September 15, 2009
2401 SE Monterey Road
County Administration Building
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: (772) 221-2360
Fax: (772) 288-5432
Dear Planning Agency and Board of County Commissioners
Big Cat Rescue is a non profit sanctuary for more than 100 lions, tigers and other big cats. Most were rescued from people who owned them privately for gain or as pets. We have more than 70,000 supporters. We are writing to ask you to deny J&R Outfitter’s request to operate a canned hunt where people can shoot tame, exotic animals in cages and paddocks for a fee.
More letters are coming, but I wanted to get these to you in time for your meeting. I am currently faxing 36 letters to 772.288.5432 all asking the same thing and further that you take action against J&R Outfitters for their previous heinous activities and violations. Doing so sends a strong message to the vast majority of your constituents, who would be appalled to know that canned hunts exist in Florida, that you will not tolerate such animal abuse.
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
Until Sept. 27, 2009 you can vote once a day for Scott Lope, our Operations's manager, to win Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Award. As many of you already know, Scott had a career in medicine, but gave it up to be a full time volunteer and then staff at Big Cat Rescue. You can see a video of him in action rescuing all kinds of animals in addition to the care he provides the big cats at Big Cat Rescue on our web site at http://www.BigCatRescue.org
Please help him win as this is great publicity for the plight of big cats and it will provide $10,000 in cash to feed the cats at Big Cat Rescue as well as a much needed vacation for Scott. Your DAILY vote can win this for us here:
Until Sept. 20, 2009 you can vote daily for Big Cat Rescue in facebook's contest where your votes have gotten us into the last round of top 4 charities to win $50,000 in co branded advertising. Please vote DAILY here and ask your friends to do the same:
Free ways to join us and help the big cats:
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