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
Pet a Tiger Cub?
Wondering if it is ever OK to pet a lion cub or a tiger cub? Get the most updated info on cub handling here. http://bigcatrescue.org/cubs
The World Wildlife Fund just launched a campaign to restrict and regulate the trade in tigers called "Tigers Among U.S." It updates the information gathered for their "Paper Tigers" report from 2008 with data collected by Big Cat Rescue and other International Tiger Coalition partners. It is clear that the virtually unregulated trade in captive bred tigers in the Read More
Cub Handling Exposed by HSUS
Get the whole story here: http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2015/01/roadside-zoos-investigation.html
America Has a Tiger Problem
It is so encouraging to see huge organizations take up the banner to protect big cats AND their cubs. Check out this excellent article by Smithsonian:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/america-has-tiger-problem-and-no-ones-sure-how-solve-it-180953974/?no-ist Read More
Big Cat Rescue gives a huge SHOUT OUT to Porsche!
This month Porsche is unveiling their new SUV called the Macan – which means Tiger in Indonesian. When Big Cat Rescue recently learned that Porsche dealerships around the country planned to rent tiger cubs as part of the “entertainment” at their Macan launch parties, we knew we had to try and educate Porsche about why this is cub abuse.
We contacted Porsche North America's headquarters in Atlanta and explained that Big Cat Rescue as well as other GFAS-accredited sanctuaries Read More
Vacation Rotation Enclosure Grand Opening
We are so pleased to announce that the Vacation Rotation Enclosure has been completed and Big Cat Rescues celebrated the grand opening of the new space with dozens of volunteers, donors, and the media. Everyone gathered early in the morning on July 30th to watch as Bengali the tiger was the first to explore the 2.5 acre enclosure.
After 11 longs months of hard work and $200,000 in cost the super sized enclosure inspired awe in the 18 year old tiger. Bengali made his way through a long tunnel Read More