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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 23 2013

  Are the Big Cats Running Faster?   We hope that will be your experience as you surf our website.  Our website currently gets 1.2 million unique visitors per year and we are working to get back to the 1.75 visitors we were getting before switching over to WordPress and having all of our page URLs changed.  Because of the traffic and the zombie DDOS attacks we had moved our site to Rackspace and were also paying CloudFlare, which was costing us in excess of 900.00 a month. On Wednesday (8/21/13) we moved to Flywheel because it Read More

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Zoo animals, abused lion help fuel support for animal welfare in Lebanon

Animal rights groups fight for stricter legislation, change in public opinionBy Natacha KhalifeSpecial to The Daily StarMonday, November 30, 2009BEIRUT: A woman enters the veterinary clinic of Animals Lebanon (AL), holding a cage in which a red-haired, blue-eyed kitten is loudly meowing. The red-faced woman is screaming; she seems angry. She comes to the front desk of the clinic, opens the cage and throws the kitten at an AL volunteer before leaving and slamming the door."We demanded she bring back this kitten that she adopted here," said Safa Hojeij, Read More

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N.Y. sub shop displays 2 caged tigers

Getzville sub shop will display two caged Siberian tigersUpdated: 06/09/09 11:01 PMSiberian tigers—in Getzville? Two tigers, in cages, on exhibit, sponsored by a not-for-profit wild animal sanctuary in Chautauqua County. Volunteers from JNK’s Call of the Wild Sanctuary said they will display two of their tigers Friday through Sunday outside the John&Mary’s submarine shop, 2363 Millersport Highway, Getzville. The big cats—named Sebastian and Shantal—will be displayed each day from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Volunteers will answer questions about Read More

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‘Positive reinforcement’ doesn’t come from whips

Published April 26 2009Wild-animal circuses do not and cannot provide humane conditions for animals. Circuses say they have every incentive to treat animals well.By: Christine Coughlin, Duluth News TribuneThis week, the wild-animal circus makes its annual appearance in Duluth. Along with the glitter and laughs is the growing controversy over the practice of using wild animals for entertainment. Animal circuses are often met with protesters, letters to the editor and requests for a humane alternative.So what's the fuss?Wild-animal circuses do not Read More

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Nigeria: Gov’t didn’t use funds to care for lions

Nigeria: Lion's Share Scandal - NCMM, Nasarawa Govt Didn't Spend N18 MillionMohammed S. Shehu and Tahir Ajobe6 April 2009Abuja — Nasarawa State government and the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) did not spend N18 million annually for the feeding of two lions under the care of the NCMM, the two authorities have said.A newspaper (not Daily Trust) had reported that Nasarawa State government had arranged with the NCMM to spend N18 million on the two animals it inherited from the previous administration.The report said the animals Read More