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 Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.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 64,000 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
This is a global event (15 countries and 50 cities with 191 organizers of lion marches) to raise awareness about:
Cub handling, posing with cubs for photos, petting cubs and why that is always abuse
Walking with lions (walking lions on leashes and letting people walk out into groups of sub adult lions, so the lions get used to people walking up within shooting distance)
Canned hunting (where lions are shot for a fee in cages)
Lion meat issues (all of these are connected)
530 registrants will "march" through Big Cat Rescue Read More
Lisa Horsborough shares her experience from volunteering at a facility in South Africa that claimed to be raising white lions and golden lion cubs for release into Kruger National Park.
Cat Chat 43 talks about the practice of raising white lion cubs, walking with lions and cub handling in South African lodges.
To find out what happens to cubs raised by humans when they are too big to handle: CannedLion.org
Join us in the March for Lions event to raise awareness about the plight of lions: Read More
Jay Leno and Dave Salmoni with Screaming Lion Cubs
S22 E73 | Interview | Post Date: 02/01/14 | 5:06
As CEO of Big Cat Rescue, the world's largest accredited sanctuary that is dedicated entirely to exotic cats, I have more than 30 years experience with wild cats and believe the handling of the cubs in the aforementioned program is in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. It appears to me that these cubs were clearly being harassed and showed Read More
Lots of new Cat News
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Highlights re: exotic cats:
Direct contact with dangerous animals (eg, nonhuman primates, certain carnivores, other species that may serve as reservoirs for rabies, and venomous reptiles (more completely described in the Animal Care and Management section) should be completely prohibited.
Animals Not Recommended in School or Child-Care Settings
• Inherently Read More