Abuse Issues

These are some of the most egregious issues that harm big cats:

BigCatRescueWantsYOUPetting Lion and Tiger Cubs

Lion Meat

Big Cat Exhibitions

Exotic Cats as Pets

Big Cats in Zoos

White Tigers are ALL Inbred on Purpose by Exploiters

Circus is NO Fun for Big Cats

Why it’s cruel to buy or breed hybrid cats

Fur Coats Cost the Animal Everything

Trophy Hunting:  Find out why hunting big cats causes environmental damage

Canned Hunting: Did you know that petting a cub could mean making it easier for the cat to be shot in a cage?

Why Regulating Conditions Under Which Big Cats are Kept Cannot Work


“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ― Albert Einstein

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  • Suzie Buck

    so you think a tiger makes a good pet huh? Here is your education…

    • Milli Denney

      Who said that Suzie?

  • Karen Oakley

    Beautiful animals – born free…

  • Hallyann Gifford

    Thank God for people like Diane Sullivan and Grace Ge Gabriel and many others who are working to help all of these beautiful wild animals whose habitats and lives we are destroying…human beings are so often totally insane, especially in America, and we need more good people like these to work against this swell of ignorance.

    • Tracy Alexandra

      I agree with you, their natural habitat isn't exactly safe and they're also NOT safe from poachers that are killing them for sport and to sell their fur. A lot of people criticize these sanctuaries, however I see them as saviors for even more horrendous fates they would face at the hands of these heartless poachers, out in the wild. True they're born in the wild, but their numbers are diminishing, b/c the African government really doesn't protect most of these animals. So I agree with you.

  • Ryan Michael Claydon

    More tigers are found in captivity in the USA than in the wild around the world? That's ridiculous…why is it that countries such as America have no sense of animal welfare? Why has it taken so long for these organisations to be set up to fight this animal cruelty and acknowledge the inhumane laws set by these governments. Literally makes me feel sick looking at the way the tiger cubs are tortured by exploitations such as those in the US malls. How can people who are paying for photos and viewings with the tigers not see how undoubtedly cruel it is? Confining a tiger to a space the size of a car park space, if not smaller? You don't have to be a genius to realise that's not even remotely the amount of space that should be provided…and what example is it setting to the kids who are petting them? People really need to get some empathy and educate themselves…wake up to the reality of this evil trade.

  • Heidi St

    you're right! don't hassle the tigers

  • Leana Harris

    I really enjoy watching your YouTube videos and firmly support the message you are trying to send to those wanting to own exotic cats. If I lived closer I would love to visit the sanctuary one day! Keep posting videos…,we love watching them out in Portland!

  • Jenny Threet

    Steffanie, I think if anyone is naive, it's you. All your diatribe tells me is that you are more concerned in having what you want when you want it than in protecting animals.

  • Muzette Oconnell

    I think your all amazing. Im try to pass along a an abuse situation in Indonesia zoo. There is a horribly malnourished tiger!!! Not sure if you have been notified. Something has to be done. All the animals are dying.

  • Marie Rozalia Stojanovski

    'Few short years'? Last time I checked, a year is always still a year long. You also mute that own point because it was something they /used to do/, and no longer do.

    You seem to forget that these big cats are wild animals and only called cats because of their genetics in their relation to house cats. Just because it shares DNA, does not make it the same animal. Did you know that bananas have quite a bit of DNA in common with humans? Last time I checked, that did not make a banana human and a human a banana.

    The one naive here is you. You talk about making any sort of money from the sale of wild cats as though it's alright. These animals, as any other wild animal, endangered or not, are not for profit. All animals were put on this earth not for the profit of humans but for the enrichment of our own species. It is people like you that are the problem. Perhaps you think you found someone 'responsible' in their breeding, but it is people like you that create the veil that allow irresponsible people to breed any wild cats together and call it responsible. Making it okay to profit and sell large cats that need to be conditioned to live in the wild, not eat out of a food dish.

    Unless the breeder is a sanctuary and is part of a recognized breeding program and ethical association, they and you are just as bad as everyone else selling wild cats for profit, regardless of how much money is being made. You are not protecting the species, you are not making people aware of their endangerment, you are perpetuating the notion that these wild cats are house pets that are safe for homes, which they are not.

    You are the problem and I am absolutely sure if the operation where you are purchasing your care from were put under the microscope, you WOULD be accused of so much more than Big Cat Rescue

  • Brittany Jean Travis

    Do you have a list of credible big cat rescues or preserves? I believe it would be very helpful for people to know which rescues, preserves, and sanctuaries are actually in it for the animals. I know I would love to visit one that is closer to my home in California, but it is hard to weed out the organizations that are only in it for the money.

  • Carole Baskin

    Any reputable sanctuary will be accredited by the SanctuaryFederation.org and on their list at their website.

  • Anne Porter

    Are you aware of the tiger that was used in the Thousand Oaks (California) 50th Anniversary Parade this last Saturday? It was placed in a small cage and paraded 2 miles in the sun to commemorate Jungle Land, a side show that closed it's doors at least 50 years ago. This animal was terrified. It was so wrong. Endangered animals that are not domesticated should not be used as a side show. I shoted "That's cruel" and I know the guy walking next to the trailor carring the cat heard me. We should know better than this by now. It reminded me of the emaciated and abandoned pet tiger that was shot a few years ago by Thousand Oaks police.

  • AR Coalition

    I cannot believe you believe the verbal vomit that comes out of your own mouth. Bengals and Savannahs do not belong in the home, no matter how much you or any other moron thinks they should be there. BCR no longer breeds. They realized the error of their ways in the past. When will you realize the error in your illogical spew?

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