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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

The Importance of Using the Right Language

For those of us who want to help improve the plight of animals, we know that sometimes our language is used against us.  For example, when we write letters or sign petitions, we are poo-poo’ed off as “nutjobs” and violating the rights of others who are simply exercising their legal right to….. well, to abuse … Continue reading

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

Animal Cruelty Near My Own Hometown…..

Moulton is a small town of 3,000 people located in northern Alabama. It’s less than an hour from the town where I grew up. The people are friendly, church-going conservatives. And it’s the home to horrific animal cruelty. . Meet Carolyn Atchison. For a decade, she contracted with Lawrence County, Alabama, to operate the holding facility for … Continue reading

Hisses and Purrs!

Time for this week’s edition of Hisses and Purrs, starring none other than Hissy Fit Jones and June Buggie! Let’s get started with you Hissy. Who has got you riled up this time? Hisses to the owner of a leopard who either escaped or was set free in the area around Charlestown, Indiana. Area residents … 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

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’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

Exotic Animals in Ohio are Again in the News

Ohio has an exotic animal problem.  Yep, they still have problems, even after Zanesville and the so-called revamping of laws addressing exotic animal ownership. So what happened this time? Tiger Ridge Exotics owner Kenny Hetrick failed to file for a permit in a timely manner. State agriculture department inspectors also found safety problems, including inadequate fencing … Continue reading

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