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Tiger Slaughter Hell Tiger Preservation Center Bonnie Ringo

Tiger Slaughter Hell Tiger

Tiger Preservation Center

Bonnie Ringo

A good friend just gave me a printed solicitation for money, asking to end the Tiger Slaughter Hell.

While I agree with the need to end the private possession of big cats, I am dubious of the person sending out this plea for funds given her history:

 

In  2014 almost every picture of Bonnie and her husband Robert show them hugging adult big cats; sending the worst possible message.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiger-Preservation-Center/198080996922225
http://www.tigerpreservationcenter.net/about-the-park/bob-bonnie/
In 2013 after a circus performer was killed by a tiger, Bonnie Ringo posted this ignorant comment about being able to “coexist” under the story:
IF YOU HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS SPECIES YOU CAN SAFELY CO EXIST WITH THEM THE CIRCUS LIFE IS NOT LIFE FOR THIS SENSITIVE OF SPECIES.
http://www.sandiegored.com/noticias/33854/Man-dies-after-Tiger-attack-at-Circus/
In Feb of 2008 Bonnie Ringo was breeding tiger cubs and sued Ray Grennell for not providing cubs to her. http://bigcatnews.blogspot.com/2008/02/tiger-case-can-continue.html
In 2005 Bonnie Ringo and several other exotic pet owners from the Feline Conservation Federation and wild cat dealers opposed HB 3046, a bill to regulate the trade in big cats.
http://www.sos.state.or.us/archives/pages/records/legislative/legislativeminutes/2005/house/agriculture/hanr0504.html

In 2005 she applied for USFWS permits to transport tigers out to Canada and in from Buenos Aires for breeding.  http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/2005/05-2681.html

In 2004 she was inbreeding her tigers to produce the washed out color referred to as Tabby or Strawberry in the industry.
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040304/A_NEWS/303049976
In 2002 Busch purchased five white tigers from Bonnie Ringo of Cave Junction, Oregon in the United States. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2002-03-20/html/02-6731.htm

In 1999 she changed her facility name from Wildwood Exotic Animal Shelter in Eagle Point, OR to Wildwood Endangered Animal Sanctuary 27893 Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, OR.  At the time she had three lions, 15 tigers and a lynx including a Tabby Tiger she had just bred.  Article said she had been in business since 1995.
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/19990810/News/308109994

 

Maybe Bonnie Ringo has seen the error of her ways, but I wouldn’t send her any money until that can be proven.

 

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this information. I have held off on sending donations because I have seen those pictures also and do not approve of that kind of contact at all (or any picture taking up close and personal!). I don't know the motive. Maybe it is to raise funds to care for the animals and I can sympathize with that much. On the other hand, it may be form of "benign" exploitation. Hard to know long distance, and that is a problem for those of us trying to help. But I like your philosophy and methods much better. I'm sure it is in the best interests of the cats.