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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 9 2013 Big Cat Rescue Wins

Legal victory against tiger cub exploiter!   Many of you have followed our two year long legal battle against Joe Schreibvogel and GW Exotic Memorial Animal Park. Schreibvogel constantly breeds tiger cubs to use to make money by charging people to pet or take photos with them, both at his park and on a "road show" that exhibits at malls and fairs. As part of our increasing focus on advocacy work, we have contacted these venues to educate them about why we believe this was mistreatment of the animals and why it was also bad business Read More

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The June AdvoCat   When to Euthanize a Tiger   At Big Cat Rescue we have a general  decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy.  The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest."  They just will Read More

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March for Lions

Tampa March for Lions is a Roaring Success   The Tampa March for Lions may have just seemed like one heck of a party, but thanks to everyone who came and fundraised for the event, we were able to net $10,000 and we wanted to spend it on ways to help lions outside our gates. The movers and shakers behind the Global March for Lions were Chris and Bev Mercer of CannedLion.org. Any time we need the truth on what is happening in Africa regarding lions, we always turn to Chris and Bev. They have been the leading force against lion hunting and Read More

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Joe Schreibvogel / Beth Corley at Marquette Mall Exploiting Tiger Cubs

Traveling show thrills some, troubles others   Hanna Lucas (right) and her sister, Breanna, Michigan City, spent 8 minutes playing with 10-week-old Indochinese tiger cubs Destiny and Karma on Thursday night at Marquette Mall. Here, they feed Karma, a female cub. Photo by Alicia Ebaugh   By Alicia Ebaugh Staff Writer   Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:10 PM CST MICHIGAN CITY — A traveling wild animal show featured this weekend at Marquette Mall says it’s bringing a powerful educational message Read More

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Failed Big Cat Facilities

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BIG CAT FACILITY GOES UNDER?   Hardly a week goes by now that there isn't a case in the news of a big cat facility that was once considered a haven for the animals rescued has found itself over run with animals that there are no funds to provide for. People love a good rescue story and they want to be involved.  They will volunteer or donate to facilities that are in the public eye doing the heart pounding rescues because it makes them feel good about themselves.  They are instantly gratified with the rescue of Read More
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