Big Cat Walkabout 2014 05 15
Levi the bobcat sees the vet, Jamie, BarJean and Carole paint on Mother's Day at Painting With a Twist, we get ready for some new rescues by revamping the tiger cages and we roof an area so cougars can move back and forth to the Vacation Rotation area.
Tiger Poaching Cheaper Than Tiger Raising
"The owner said he retained the permit when a leopard skin was previously sold to a public institution since it bore little risk of inspection; the permit is now available to provide cover for trade in another skin. The owner, himself an experienced taxidermist, further said he has processed wild tiger skins which were gifts to elite individuals." You just can't regulate animal abuse. It has to be banned.
Read the rest and see the interview with the tiger smuggler: http://eia-international.org/40-tigers-in-four-years-chinas-lethal-wildlife-trade-loophole
Cat Kicker Busted
Brave Cat Survives Brutal Kick, Recovers at ASPCA
King, the neighborhood cat who was viciously kicked 20 feet, is recovering at the ASPCA. Last week, a video of his attack went viral and led to an arrest by the New York City Police Department. Find out more about the attack and how you can help prevent animal cruelty. Read More...