promoting animal abuse on Today Show

Letter to the Today Show

You could be doing something positive and uplifting, like interviewing Scott Lope, one of the top 10 contestants in Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Awards http://animal.discovery.com/roar/hero-of-the-year/vote/

instead of trotting out two of the worst animal abusers known to wild animals.

If anyone at your station had just googled their names they would have found plenty of reasons that these people should be banned from society for all of their egotistical and selfish exploitation of wild animals.

Please run a poll on your site asking if people believe that big cats should be bred for life in cages and you will see that the vast majority of your viewers oppose everything that those two stand for.

Here are just a few of our poll results:

Should animals be inbred to create coat colors that do not survive in the wild?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Yes 8% 308
2 No 92% 3392

All white tigers are inbred to create the white coat.  It is the only way to get a white coat in a tiger and always results in the cat being cross eyed as their optic nerves are wired to the wrong side of the brain by the same gene.

Should big cats be made to perform in circus acts?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Yes 10% 1222
2 No 90% 11046
Do you think big cats should be exhibited at fairs?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Yes 15% 1647
2 No 85% 9052


Did you know that having your picture made with a cub will result in that cat living a miserable life in a tiny cage, or that he may end up being killed for his bones, skin and meat?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Yes 47% 111
2 No 53% 127

Zoos say that having animals in cages causes people to support them in the wild. Based upon the amount of money that you have given to protect habitat, based upon seeing an animal in a cage, would you say this is True or False?
Answers Percent Votes
1 True 33% 1693
2 False 67% 3398

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

http://www.BigCatRescue.org

Sign send a quick and easy letter to protect tigers and bobcats here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=13810331

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

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