces a bobcat. No where to go and nothing to do, the pitiful bobcat paces back and forth, back and Read More
Florida Panther Week 2009
For some awesome photos and field stories, go to WWW.FLORIDAPANTHER.ORG and sign up to receive their Panther Tales Newsletters.
Though the panther historically was found throughout the southeastern United States, today it is restricted to less than 5% of its historic range in 1 breeding population of fewer than 100 animals, located in South Florida. The Florida panther, Florida's state animal, is one of the most endangered mammals on earth. Vehicle strikes and problems associated with being a single, small, Read More
Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight
Watch Michael Sandlin's employees attack Advocates who came to speak up for Tony the Tiger. FreeTony.com for more info. You can safely speak up and ask that Tony be sent to Big Cat Rescue at CatLaws.com 2009
Help free Tony the tiger from the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana. Visit FreeTony.com to find free ways to help him retire to Big Cat Rescue. 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813 920-4130 BigCatRescue.org Addn'l photo credits: Julie Hanan and Jamie Read More