2017 Annual Report
Big Cat Wins
The USDA has ordered Dade City’s Wild Things to end its tiger cub swimming encounters and pay a $21,000 fine for exposing the animals to “rough or excessive public handling.” Their license was also suspended for 60 days. The order, issued Feb. 15 and effective March 22, found the zoo’s swim program broke the law when it allowed tigers to be harmed during handling and exposed people to dangerous conditions.
4 Hour Energy Drink vows to remove tiger cub ad and never use cubs again in any of their promotions after Big Cat Rescue alerted supporters to contact the company. UPDATE!! 5-Hour Energy heard all of your voices and has agreed to change their television commercial to remove the tiger cub and never use big cats or cubs again in their advertising! THANK YOU everyone who politely spoke out for Hercules!