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Big Cat Rescue

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The Polar Bear is Replaced by a Tiger

Today the polar bear was gone. I knew eventually the museum would change the main installation, but still, to not see him there was shocking. But he has other eyes to open, so on he goes to his next stop on his journey while I continue mine. Yesterday I enjoyed a free lunchtime guided meditation at … Continue reading

A Tour of Big Cat Rescue

For my upcoming birthday I decided to give myself a tour of Big Cat Rescue. I’ve always wanted to see the sanctuary for myself, and so I did. I have to say, it was not what I expected. Oh, not the rescue itself. The 60 acres are well-maintained and give the resident cats places both … Continue reading

Tigers Pacing Out of Sight in Neighbors’ Back Yards Day and Night

Americans got a crash course in exotic animal ownership in 2011 when Zanesville resident Terry Thompson released 18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, and 1 Macaque he owned before killing himself. People around the world watched in disbelief and horror as those animals were hunted down and killed by law enforcement, but really … Continue reading

DeDe Tells the Tail of a Daring Rescue!

Even though Kansas has laws against owning exotic animals, there is no enforcement of the law, and anyone with a license from the US Dept of Agriculture can have these potentially dangerous animals in their possession.  This could have ended badly for the animals and for humans. Fortunately it didn’t….. this time. It’s time to … Continue reading

Stop the Exploitation of Tigers!

After reading about the plight of tiger cubs and adult tigers in captivity, you may be asking what you can do to help these magnificent creatures enjoy a better quality of life. I’m glad you asked! The single most important thing folks in the US and other parts of the world can do is DON’T PAY … Continue reading

The Truth About Big Cats in Captivity- part 1

Jen recently had the opportunity to speak with Susan Bass, Director of Public Relations for Big Cat Rescue.  Today’s blog post is based on some of what she learned.  -Rumpy . Imagine you are one day old. Your eyes are not yet opened. You have been yanked from your mother and forced to live in … Continue reading

June Buggie is Rawrrrrrrring! About Big Cats!

MEOW! My name is June Buggie and I have something to say. On March 6th, an intern named Dianna Hanson was killed by a lion named Cous Cous while she cleaned his cage. Cous Cous was 4 years old, and he was an animal raised in captivity. He was “owned” by a “sanctuary” that was … Continue reading

June Buggie’s Talkin’ Big Cats!

MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say. I get emails from a variety of organizations dedicated to helping animals. One that recently struck my eye was an email I received from Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. Now let me just say that I believe sanctuaries, and for that matter, … Continue reading

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