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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 19 2014

Cry of the Innocent FROM THE SOULS OF THE ANIMALS I WANT TO LIVE I want to live I don’t want to die They watch me suffer in a trap I cry, but they won't help me I don’t know whyI want to live I don’t want to die They take me from my home And lock me in a cage I don’t know why I want to live I don’t want to die They tie a rope around my neck Drag my trembling body from the cage I don’t know why I want to live I don’t want to die They throw me to the ground And beat me like they hate me I don’t know Read More

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Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable

I was up most of the night after seeing the image at the bottom of this page, so stop at the big Red Warning label below if you don't want to see something you can never un-see.  I leave a lot of room after the warning so you won't accidentally see that awful image, so please read this through and just stop at the huge red letters. Bobcat rehab is the most rewarding, most challenging and most gut wrenching part of our work at Big Cat Rescue. The moment a call comes in about a bobcat in distress the tension starts to mount.  Is it really Read More

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Tiger Lilly

TIGER LILLY Female Bobcat DOB 4/30/95 Rescued 6/6/95   Tiger Lilly came to Big Cat Rescue on 6/6/95 along with Selena, Levi, Crazy Horse and the rest.   She too was to be slaughtered and her fur used for Trade show competitions.   It is possible that she and Divinity were litter mates - with their silvery fur they look almost identical. Where they differ is in their personalities. Divinity is fearless, whereas Tiger Lilly is elusive and shy. Through operant conditioning, slowly Tiger Lilly is becoming Read More

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Levi

LEVI Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/95 Rescued 6/6/95   Levi came to live at Big Cat Rescue in 1995 along with 10 other Bobcats who were destined to be the next year’s fur coat harvest. Our Co-Founder had stumbled upon a facility in Omaha Nebraska that was raising Bobcats and Canadian Lynx for the purpose of harvesting the cats for their fur.   In order to spare these cats, all of them were purchased from the breeder and brought to live at the sanctuary.   Levi was neutered and now lives with Tiger Lilly.   Levi Read More

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Son of Utah Fur Farming Family Tells His Story

“But the unspeakable misery of their animals cannot be denied.”   The Beckstead family is one of the biggest fur farming families in Utah and Idaho. They are said to own two farms, one in each state.   One of the Beckstead clan does not support the bloody work of his family. In 2001, son Scott Beckstead published this damning indictment of his family and the fur farming business. The article was published in The Oregonian (the largest newspaper in Oregon),   The Oregonian December 9, 2001   Misery Read More
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