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Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014.  There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful. For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state  for  less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.   See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More

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State Laws Exotic Cats

  State Laws for Keeping Exotic Cats   Find out what your state laws are regarding the keeping of exotic cats from bobcats to tigers. Select the state of your choice below for a synopsis of the law or click HERE to get the full 231 page Adobe PDF version for all states. The WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society lists all existing laws and pending laws HERE If clicking on the state doesn't take you to the state, try scrolling down the page to the information. The Library of Congress offers this guide to global laws regarding Read More

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Children Killed and Mauled by Big Cats

Children Killed and Mauled by Big Cats or 47 Reasons To Ban Big Cats as Pets Exotic pet owners say that if they want to be mauled and killed by their pets it is no one’s business but their own.  These children who have lost life and limb or have been physically and emotionally scarred could not make that decision for themselves and yet every year since 1990 have suffered the consequences. Children Killed:  4  Children Mauled: 43 of those:  Children Killed by Parent’s cat: 0  Children Killed by Step Parent’s cat: 1 Children Read More

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Tips for Contacting Lawmakers

TIPS FOR CALLING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO URGE THEM TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 1998 S.1381 “THE BIG CATS AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION ACT” By Howard Baskin, Advisory Board Chairman, Big Cat Rescue - Howard.Baskin@BigCatRescue.org   Once a bill has been introduced by one or more Legislators, the next step is to ask other Legislators to “cosponsor” the bill. By becoming a co-sponsor, they are expressing their support in advance and indicating they will vote for it, although technically they are not obligated to do so. The more momentum Read More

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Failed Big Cat Facilities

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BIG CAT FACILITY GOES UNDER?   Hardly a week goes by now that there isn't a case in the news of a big cat facility that was once considered a haven for the animals rescued has found itself over run with animals that there are no funds to provide for. People love a good rescue story and they want to be involved.  They will volunteer or donate to facilities that are in the public eye doing the heart pounding rescues because it makes them feel good about themselves.  They are instantly gratified with the rescue of Read More