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Cubs

Be a Big Cat Friendly Tourist! Did you know that big cats and cubs are exploited and even abused at tourist attractions here in the U.S. and in dozens of countries around the world? What can you do to make sure you don’t unwittingly participate in tourist activities that exploit big cats and other wild animals? Easy ways YOU and your family can be responsible tourists: • Never pay to touch or have your photo taken with a tiger or lion cub • Don’t attend circuses, fairs, or attractions that feature wild animal shows • Don’t Read More

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Big Top, Big Cruelty

  Good Morning, fellow Big Cat supporters! I'd like to share with you an article I've written as the new Legislation Intern for Big Cat Rescue! My particular internship is a new one here and was created to further the incredibly important big cat welfare legislation we are constantly working on! Please keep your eye out for the articles and blogs I will share to keep you in the know about one of the most important that Big Cat does and how you can help us end the trade and save the cats!!! Big Top, Big Cruelty by Jessica James   Who Read More

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Today in Big Cat Laws

This will be a new section of our website where J.J. our Legislative Intern will keep you up to date on everything happening in the world of legislation as it purr-tains to Big Cat Rescue.

 

Ike Texas

This lion was in a church in the aftermath of a hurricane at great risk to public safety.

 

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Big Cat Bans Enacted

2015 Big Cat Bans Enacted 2/4/15  Hollywood Animals announces they are getting out of the big cat rental business because CGI has replaced their industry. 2/5/15 Asheville, North Carolina for banning circuses with wild animals! Read an article about it: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/02/04/asheville-animal-cruelty-circus-ban-us-cellular-center-elephant/22889259/ 2/5/15 Graystone Ranch in GA surrenders their USDA license and gives their wild cats and other animals to sanctuaries citing that they are tired of the business.   2014 Read More

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AZA vs ZAA

What's the Difference Between the AZA & ZAA?   More than can be included in this article, but here are two of the differences that are most important to saving big cats.   Origins of AZA vs ZAA   The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) was founded in 1924.  The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) claims to have been founded in 2005, but appears to have just been an idea that never really took off until the Lowry Park Zoo, under leadership of Lex Salisbury, lost its AZA accreditation in 2008.  Online sources Read More