It is estimated that there are 10,000 to 20,000 big cats currently held in private ownership in the U.S., although the exact number remains a mystery. In the past 21 years, U.S. incidents involving captive big cats, including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and lion/tiger hybrids, have resulted in the deaths of 22 humans, 248 maulings, 260 escapes, 144 big cats deaths and 141 confiscations.
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Cubs are used for photo ops at malls, flea markets, fairs and roadside zoos, but as soon as they are no longer profitable they are warehoused in overcrowded conditions...or worse. Pledge not to support any organization that is using big cat cubs for petting or photo ops and to speak out against it anywhere you see it. Become an “Advocat” You can make an enormous difference by signing up to…
To recognize the Sanctuary’s 20th anniversary milestone, we have set a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of 2012.To help make your donation even greater, we are pleased to announce that the Reitzel Foundation has very generously committed to match dollar for dollar the first $25,000 in donations received! Your donation will allow us to continue to feed the cats the highest quality meat – the…
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