Media 2012

Big Cat Rescue was in the Media 125 times in 2012

 

Directory of all Press and Media for Big Cat Rescue

 

1160  12/29/12  Disney’s Babble featured Big Cat Style a PSY parody of the 1 billion viewed Gangnam Style.

 

1159  12/28/12 Hilton Pupparazzi Teddy Hilton loved Big Cat Christmas.

 

1158  12/15/12  The Weather Channel ran some footage of Zabu the white tiger playing with her ball and other big cats at the sanctuary having fun with enrichment.

 

1157  12/10/12  The Sunday Post in Glasgow, UK did a story about Big Cat Rescue and what we are doing to save big cats.  This was a print story and no known web link.

 

1156  12/7/12  TBO.com reported that Tour de Clay event will benefit Big Cat Rescue.

 

1155  12/6/12  The TampaBay Times posed the question:  What do you get a tiger for Christmas?  It turns out the folks at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa know just the answer to that: decorated trees and packages filled with food treats or cinnamon spices.  ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox all showed up as well to film the fun!

 

1154  12/3/12  SoBizNetwork named Big Cat Rescue in their Top 5 Extraordinary Places to Visit.

 

1153  11/23/12  Carole Baskin was interviewed by Duncan Strauss of Talking Animals onWMNF Radio.

 

1152  11/21/12  The Patch reported on the Festival of Trees hit Westfield Citrus Park where the Big Cat Rescue tree added a big dose of holiday cheer to the mall.

 

1151  11/20/12  PetSide reported on the fun big cats had with their Thanksgiving turkey treats.

 

1150  10/31/12   ABC’s The Feed ran our Halloween video called Do Pumkins Feel Painvideo and nearly doubled our viewers.

 

1149  10/31/12  I Can Haz Cheezburger couldn’t resist our Do Pumpkins Feel Pain video.

 

1148  10/25/12  MSNBC ran the pictorial article Lions, Tigers Feast on Jack-O-Lanterns.

 

1147  10/25/12  Tampa Bay Online TBO.com ran the pictorial article Lions, Tigers Feast on Jack-O-Lanterns.

 

1146  10/25/12 B&H Photo featured Big Cat Rescue’s cats after dark in their promotional video about new night vision equipment.

 

1145  10/23/12  The Tampa Tribune promoted our Growl-O-Ween Haunted Trail.

 

1144  10/19/12  ABC interviewed Carole Baskin about the Big Cat Coalition’s petition to USDA to stop abusive pay to play schemes involving baby wild animals.

 

1143  10/15/12  Cox Radio station has been promoting our Growl-O-Ween Haunted Trail through a wonderful PSA.  GROWLOWEENHAUNTEDTRAIL

 

1142  10/7/12  The Body Shop congratulates Big Cat Rescue on solar rebate win in their magazine that goes out internationally!

 

1141  9/29/12  Bright Spark, a web magazine devoted to travel opportunities for students praised Big Cat Rescue for being far more than a zoo; but rather being an organization that is making a difference for big cats.

 

1140  9/27/12  Creative Loafing’s Kevin Tall did an article about the debate between back yard breeders and leading animal advocacy organizations who oppose the notion of keeping big cats in backyards and run down, road side zoos.  See the video here.

 

1139  9/25/12  Chosen as Best Big Cats by Creative Loafing’s Juliette Cassistre who says, “These big cats are not your typical fat cats — they include lions, tigers and lynx. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this sanctuary houses over 100 abandoned, abused, orphaned and retired big cats and saves them from extinction.”

 

1138  9/23/12  The Herald Scotland responded to all of the fuss over a li-liger being irresponsibly bred in a Russian zoo by quoting Big Cat Rescue, saying But deliberately messing with nature doesn’t seem right and the zoo has been criticised for being “irresponsible and inhumane” by Big Cat Rescue. “It almost never works out for the individual cat,” they say. “And in the rare case that it does, the number of animals that had to suffer in order for this one rare cat to exist is staggering.”

