Removing Our Classic “Click a Bone to Feed Big Cats” Page – Why We’re Making the Change
Hello Big Cat Rescuers,
For those of you who have been with us since our early years, you’re probably familiar with our iconic “Click a Bone to Feed Big Cats” page. Launched in the late 1990s, this page became a staple of our website, drawing clicks from around the world to support our cause.
The Good Old Days of Clicks
In the Internet’s early years, search engine algorithms mainly focused on the number of clicks a site received. Clicks essentially equaled popularity. Each click you gave us contributed to raising awareness about the plight of big cats and helped us climb the ranks in search engine results, thereby reaching more people. And what a journey it has been!
Times Have Changed, and So Have Search Engines
Today’s search engine algorithms are much more sophisticated. They now judge a website’s value based on various factors like content relevance, time spent on the site, and interaction, among other things. Quick clicks that lead to immediate exits are now viewed as negative indicators, making the website seem less valuable in the eyes of the algorithm.
The Future of Big Cat Rescue
Your clicks over the years have done more than just boost our web presence. They’ve helped us achieve monumental milestones, including passing federal legislation to end private ownership and abuse of big cats. Your support has allowed us to go from a sanctuary focused on rescue and rehabilitation to an organization that is now pivoting into conservation of exotic cats in the wild.
As we shift our efforts to more sustainable and impactful conservation projects, we want our website to reflect this new direction. Removing the “Click a Bone” page will help us stay aligned with today’s Internet standards, but more importantly, it will allow us to focus on our future—saving wild cats in their natural habitats.
Our Sincere Thanks and Looking Ahead
We cannot thank you enough for making our site—and by extension, our mission—so popular and impactful over the years. While the “Click a Bone” page holds sentimental value for many of us, its removal is a necessary step toward our evolving goals. We hope you will continue to walk with us on this incredible journey toward a world where all wild cats live free.
Please stay tuned for upcoming projects, including exciting advancements in our 360-degree, Internet streaming, LIVE webcams in the wild. Together, let’s make a difference in the most meaningful way possible.