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Live in the US? Love Big Cats? Read This.

Unless you have your head buried in the sand, you know that right now it’s legal to own a lion, tiger, or other big cat as a pet with little or no regulation or oversight. Hell, there are more laws regarding dog and cat ownership than there are big cats! But hopefully that’s about to … 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

The Truth About Big Cats in Captivity- Part 2

Consider the size of the average parking space. If you had a cage that size, the USDA says you can house two fully grown tigers inside. As long as the animal can stand up and turn around, he or she has all the space required by law.  And because there are no laws requiring exercise … Continue reading

How Humans Perceive Animals

When I want to know how others perceive animals, I need look no further than Pinterest. When I explore the Animals section, I feel sad. There are tons of pics of cute puppies and kittens, many of which include comments like, “OMG! WANT!” It’s the same comment I see on the pics of shoes and … 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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