 

1137  9/19/12  The Huffington Post quoted Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue on her thoughts about breeding hybrids to attract ignorant patrons, ”In a nutshell, it is an irresponsible thing to do and there is no redeeming reason to cross breed these cats nor to support those who do by buying one. It almost never works out for the individual cat and in the rare case that it does, the number of animals that had to suffer in order for this one rare cat to exist is staggering,”

 

1136  9/19/12  George Wilkens, reporter for the Tampa Tribune covered the story on our rezoning of 10 acres to add a 50 bed dorm for interns and a huge cage expansion play yard.

 

1135  9/14/12  TBO.com reported Big Cat Resue intern Nicole Cashman traveled from Wales to spend 12 weeks working for the nonprofit organization.

 

1134  9/9/12  The Weather Channel has begun running our BigCatTV.com videos for a week at a time on their channel.

 

1133  8/30/12  This great article by Alicia Squillante just ran in the Osprey Observer about Big Cat Rescue’s beginnings and our focus now.

 

1132  8/29/12  A big photo of our cat and “Sanctuary – You can see big cats at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa” was USA Today’s lead article called Helpful tips for Tampa visitors – Home of Republican National Convention in the Money Section. 3B.

 

1131  8/26/12  Ben Smith developed a program called Funnight.us, that encourages date nights for couples and donates money to charities, including Big Cat Rescue, all for a $15 monthly fee.  Watch Video of Howard Baskin’s Interview on TBO

 

1130  8/23/12  Channel 8 featured Ben Smith’s FunNight program, which allows members to “spend, save and give.” Big Cat Rescue was recognized as one of the recipients.

 

1129  8/19/12  The Boston Globe mentioned Big Cat Rescue as a suggested place to visit during the Republican National Convention.

 

1128  8/19/12  The Chicago Tribune mentioned Big Cat Rescue as a suggested place to visit during the Republican National Convention.

 

1127  8/17/12 iCNN Reporter interviews Operations Manager, Gale Ingham in this video at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1126  8/15/12 8/7/12  Watch our big cats smashing watermelons on Right This Minute which aired on television as well as the Internet today.

 

1125  8/13/12  What’s Trending Monday, August 13, 2012 on MSN.com featured our big cats eating watermelons as the leading story.

 

1124  8/7/12  Watch our big cats seeing themselves in mirrors for the first time on Right This Minute which aired on television as well as the Internet today.

 

1123  8/1/12  When you travel Spirit Southwest Airlines between now and August of next year, just flip open Spirit’s inflight magazine to see our majestic lion and a great feature article about Big Cat Rescue.

 

1122  7/3/12  The Wall Street Journal ran Bengali the tiger’s photo today with him playing with watermelon enrichment at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1121  7/3/12 TampaBay.com ran a video of Big Cat Rescue’s cats enjoying watermelons as enrichment.  See Video  The Tampa Tribune,  Tampa Bay Times, NBC and a videographer shooting for FOX, ABC and CBS all came out to report on the fun.

 

1120  7/3/12  TBO.com reported:  People aren’t the only ones who like a little watermelon when the weather gets warm. Big Cat Rescue in Tampa tossed a few to some tenants Monday — mental stimulation and a little juicy relief from highs in the low 90s and humidity in the 50 percent range.  See photos.

 

1119  6/14/12  Cynthia Smoot from Fox 13 interviewed Jennifer Flatt about horses being slaughtered in Citrus Park and the danger of bullets flying nearby http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/18783952/in-citrus-park-shock-over-slaughter-allegations

 

1118  6/9/12  In a special promotion by Virgin Holidays, this appeared on MSN:  Big Cat Rescue, Tampa The largest sanctuary in the world of its kind, Big Cat Rescue is a home to numerous ill-treated, abandoned or endangered felines, including lions, leopards, tigers, cougars, bobcats, ocelots and lynx. Various educational tours of the site – set to the north of Tampa – are available, including one at night, but make sure you book ahead.

