The captive wildlife laws and rules in Florida need a complete over haul. Below are the current rules in grey boxes and suggested changes by Big Cat Rescue in bold/red.
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2014 FL Statutes Chapter 379
379.303 Classification of wildlife; seizure of captive wildlife.—
(1) The commission shall promulgate rules defining Class I, Class II, and Class III types of wildlife. The commission shall also establish Read More
We are losing rare wildlife in hit-and-run accidents in reserves meant to protect them
In the last week of February, a tigress was killed — a hit and run case in a village close to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. She had a cub, who was observed next to its mother’s body, unable to stand, apparently perplexed, in a state of shock. The cub is doomed — at best it will be condemned to captivity, at worst, starve to death, unable to survive without its mother.
This is the not an isolated incident. On July 28, 2011, incidentally Read More
Thanksgiving Big Cat Love Story
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Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s
Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 7
Big Cats love pizza too! .... well pizza boxes .... Big Cat Rescue is always trying new enrichment ideas and recently discovered that our Tigers, Lions & Leopards love the smell of used pizza boxes! Watch the big cats have fun destroying the pizza boxes!
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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 22
Each month Big Cat Rescue sends out a Volunteer Newsletter that includes a story about some of Big Cat Rescue's cats. This month was one that I thought everyone here might enjoy.
What most of you probably do know is that PurrFection and PurrSistence the ocelots were litter mates who were born here in 1996. What you may not know is why.
Back then we believed zoos and breeders who said that ocelots are endangered and should be bred for conservation Read More