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  1. Kaguya Kaga
    August 1, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    Thank you, Big Cat Rescue, hope those assholes guilty of imprisoning those beautiful tigers to a life of hell goes to the real hell themselves.

  2. Beth Anne Franklin
    July 2, 2014 @ 7:04 am

    Could not agree more. We are supposed to be learning & evolving!!!

  3. Peggy Prather Price
    July 1, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    Well, the video makes it look like they are so loved and taken care of…what a crock!

  4. Malcolm Garey
    June 24, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    Must be a side show trick

  5. Chantal Hourdeau
    June 12, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    I admire your great work. Your sanctuary is a paradise for all those cats. You have so much love for them. I often talk about you on my facebook page. Many thanks for all you do and thank all your donors, all those people who help you. I am often very moved when I see your rescue. Big hugs to you all and big kiss on the nose of your feline. lolllll (translation)

    J'admire votre travail exceptionnel. Votre sanctuaire est un vrai paradis pour tous ces félins. Vous avez tellement d'amour pour eux. Je parle souvent de vous sur ma page facebook. Mille mercis pour tout ce que vous faites et je remercie également tous vos donateurs, toutes ces personnes qui vous aident. je suis souvent très émue quand je vois vos sauvetages. Gros bisous pour vous tous et gros bisous sur le nez de vos félins. lolllll (traduction)

  6. Kimberly Cheasman
    June 12, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    Rebekah Rose Frost Why didn't you call anyone? I'm sorry but I feel as a vet you had a greater responsibility to do so. I am an RN and I feel I have a greater responsibility to report medical neglect when I see it. I just wish people would get involved more even if it is a simple 5 minute phone call.

  7. Veronica Barragan
    June 11, 2014 @ 3:03 am

    I'm so disgusted reading the details about how these animals were treated by their previous "rescuers." Those jerks should be ashamed of themselves. To allow these animals to live in such horrible conditions is subhuman, and I'm so glad your organization stepped in. Thank you for all you do for these beautiful creatures. You are true angels on earth, and I'm sure the animals you help would agree.

  8. Sara Volk
    June 7, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    The real culprit is the farm lobby, which jealously guards farmers' rights to treat domestic animals in any way they wish (to protect their "rights") and consequently, they work diligently against any legislation that would limit ownership and treatment of any animal, whether it is a food animal, pets, or wild animals. Think of the NRA and you will have some idea of their clout.

  9. Janai Burnett-Gooch
    June 5, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    In this time when both human and animal rights have been hard fought, we should really be beyond the exploitation of these beautiful, exotic, wild creatures. There is no reason that the government should perpetuate the potential dangers to both animal and human by allowing these animals to be used and abused by those that are greedy or ignorant. As the great Maya Angelou once said "Do the best you can until you know better then do better." Should we be doing better by now?

  10. Carole Baskin
    June 3, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    Zeus has fit right in and is happy as can be. Kimba & Keisha are watching everything from their dens, but the good news is that they have a great view, and yet can feel secure in the big caves. Keisha came out for her dinner with everyone around yesterday. See her here http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-june-3-2014/

  11. Cindy Ogle
    June 3, 2014 @ 4:34 am

    Are there any updates to the three tigers rescued on the 27th? I haven't seen anything about them since that day. Am I missing the posts?

  12. Sandra Smith
    May 31, 2014 @ 2:14 am

    What is wrong with people

  13. Vicki Bangs
    May 30, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    There are a lot of " rescues " who are nothing more that hell holes. There is one near me that poses as a rescue but is in fact a breeder. Like the world needs more big cats living in cages.
    I just hope that all of these rescues were checked out thoroughly or these cats could be going from bad to worse. I see it everyday in dog and cat rescue.

  14. Carole Baskin
    May 30, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    Snow Wood I'm pretty sure she is dead. There was some confusion between reports of a tiger named Sasha and Sacha, which I thought was a typo. The USDA agent said Sasha died a long time ago, but some volunteers who were at JnK in the summer of 2013 said she was alive and one of their favorites because she was so ferocious. In Feb of 2014 there was a Sasha on the list of tigers in need of rescue; so who knows? If they were going to try and hide a cat, the consensus is that it would not have been her.

  15. Linda Rusch
    May 29, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

    How do people do this to animals??? This is so sad and I am so glad you got the 3 out of there. My heart breaks for those poor caged babies. Hope they get healthy at your place!!!

  16. Donna Kirell-Hayes
    May 29, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    We reported this place to another cat rescue in NC in person 3 years ago in person. we knew from first hand experience. So sad that animals have to wait so long because of human laws.

