The captive wildlife laws and rules in Florida need a complete over haul. Below are the current rules in grey boxes and suggested changes by Big Cat Rescue in bold/red.
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2014 FL Statutes Chapter 379
379.303 Classification of wildlife; seizure of captive wildlife.—
(1) The commission shall promulgate rules defining Class I, Class II, and Class III types of wildlife. The commission shall also establish Read More
Robin Greenwood, President of Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary joins Carole Baskin on Cat Chat 34 today. Robin is both the Founder of the sanctuary and the President and talks with us today about how Elmira's was started, their evolution and their future plans.
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Born to be Wild and Free
By Ira Fischer
There is a large and rapidly growing American subculture characterized by individuals raising some of the world’s most dangerous animals as pets. Remarkably, there are more tigers privately held in the U.S. than found in the wild. These “pets”, which are typically kept in small cages in backyards, garages or basements of homes, oftentimes suffer from severe health defects due to their captivity.
Captive big cats are particularly vulnerable to inhumane treatment and these magnificent Read More
This circus still has a tusk force Express FeaturesFirst Published : 22 Dec 2009 07:33:58 AM ISTLast Updated : 22 Dec 2009 10:33:12 AM ISTBANGALORE: Your 'favourite' (or so they claim) Gemini Circus is back in the city.And so are the elephants.Wondering what happened to the recent notification according to which the elephants cannot be kept in zoos? Mind you, the definition of zoos includes circus also in the Wildlife Protection Act.What about Bollywood bimbette Celina Jaitley's sincere attempts to save these elephants in captivity? "After coming Read More
The citations in this bibliography pertain to the health, care and housing of big cats. This information will be of use to research facilities, zoos, circuses and conservation programs to assist them in the care, breeding, husbandry and conservation of these beautiful animals. It may also be of interest to those who would like additional information on the care and preservation of these seven big cats.The Federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulates the care, housing and treatment of warm blooded animals used for research, public exhibition, transportation Read More