Tony represents one of thousands of privately owned tigers in the United States whose numbers are greater than tigers in the wild. Captive U.S. tigers are used in roadside zoos/attractions, entertainment shows, bred for profit or are owned as “pets.” others end up in canned hunts are on the black market. This is a serious situation that must be stopped and the more this issue is brought to light, the better the chance to put an end to this abuse and exploitation. A reminder to take action for Tony here: https://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/take-action/
Please view this very important and informative video from Big Cat Rescue – Tampa Florida addressing this issue.
Carole Baskin, Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary, that is devoted entirely to exotic cats speaks out about:
1. Where do big cats go when they are no longer profitable cubs?
2. If the good sanctuaries are full, where do the big cats go?
3. Should we be building bigger and more sanctuaries for the unwanted cats?
4. What is the best way to prevent the abuse of lions, tigers and other big cats?
5. Does banning private possession of exotics work?
6. Who tracks maulings, killings and escapes by tigers and other big cat species?
7. Do USDA and state inspections make sure breeders and dealers are being humane?
8. When did the big cat crisis in America start?
9. Are there laws to prevent exotic cats from being traded for their meat, skin and bones?
10. How is the public to blame for the worst acts toward tigers and their cubs?
11. What happens to breeders, dealers and other wild animal exploiters when they run out of money?
12. What are some of the most lax states when it comes to wildcat standards and enforcement?
13. Why doesn’t the government do something about all of the abuse of tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars & other big cats?
14. Are there illegal activities operating in the shadow of legal uses of tigers?
15. What kind of tracking is done and what needs to be done to end the abuse of exotic wild cats?
Add your support to these action alerts from Big Cat Rescue – Tampa Florida against the exploitation and abuse of tigers in the United States:
End Tiger Farming in the U.S. Breeding for Pay to Play Sessions Results in Thousands of Tigers Ending Up in Awful Situations
This Halloween “Trick” Is No Tiger “Treat” Speak Up Against This Abuse TODAY!
Tigers Don’t Belong At Bars or Behind Bars Let Fat Cat Tavern Know This is a BAD Idea TODAY!
More actions you can take for the cats can be found by clicking below.
Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL,
a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.
The sanctuary is home to the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 16 species and subspecies of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, liger, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.