Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8

Who are the protesters out front of Big Cat Rescue?

The protesters outside Big Cat Rescue are owners, breeders and dealers of big cats who are increasingly threatened by the success Big Cat Rescue is having in raising national awareness of the plight of exotic cats and the need to ban private ownership of these cats.

Big cats should not be bred for monetary gain, entertainment, or use as pets, props or for their parts. Period. Private ownership and commercial exploitation results in these majestic animals living in deplorable conditions. A recent poll of 10,000 Americans shows that 86% of people agree with us. These protesters are among the small minority who wrongly believe that it’s ok to breed, exhibit, sell and use exotic cats however they want. They protest Big Cat Rescue because their livelihoods are threatened by us and others whose mission it is to stop the breeding and abuse of exotic cats.

We take it as a sign of our success that the bad guys find us to be such a threat that they bother to fly in from all over the country to try and unite against us.  The only damage the bad guys did was to deface our signs but what can you expect from people who abuse animals?  The most frequent comment yesterday by our visitors was that they sure were glad we had our people at the street showing them where to turn as it is easy to miss our entrance.  We let our guests know that those were not any friends of ours and used the opportunity to illustrate how successful our mission has been to end abuse.  This could only have been better if it had gotten some media attention, but we didn’t see any.

To learn how you can help stop the abuse of big cats, visit

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity,” and hold a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound financial management.

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Angie introduces tour guests to Simba leopard while Amanda back up
Ty serval comes over to see the tour guests who are all watching Cameron lion
The tour group got to feel the reverberation of Cameron lion's roar
The last thing you see before Sundari leopard leaps at the camera!
Do these black spotted pants make my butt look big?
Volunteers finish up barricade painting started by ValPak crew earlier

I read a great story in Animal People News today.  An animal protection group got a tip that there was a truck load of live cats heading to a live food market in China.  They had the police lay a trap and when the truck was pulled over it appeared to be full of furniture containers.  After about an hour of interrogating the drivers the police were just about to let them go, when one cat stuck her head up out of one of the crates and mewed.  The police ripped open the crates and were able to save 260 live cats from being sent to their slaughter.

There were 259 cats who were quietly and fearfully riding to their deaths, but ONE stood up to be heard.  Sometimes it only takes one. Maybe YOU are that one who will be be the voice to save so many.