1. Bina Paul
    October 6, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

    can't the aspca or and organizations get together and stop this man? it is one thing to take in orphaned, abused or abandoned big cats, but to breed them for the purpose of making money by exploiting them? it is totally unconscionable and deplorable and unforgivable! i was actually admiring joe on his fb page…until just now reading all this.

  2. Thomas Swift
    August 15, 2013 @ 5:15 am

  3. Liane Nightingale
    April 10, 2013 @ 1:00 am

    Lets keep doing what we can for the innocent animals being tortured and exploited 😉 god bless you all

  4. Avery Champion
    February 12, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    One of the few happy outcomes in the battle to save the furry innocents with whom we share the planet! Bravo indeed to your attorney, and thank you for your perseverance!

  5. Debbie Hooper-Lees
    February 11, 2013 @ 4:55 am

    so happy this has come to pass but worried about the animals at GW – a wounded animal is a dangerous animal – likewise a wounded Joe is a dangerous Joe.

  6. Debbie Watroba
    February 11, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    This is wonderful news, a victory for big cats as well as for Big Cat Rescue. Well done!:)

  7. Terri Halle
    February 11, 2013 @ 1:38 am

    I'm with Zabu on this one, for real – that is my face too right now!

  8. Sue Kaakee
    February 10, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    well well well…this news has just made my day! woot woot!

  9. Helen Pantuso
    February 10, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    OMG that is absolutely FANTASTIC news! Amazing what banding together to share the truth about his exploitive business has been able to do! And either BCR gets a bunch hunk of $ to help the cats, or (I can only dream) Joe has to declare bankruptcy and then maybe ALL of his cats get rescued and the breeding stopped – either way a big victory for the cats! WOO HOOOO!

  10. Debbie McManigal Ellsworth
    February 10, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Three years ago after the rescue of Skip, forming of the group Skipaholics and becoming an advocate for BCR and what they stand for, I visited BCR. I was so totally mesmorized as to what a wonderful safehaven that they have and continuing to do for the Big Cats. Thank you Carole, Gail, Howard, Jamie, Meredith, Jeff and the rest of the volunteers for stepping up to the plate for these beautiful creatures of GOD. This is definately a victory for BCR!

  11. Christine Evert
    February 10, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    Prayers of gratitude!

  12. Wendy Arthur Riddle
    February 10, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    awesome news. congrats and thank you to all for your support and perseverance in this important issue. Safari Joe deserved this. Way to go !

  13. Mary-Ann Holm
    February 10, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    That is the best news I have heard in a long time. I'm so glad that POS got what he deserved. He is total scum. I hope this puts a dent in his sickening breeding practices. I still giggle about his claims that he would produce a sabre toothed tiger. What a freak! Congrats BCR!

  14. Susan Haughey
    February 10, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Oh WOW!!! THIS is great news! Thank you God! Thank you supporters!! Still lots of work to do….let's do it!!!!

  15. Robin Schneider
    February 9, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    Outstanding! Thanks for all you do to educate people and protect these wonderful creatures!

  16. Mariam Willis
    February 9, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    WOW!!!! BRAVO ! BRAVO ! BRAVO!!!!! What a victory for you, for our precious animal and for us 🙂 thank you so much <3 this is a great day 🙂

  17. Jo Good
    February 9, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Wow!! What an awesome victory!! Some days I get discouraged. The story of Dolly broke my heart. I have to remember that a victory is in sight anytime I feel that way. I'll be 're reading this one with a big smile on my face!!

  18. Tanja Pirttilä
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    Morale of the story? Good people always win! I really hope he will have to give up on his park, it's the best for the animals. When will you get the money?

  19. Deanna Switalski
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Is he actually being shut down and his current animals confiscated though? I salute you all for this win.

    • Melissa S
      February 12, 2013 @ 6:51 am

      Lol NO. This case has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANIMALS. It is about COPYRIGHT. Most of you can't, or won't read.

  20. Shelley Bellor
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    awesome news Carole, and BCR!

  21. Charlene Boden
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    Fantastic news! Such a great outcome for Big Cat Rescue and all the people who helped in making this happen. A big high-five for big cats and little cats, too. <3

  22. Donna Craigue
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    This is the best news! 🙂 Sitting here with tears in my eyes… Thank you to the judge as well for seeing through the BS of this man!

  23. Krysta Hopper
    February 9, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Good job Carole! I've been a fan of BCR for a long time!


  24. Sueanne Wilson
    February 9, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    This is great news! I am so proud of Big Cat Rescue for standing up to this bully. I can only imagine the sleepless nights over the past year. Congrats and stay strong.

  25. Beckie Goodwin Lawrence
    February 9, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    It is almost like it's too good to be true..but it's TRUE…Thank you to everyone who fought the good fight. wow, what a victory for the cats.

    • Melissa S
      February 12, 2013 @ 6:50 am

      It's not "too good to be true". Did you honestly think a person could get away with such misuse of copyright?

  26. Julie Hanan
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    I can't tell you how much this means. This is such a huge victory for the animals we've been fighting for every day for so long. It's a long, hard road, but we're making such tremendous strides. Thank you Howard and Carole for having the moral conviction to see this through.

  27. Cyndy Collins
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Wonderful news indeed! A victory for the you is a victory for the cats!

  28. Donna J Coffey
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:23 pm


  29. Donna J Coffey
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  30. Grady Bell
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Sorry for all of the turmoil…I remember that BCR is the bestand shame on those that exploit your good name.

  31. Patty Hardtke
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    What would they do without u? I have never been on vacation ever……..instead of going to the ocean/beech I am bring my family 2 The Big Cat Rescue so we can see all the big cats in person I know all their names and faces It will truly be the best vacation ever…………………………

  32. Donna J Coffey
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    This so TOTALLY made my day, Carole! Congratulations…to alllll of us! ^5 people!

  33. Lynda L Licht
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    Tremendously good news for animals and the people who love them. So proud to be part of this effort. Thanks to everyone who took time to speak up for the animals.

  34. Angela Shutt
    February 9, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    congratulations to Big Cat Rescue and all the cubs that will benefit from this!

  35. Marco A Toledo Jr
    February 9, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    So happy, great job guys

  36. Lori Johnson
    February 9, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Wow BCR. A heartfelt thank you for all the hard work you do for these cats! Your whole entire team are awesome! I hope some day to have the privilege to visit and meet some of you.

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