The cats couldnâ€™t be here today.
But they wanted to tell you a little about themselves
So that you can be their voice.
Exotic cats donâ€™t make good pets!
Discarded like thousands because people want to see WHITE tigers.
Rescued from an animal testing laboratory
Spent early years chained to a concrete slab by a drug dealer
Rescued with her harness imbedded into her raw skin
Abandoned by her owner. Dead if not for Big Cat Rescue
Breeders said she would make a good pet â€“ they lied!
Sold at auction, age 5 weeks
Kept in a basement without seeing sunlight for over a year.
Should I be bred for life in a cage?
Refugees of Desert Storm
Sold at auction as a tiny cub. So sick he almost didnâ€™t make the trip to Big Cat Rescue.
Unwanted because there are too many males for breeding
Left for dead
Bought as pet, then abandoned
Rescued from sale as a pet
Stuffed in a carrier 1st 4 mos.
Used in circus for photos with paying customers until he started biting them
Abandoned when owners divorced
Brought to Big Cat Rescue in a crab trap because he tried to kill the infant he had been raised with for the past 3 years.
Rescued from becoming a fur coat
Her owner went to prisonâ€Ś leaving her homeless
Seized in a drug raid
Retired from the circus
His owner died, leaving no provision for this catâ€™s life
Taken from their mother to be sold as pets that will be discarded next year
Rescued from a game farm where animals are raised to be shot for a fee
Came from a broker with broken legs from poor nutrition
Maimed for life at a drive thru safari park
Bought to impress a millionaireâ€™s friends and discarded like yesterdayâ€™s paper
Left at our gate with no note
Cross eyed and lame she was unwanted
All White Tigers are inbred causing severe birth defects
Extinct in the wild
Has no upper lip due to the inbreeding required to make a white tiger.
Your help provides more than just food and shelter.
Hunted for sport in the U.S.
Retired from the circus
Why is the King of Beast behind bars?
Denied protected status by the U.S. that could have saved her from extinction
Kept in a corn crib for six years at a road side zoo; nothing to do but walk in circles.
Help Big Cat Rescue speak out for her.
Designed to patrol and defend 400 square miles but kept in a box. Tigers were never meant to live in cages.
People breed lions and tigers to create 800 lb â€œligersâ€? in order to circumvent laws that prohibit owning lions or tigers.
85% of the big cats abandoned were formerly pets
Most of the cats who end up abused and un wanted are tigers
In China Today Tigers are Farmed
Used for Tonics & Potions
As of 10/4/07 3,739 people have signed our electronic petition to stop tiger farming.
Please add your name today and we will add it to the CatLaws.com petition.
There are no Federal Laws
That ban private ownership of dangerous exotic animals.
One simple law
Could prevent all of the misery
Help Big Cat Rescue save the lives of these cats
Help us to stop the causes that lead to suffering & abuse.
Learn about animal welfare laws
Each state has different laws
Many states have no laws
Learn how to motivate others
Because it takes all of us uniting as one voice to make theirs be heard
Let your friends know that it is cool to vote
You learn all about Capitol Hill Basics at BigCatRescue.org
From this site you can research each stateâ€™s laws
We post all pending legislation
At the state and federal levels
Some good bills have died 6 years in a row because not enough people cared to write
We make it easy for you to connect to your congress with sample letters and a few mouse clicks
Key things that you can do:
Learn the law Sign our petition Register and VOTE Mail your legislators Tell your friends
Published on Jul 2, 2009