 

1117  5/28/12 The exquisite Cats Roar Magnum vehicle has been included as a cover highlight of the newest edition of Modern Mopar Magazine.

 

1116  5/28/12  Merl Reagle was featured in the Tampa Bay Times and used Big Cat Rescue as part of his cross word prowess stating, ”To be honest, I’m not sure that I love crosswords as much as I just love playing with the language — words, word games, anagrams, palindromes, spoonerisms, puns, and such. For example, “Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida” anagrams into “It’s an ideal camp for a tiger cub” — same letters, different order. This kind of thing has always fascinated me.”

 

1115  5/27/12 Stephen Jermanok of the Boston Globe wrote a terrific article about Big Cat Rescue’s work to end the trade in big cats as pets, props and for their parts. He got some of his story mixed up though when it came to Lions vs Moutain Lions and who Sassyfrass is, but you can get the facts at Rescue of Sassyfrass the Mountain Lion.  He got the important parts right though, which is that we need HR 4122 a ban on big cats in private possession.

 

1114  5/20/12  The Humane Activist ran a story about Advisory Board Chairman, Howard Baskin called The Art of Gentle Persuasion.  Anyone who wants to help big cats should read this excellent article on how to help lawmakers make well informed decisions on matters that effect animals.

 

1113  5/19/12  TBO Extra ran an announcement of the Mane Event to benefit Big Cat Rescue.

 

1112  5/17/12  The Tampabay Business Journal reported that Big Cat Rescue, along with HSUS, IFAW and others were supporting H.R. 4122 the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” which aims to prohibit the private possession and breeding of big cats.  A goal of the bill is to ensure that “big felines do not threaten public safety while being kept as pets or used as attractions and in traveling exhibits”

 

1111  5/16/12  Big Cat Rescue was not mentioned in this piece but provided assistance to CBS Morning Show to expose exotic animal owner who says it will be the next Waco if anyone tries to shut down his tiger breeding compound.

 

1110  5/16/12  Eddie Daniels of the Tampa Tribune did an excellent and accurate article about the BigCatsAct.com and the super stars that Big Cat Rescue is working with to end the trade in big cats as pets, props and for their parts.

 

1109  5/9/12  Clip Syndicate covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1108  5/9/12  CF News 13 covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1107  5/9/12  Tampabay Online covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1106  5/9/12  NECN covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1105  5/9/12  News 9 covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1104  5/9/12  AZ Central covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1103  5/9/12  Cat Banter covered the story of two blind bobcats being nursed back to health at Big Cat Rescue.

 

1102  5/10/12 The Colorado News quoted Big Cat Rescue AdvoCat Julie Hanan saying, ““Last year, the USDA had only 105 inspectors to monitor 7,976 facilities that range from pet stores and circuses to slaughterhouses, laboratories and breeders. They can’t be everywhere, and yet, they still managed to cite Carson & Barnes repeatedly for safety violations.”

 

1101  5/9/12 The Greener Ideal did the best article yet on the drama unfolding over a big cat ban bill in Ohio and quoted Big Cat Rescue stats.

 

1100  5/4/12  Carole Baskin was quoted by Jack Rodolico in the Latitude News in a story that asked which was worse: The US tiger trade or China’s tiger farms.

 

1099  5/2/12  Big Cat Rescue was the cover story for Focus Magazine’s South Tampa edition.  You can see it online at Focus Magazine.

1098  5/1/12 The New York Daily News quoted Big  Cat Rescue saying “Since 1990, 21 people, including five children, have been killed and 246 mauled, according to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. Over that period, 254 cats have escaped and 143 have been killed.”

 

1097  5/1/12  This was a pretty good article in the Huffington Post about the BigCatsAct.com but the last line was weak. It really should have concluded, “If the McKeon-Sanchez bill HR 4122 does not succeed, it is sure to result in the number of unwanted big cats continuing to rise, along with killings, maulings and escapes.

 

1096  5/1/12 The article in the Huffington Post originated, it appears with Sue Manning of Associated Press.

