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Big Cat Bans Enacted

  2014 Big Cat Bans Enacted   WVA:  Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote.  There remain only five states with little to no restrictions on the private possession of dangerous wild animals—Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. CA:  Los Angeles bans bullhooks, which may only apply to elephants, but the circus can't Read More

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2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs 1.  Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.  2.  Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.   The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed.  More than 115,000 of you asked USDA to ban cub petting via email.  More than 15,000 of you took the time to also post your comments on the Federal Register, including the American Veterinary Medical Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 31 2014 On Jan 29 2014 Kate MacFall, the FL state director for HSUS and Carey Theil, Executive Director of GREY2K USA Worldwide presented at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on how to get involved in the legislative process to help animals. Join the Florida HSUS Facebook crowd: Join the main HSUS Facebook crowd: Join the Grey2K Facebook crowd: Carey and Kate came out the next day to visit the cats Read More

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Cat Chat 31   Justine Mikolaitis talks with Carole Baskin about about what “Animal Law” means to her.  We will discuss the very first case that she filed, currently pending in Miami-Dade Circuit Court which is a “gross negligence” case, seeking non-economic damages as a result of the loss of a companion canine (i.e., dog). We will discuss “why “gross negligence,” as opposed to “veterinary negligence”, what non economic damages are and the topic of property law and dogs.   We will also Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 22 2013

The List Includes BCR as #3     A Canadian Favorite   Big Cat Rescue was featured in an Article about the top 14 Canadian Travel Destinations published on Flight Network's (Canada's #2 travel site) blog. SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE ADOPTION EVENT Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:00am – 3:00pm Mastro Subaru, 6402 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634 813.774.4311 Join Read More
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