Tampa March for Lions is a Roaring Success
The Tampa March for Lions may have just seemed like one heck of a party, but thanks to everyone who came and fundraised for the event, we were able to net $10,000 and we wanted to spend it on ways to help lions outside our gates. The movers and shakers behind the Global March for Lions were Chris and Bev Mercer of CannedLion.org. Any time we need the truth on what is happening in Africa regarding lions, we always turn to Chris and Bev. They have been the leading force against lion hunting and Read More
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 Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.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 115,000 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
Lion - Panthera leo
This "King of Beasts" once roamed over most parts of the world including Africa, North America and Eurasia. Today, however, they are restricted to the savanna, open expanses, and grassy plains of Africa, and to a small area of western India. There are about 15,000 lions in the wild today. Just ten years ago that number was closer to 50,000. The shrinking numbers are due to hunting and overpopulation of humans.
One hundred and fifty years ago, there lived a subspecies of lion, Panthera leo persica, which was found Read More
Lion on the Menu
Every few months some bonehead thinks it might get them some publicity to offer up lions on the menu. This month it is Taco Fusion offering Lion tacos. News at 11 on most Tampabay channels. The reporter I just talked to said the taco joint's owner says the lions are raised on a farm in Ft Lauderdale, FL and then sent to CA to be packaged. I told the reporter he will never find such a farm because it doesn't exist. The lions who are butchered are more likely the castoffs from the pay to play trade. I suggested he 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