Cat People Get, Well, Catty
Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 07:16:05 AM
Following the publication of Cat People, Alan Rigerman’s star has risen tenfold. And by that, we mean, he made it on a Spanish-language morning show, Despierta
Because he cannot speak Spanish, Rigerman was translated in real time. He ogled the dancing girls and complimented the host on his portliness.
But this marginal rise in his notoriety has also attracted some negative attention: A woman by the name of Carol Baskin purchased the names and addresses of big cat owners from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and has taken it upon herself to begin writing the neighbors of captive wildlife owners. She sent a draft of her letter to New Times.
“Keeping wild animals in private collections is cruel to the animals and dangerous to you,” she wrote. Baskin, who runs a facility in
In March 2006 a group of her former volunteers went to Bay News 9 in
In the meantime, Rigerman has been sharpening his talons.
His cougars were recently inspected by Federal and State wildlife authorities. “They were very nice,” he said. “They couldn’t believe how well I kept them.”
He spent all day Tuesday on the phone with the FBI in
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