  17. Diona Leight
    May 29, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    I cannot remember the year that me and a friend went to Sinclairville to visit JNK. We live in Jamestown Ny which isnt very far. I fell in love with a Tiger named Rosco. I even got to go in the cage with him..which i thought was very strange. But enjoyed the expierience. I hope he made it ok. Also during that time i witnessed a white tiger named Magik. He had just gotten back from having some teeth pulled and was very groggy. He allowed me to pet him on the nose. I just want to THANK YOU BIG CAT RESCUE for rescuing all these beautiful animals. I know they all will be taken care of and loved! You are all AWESOME!

  18. Linda Badham
    May 29, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    Thank God for the rescue of these beautiful animals. Why oh why are people allowed to keep wild animals I will never know. Its very cruel and very wrong. Sad for the one that died (it should never have happened). As for the poor cat that had died and was given to the tigers to eat, well just shows the mentality of the idiotic person who did this. Prosecute him/her for goodness sake.

  19. Kat Horschel
    May 29, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Carole Baskin I only what you typed above. That's what the family told us. I am no expert.

  20. Snow Wood
    May 29, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Carole Baskin 😮 i wonder if Sasha really died? it seems odd there was no explaination (and explaination of what they did with her body considering where the housecat body was…) if she is alive she cant be saved if everyone thinks she's dead 🙁

  21. Rebekah Rose Frost
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    And of course the injuries and lack of vet care bothers me the most!!!

  22. Aeron Farmer
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    I am so grateful BCR exists. Thank ALL of you, including the other Rescue orgs, for the amazing, loving work you do.

  23. Rebekah Rose Frost
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    I didnt know much about jnk until I rode my horses past, saw the conditions and the thin tigers…I almost called someone myself that day. Im sure they meant well at one time but its too bad it came to this…

  24. Doreatha Lamar Penn
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    Really Ashley. I've always heard different. I didn't know tigers could kill lions. I thought it was the opposite.

  25. Carole Baskin
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

    Kat Horschel Some people are saying that Zeus was the son of Kimba Tiger and Bigfoot Lion, but he doesn't look like a Liger. Do you know anything about his lineage?

  26. Carole Baskin
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

    Some people are saying that Zeus was the son of Kimba Tiger and Bigfoot Lion, but he doesn't look like a Liger. Do you know anything about his lineage?

  27. Carole Baskin
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    Some people are saying that Zeus was the son of Kimba Tiger and Bigfoot Lion, but he doesn't look like a Liger. Do you know anything about his lineage?

  28. Carole Baskin
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    Some people are saying that Zeus was the son of Kimba Tiger and Bigfoot Lion, but he doesn't look like a Liger. Do you know anything about his lineage?

  29. Carole Baskin
    May 29, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

    According to volunteers, Sasha was alive last summer. In Feb 2014 the owner said Sasha was alive and we offered to take her, Zeus, Kimba and Keisha, but at the last minute we were told that she had died, but no one could say how or when.

  30. Amy McKinley
    May 29, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    I know. I can't even… It's just horrendous. I'm so glad these guys are out of there. So sad that BCR couldn't get there in time to also save Sacha.

  31. Hayley Fisher
    May 29, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    That was so sad to read about Keisha's tail and ear, and how she was willing to feed her dead cat to them! Just broke my heart, I can't imagine feeding one of my fur babies to another animal. Dead or not. I'm so glad you guys rescued them! I look forward to watching their improvement. <3

  32. Angie Rhodes
    May 29, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    A few days ago when I first heard of this, I was mad that JnK was being talked about badly. But now I apologize for posting a rude comment to Big Cat Rescue. Thank You For Saving these beautiful animals from a awful life.

  33. Kat Motley
    May 29, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    There definitely isn't only one "real culprit". USDA yes, without question, is one of the "real culprits". Their whole exotic animal operation is a joke. There's not enough investigators to do the job, but they do nothing about it. They can't possibly keep up with all the citations they issue, or the removal of licences, to make sure that people don't simply get relatives to get a license.

    But the owners are to blame as well. I know it's expensive, but it does past to that philosophy of "if you can't afford it, don't get it". There is no excuse. It doesn't even sound like this place was designed well for thought towards the future; but it's hard to know without having actually seen the site.

