Why can't we save the tiger?
Featured July 3, 2008 on CNN's iReport thanks to Big Cat Rescuer, Brian Czarnik
*THE TIGER (Report) *Dedicated to those guards who put their life on the line for low pay to protect the tiger and its habitat.
Total CAPTIVE tiger numbers= 10,000 +/- in various situations in the US. (most are Amur/Bengal mixed)
+ 4,000+/- in tiger farms in China.
Tiger numbers in the WILD:
(based on the most recent and factual data I could find)
BENGAL TIGER= 1,300-1,500 (S.Asia: India) Low numbers due to Read More
Big Cats on the Menu
This page was devoted primarily to pending changes in Florida's captive wild animal rules, but even if you are not from Florida, this could make a big difference where you live because Florida currently produces more big cats than any other state. These cats are hauled all over the country, and sometimes even to foreign countries where people are not as concerned with protecting animals.
When the cats cats can no longer be used to support their owners they are often dumped along the way; sometimes into the hands of unwitting Read More
Snow Leopard Cat-a-tats at Big Cat Rescue
2008: Our snow leopard cat-a-tat was built in 1997 and featured a freezer box that is air conditioned 24/7 where the snow leopards could choose to go when it got too hot. They could also lay in the doorway (as cats are known to do) and watch the world outside while having the cold air blowing on them. Vern cleverly disguised these dens to look like a rock edifice and because of the cold air blowing on the back side of the rocks, the cats would often lay on the ledges Read More
The Black Market Trade 2008
My name is Patrick Brown. I'm a photographer. I've been working on a subject for the last five years about the illegal trade of animals in Asia.
The black market wild life trade is third behind the illicit drug, illicit arms trade. They don't really know how big the trade is. All they know, it is huge.
The biggest ingredients in the cocktail is China. The Chinese people now have money to burn. They have gone from a generation of horse and cart to driving around in a Mercedes.
Things are placed on order Read More
CFO of the Year 2008
2/22/08 The Tampa Bay Business Journal did a follow up feature on their awards banquet February 21st where Big Cat Rescue's CFO, Howard Baskin had been honored as a finalist in their CFO of the Year Award.
Pre Award Coverage
Post Award Coverage
Watch all of our exotic cats videos in the faster loading YouTube Big Cat Rescue site. Read More
Haley's Act Video by Guest 2008
I didn't know she was actually listening to my rants but apparently my mother listened close enough to make a video about why she supports the Haley's act on youtube (if you knew my mother you would know what an achievement this is!)We all know the importance of getting this law passed the only video on Haley's act currently available on youtube comes from animal abusers who oppose it!
Please watch rate and comment.
This is such an important issue it is important that Read More
A flagship species is one chosen to represent an environmental cause. And often we see lions and tigers used in promotion and advertising. And these are the two species used the most to produce cubs for the industry as well, and there are ethics matters that come into play with that. There are an estimated 41 species of felines out there and by protecting enough habitat for lions and tigers we then save habitat for all the lesser known cats as well.
Big Cat Rescue is committed in not only giving Read More