 

1095  5/1/12  Fox News carried the story about the BigCatsAct.com but the last line was weak. It really should have concluded, “If the McKeon-Sanchez bill HR 4122 does not succeed, it is sure to result in the number of unwanted big cats continuing to rise, along with killings, maulings and escapes.

 

1094  5/1/12  Supporters in Nevada said they saw the AP coverage of the BigCatsAct.comon Ch 3 NBC news.

 

1093  5/1/12 The U.S. San Diego news ran the coverage of the BigCatsAct.com

 

1092  5/1/12  The Online Sentinel news ran the coverage of the BigCatsAct.com

 

1091  5/1/12 The Chicago Post Tribune quoted Big Cat Rescue and added, “Accredited zoos will no longer take privately owned tigers. Their goal is species preservation and privately owned or “generic” tigers can’t be traced to their wildly caught ancestors.”

 

1090  4/27/12  TBO ran our ad for Big Cat Summer Camp.  All the grown ups want to come to this fun camp.

 

1089  4/21/12 USF students helped create a press release about the BigCatsAct.com and it was run by Boston.com today.

 

1088  4/19/12  MSN featured our funny video about how big cats see themselves in mirrors taking our YouTube video up over 1,164,255 views.

 

1087  4/4/12  Ray Shasho mentioned Big Cat Rescue in his interview with the legendaryIan Anderson, AKA Jethro Tull.

 

1086  3/23/12  The Learning Ladies wrote up a full page story about how much they loved their visit to Big Cat Rescue for the Lake Jovita Magazine.

 

1085  3/23/12  Jo Singer did a lovely feature on Rufus the blind baby bobcat kitten at Big Cat Rescue in PetSide magazine.

 

1084  3/22/12  My Guide To Tampa listed Big Cat Rescue as a five star animal attraction.

 

1083  3/21/12 A visitor posted a beautiful photo blog and call to action after visiting Big Cat Rescue at his My Life in CNY

 

1082  3/21/12  Love Meow featured a video tribute to Rufus the blind bobcat kitten.  You can really get your cute kitten fix there!

 

1081  3/14/12  Tampa Bay Times ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1080  3/14/12  WALB in Georgia  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1079  3/14/12  WCSH 6 in Oregon ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1078  3/14/12  WLBZ Ch 2 in Maine  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1077  3/14/12  KSKB in California  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1076  3/14/12  WWLP in Massachusetts  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1075  3/14/12  WHDH in Boston, MA  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1074  3/14/12  WECT in both North & South Carolina ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1073  3/14/12  The LA News in Los Angeles ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1072  3/14/12  My High Plains in  Texas  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1071  3/14/12  MSN  ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1070  3/14/12  NECN ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1069  3/14/12  Centro Tampa ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1068  3/14/12  The Spot Bot News ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1067  3/14/12  Christian Brink of Razoo created a “spotlight” article that focused on the sanctuary’s efforts by interviewing Jeff Kremer.

1066  3/12/12  Fellowship of the Minds reported that a baby bobcat was found by the road in Florida, her mother nowhere to be found, but was being saved by Big Cat Rescue.

 

1065  3/12/12  WHDH in Boston reported that  Rufus may look like a normal bobcat kitten, he can easily make his way around the Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitation Center, but if you move something, watch out!

 

1064  3/12/12  Colorado News 9 ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1063  3/11/12  CFO Howard Baskin did a morning radio show with Jared Dey at Cox Radio.

 

1062  3/11/12 A visitor named Meg Porter blogged about her visit to Big Cat Rescue with many photos that she took on her tour.

 

1061  3/10/12  Bay News 9 ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1060  3/9/12  NBC Ch 8 News ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1059  3/9/12  The Big Cat Rescue in Hillsborough County is nursing back to health two baby Bobcats injured after being hit by cars in separate incidents. See the video at The Tampa Tribune

 

1058  3/9/12  Fox News ran the story about the blind baby bobcat in need of a name.

