Tiger Slaughter Hell Tiger
Tiger Preservation Center
A good friend just gave me a printed solicitation for money, asking to end the Tiger Slaughter Hell.
While I agree with the need to end the private possession of big cats, I am dubious of the person sending out this plea for funds given her history:
In 2014 almost every picture of Bonnie and her husband Robert show them hugging adult big cats; sending the worst possible message.
In 2013 after a circus performer was killed by a tiger, Bonnie Ringo posted this ignorant comment about being able to “coexist” under the story:
IF YOU HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS SPECIES YOU CAN SAFELY CO EXIST WITH THEM THE CIRCUS LIFE IS NOT LIFE FOR THIS SENSITIVE OF SPECIES.
In Feb of 2008 Bonnie Ringo was breeding tiger cubs and sued Ray Grennell for not providing cubs to her. http://bigcatnews.blogspot.com/2008/02/tiger-case-can-continue.html
In 2005 Bonnie Ringo and several other exotic pet owners from the Feline Conservation Federation and wild cat dealers opposed HB 3046, a bill to regulate the trade in big cats.
In 2005 she applied for USFWS permits to transport tigers out to Canada and in from Buenos Aires for breeding. http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/2005/05-2681.html
In 2004 she was inbreeding her tigers to produce the washed out color referred to as Tabby or Strawberry in the industry.
In 2002 Busch purchased five white tigers from Bonnie Ringo of Cave Junction, Oregon in the United States. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2002-03-20/html/02-6731.htm
In 1999 she changed her facility name from Wildwood Exotic Animal Shelter in Eagle Point, OR to Wildwood Endangered Animal Sanctuary 27893 Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, OR. At the time she had three lions, 15 tigers and a lynx including a Tabby Tiger she had just bred. Article said she had been in business since 1995.
Maybe Bonnie Ringo has seen the error of her ways, but I wouldn’t send her any money until that can be proven.