    People who pay to hold/pet/take photos with the cubs are also to blame for encouraging the market to continue. Supply and demand – people keep wanting these "services", and "bad men" are going to keep supplying, and the animals will continue to suffer going to either straight up death when they grow up, or some shoddy "sanctuary"…only if they get REALLY lucky will they end up at someplace like BCR or a zoo, but even then, it seems like only the "really in need" animals can make it to such a wonderful place…Places like BCR know their limits and can't rescue everything.

    I really hope these three recover and aren't going into organ failure as we speak =( Thank you for posting this article – I had been wondering how the rescue went down, and am sad to hear that Sacha didn't make it, but hope the other three will be okay.

  34. Tracy Davey
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    It's sad that these cats are so old and in such bad shape. It made me cry just reading this. Cats like Shere Khan are so lucky to be placed at places like BCR so early in life. Shame on NY and the owners for letting these animals suffer for so long. I don't know how you could sleep at night or live with yourself knowing that you were causing so much pain and suffering to innocent animals. It's heartbreaking.

  35. Ashley Passino
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    Am surprised the Lions were able to get a couple licks on one of the Tigers.. A Tiger can usually kill a Lion, EASILY. .

  36. Ashley Passino
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    Kat, if they let you hold the cubs they were probably a illicit business, using baby animals and letting people takes pix with them.. It's cute when their small, but often get abused/mistreated as an adult.

  37. Liz Vinals
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    The USDA needs to get their act together and ban the sale and ownership of cats of ANY age (and any other wild animal for that matter)

  38. Patri Caines
    May 29, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    hooray for big cat rescue….so glad you rescued them..so sad to read how they were being treated..they will be happy now

  39. Alice Susan Harding
    May 29, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    Yep. Following the lead of the US shelters for homeless pets which are more like slaughterhouses killing 10,000 animals a day of all ages, whether a few days, weeks or months old. The majority don't make it out alive – some are killed by gassing which has been declared to be inhumane. Horrifically, some get sold on by the shelters for laboratory testing.

    Many of the lion farming canned lion hunting outfits in SA call themselves rescues and sanctuaries when they are actually more like nazi death camps. Many of them don't even feed the animals properly, so we are seeing pictures of lions who once their life of prostitution being petted by tourists is over at only four months old, and walking at about a year old, they are of no use other than as canned hunting fodder.

  40. Karen Swerdon
    May 29, 2014 @ 8:09 am

    Did you see dead bidy of this Sacha? Could they be hiding her?

  41. Rebekah Rose Frost
    May 29, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    Thank you to all who were involved..knew these cats were living in such deplorable conditions and am grateful they are getting a chance..rode my horses past there last year and now realize why they disnt come through the plywood walls at us bc they were too weak to do so. I do remember seei ng cats everywhere and pigeons in a trailer and figured thats what they used for food. Thank you again for giving these cats a new life!

  42. Danielle Ayrer
    May 28, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    Thank you, Big Cat Rescue. There aren't enough words to express my sincere gratitude for what you do.

  43. Jane Rogers
    May 28, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    We Have Wonderful pics Of All The Animals From Years Ago When We Were Volunteers. Glad They Will Have Great Care Now.

  44. Antoinette Toni M. Stavros
    May 28, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    I have to comment only on the People who had the power to do save these beautiful animals….God Blessed you with the courage to do the right thing and instead of second guessing your calling, you followed your calling and saved his beautiful, in dire need, creatures. Amen!!!!! You're ALL one of a kind >..<

  45. Kat Horschel
    May 28, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

    We almost got to hold Zeus when he was cub, remember a certain person was about to let us and they he got in trouble. Still bummed about that. But this whole thing makes me so sad.

  46. Toni Duong
    May 28, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    HOW could anybody try and feed their DEAD HOUSE CAT to a WILD CAT. I can't even wrap my brain around that. I can't understand how you could (a) discard your pet in such a heartless way and (b) think that feeding cat to cats was okay in ANY way shape or form.

  47. Peter Drotos
    May 28, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    the real culprit here is the USDA, I think. They could have solved this and many other problems like this so easily. How can you just issue a licence to somebody and let them keep exotic animals without any kind of checks and oversight? shame on the government agencies to let these things go on.

  48. Lisa Horschel-Thompson
    May 28, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. I've known kimba and Zeus and the owners of Jnks for years. I was there when Zeus was born. I am so sad to hear of the deterioration of the facility and ability to care for the animals. It mad me so sad to hear of kimbas suffering in particular. Thank you for helping them.

  49. Jessica Bourgault Spanswick
    May 28, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Yet again a so called "rescue" has done just the opposite of that to wild animals.

  50. Kizmin Reeves
    May 28, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    Thank you Big Cat Rescue and Loving Friends Transport

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