 

1057  3/7/12  NonProfitOrgs.com listed Big Cat Rescue in their story called 11 Inspiring Nonprofit Facebook Timelines

 

1056  3/6/12  RightThisMinute which included Cox, Raycom and Scripps stations ran Big Cats React to Reflections on 45 stations in markets that cover up to 30 percent of American households.

 

1055  3/6/12  Big Cats React To Reflections video ran on the front page of AOL.

 

1054  3/6/12  In ABC’s interview of Michael Stewart’s 717 South restaurant they mentioned that he is a big supporter of Big Cat Rescue.

 

1053  3/5/12  How Big Cats React to Their Own Reflections ran on CBS today!

 

1052  3/5/12  Big Cats React To Reflections At Florida Sanctuary in Huffington Post which gets over 28 million unique monthly views.

 

1051  3/5/12  How Big Cats React to Their Own Reflections ran on Discovery’s TreeHugger

 

1050  3/2/12  The Westchase Patch suggested visiting Big Cat Rescue this weekend and Sweetwater Sunday Market Friday, March 2 Join Napa Flair Wine & Decor, 11967 Sheldon Road in Tampa for a complimentary wine tasting. Tasting begins at 5pm.

 

1049  3/1/12  Zabu the White Tiger of Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL was featured in NY Post “Weekly Animal Photo Gallery”!

 

1048  3/1/12  Tiger World News ran the Examiner story about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1047  3/1/12 Born Free acknowledged Big Cat Rescue’s role in the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.

 

1046  3/1/12 Topix.com ran the Examiner story about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1045  3/1/12 Digital Journal ran the IFAW press release about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1044  3/1/12 SysCon Media ran the IFAW press release about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1043  3/1/12 The GNom ES Newswire service ran the IFAW press release about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1042  3/1/12 U.S. Politics Today ran the IFAW press release about the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1041  3/1/12 The Sacramento Bee ran the IFAW version of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1040  3/1/12 Stacy Fox at KHOU in Houston, TX reported on the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1039  3/1/12 The Bradenton Herald ran the IFAW version of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1038  3/1/12  The Storage Blog with outlets in AL, AZ | CA | CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN | KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO | NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WA suggested Big Cat Rescue as a wild place to vacation on Spring Break.

 

1037  2/29/12 MarketWatch ran the IFAW version of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. including Big Cat Rescue as part of the coalition that provided the facts and statistics for the crafting of the legislation.

 

1036  2/29/12 KHTS Radio named Big Cat Rescue as one of the coalition partners responsible for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.

 

1035  2/29/12 The SCVnews was the very first to break the landmark introduction of the most important bill ever written to protect big cats, called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.

 

1034  2/27/12 ABC Action News mistakenly reported that Big Cat Rescue is housing thetwo tigers and leopard confiscated from Steve Sipek (former Tarzan).

 

1033  2/27/12 Jo Singer did her second fabulous article about visiting Big Cat Rescue for PetSide

 

1032  2/14/12 The Epoch Times gave Big Cat Rescue epic exposure in their Valentine’s Day issue that reaches 1.5 million print subscribers and 10 million web readers in 30 languages.  Epoch1  Epoch2

 

1031  2/10/12 ReelSEO said Big Cat Rescue should win an award called “the most creative online video marketing work with the least amount of budget” award.

 

1030  2/8/12  The Tampa Tribune covered the upcoming Fur the Love of Arts and Cats, an art show to benefit Big Cat Rescue.

 

1029  2/3/12 CBS ran our video called Do Big Cats Purr?

 

1028  1/18/12  Good Morning America ran our video of big cats having fun with enrichments called Christmas Tree Massacre.

 

1027  1/18/12  MSNBC picked up the Christmas Tree Massacre and ran with it from the Right This Minute link below.

 

1026  1/17/12  Right This Minute News shared our big cats having fun with enrichments called Christmas Tree Massacre.  Their broadcasts reach more than 1/3 of US markets.

 

1025  1/13/2012 Florida Virtual Program Big Cat Rescue Outing announced their outing to Big Cat Rescue on TBO.com

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