ZOO WARS~Animal Rights Activists Are Back Doing Their Monkey Business-Petition to Help Stop the Primate Safety Act

•August 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Help stop the Primate Safety Act-there is no need for this bill!!!

Animal Rights Extremist-Terrorists Are Back At It

What do lawmakers know about animals and yet they are willing to take away the rights of Americans to own their property…now attempting to get the federal government to make current legal owners of primates, wildlife criminals by making legally acquired pets, illegal.

Below is an active petition needing only a few more signatures-lease follow the link and sign so that the petition will be sent!!!

DO NOT PASS THE PRIMATE SAFETY… http://www.thepetitionsite.com/285/054/320/do-not-pass-the-primate-safety-act/#bbtw=958393545

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Animal Rights Activists Are Back Doing Their Monkey Business.

Posted on February 20th, 2009

by REXANO, www.REXANO.org
Editorial by Scott Shoemaker

With the recent chimpanzee attack on Charla Nash and death of the Chimpanzee Travis  in Connecticut, all the Animal Rights (AR) groups are spinning their message: from the Humane Society of the United States to Primarily Primates.  They are promoting their attempts to ban these animals (and others) from private ownership.  Never mind that this is a rare and unfortunate event.

Nobody is asking the right questions. Rather than asking: “Should we be able to keep these animals?” the question should be “What can be done to help keep these animals safely?”
I have not seen any commentary on what safety precautions could have been taken.  The woman used a butcher knife?  There are a multitude of non-lethal methods to break off an animals attack.

The best answer coming out of the AR groups is banning the possession of such animals.  They want to make the possession of such animals evil.  The fact is that if it were the common household dog (other than pit-bull or wolf dog) that did the attack and sent some one to the hospital, it would just be a statistic, rather than world wide prime time news.  They mention 42 non-human primate attacks on humans in the past four years, yet no deaths.   

Maybe things should be put in perspective: in 2001, 494 people drowned in pools.  These people are dead and we are not calling for banning people’s ability to get a pool.  On average about 800,000 people a year end up in the hospital due to dog bites/attacks and about 18-30 die.  Worldwide, from 1950 thru 2008, there have been 1,300 accidents with fatalities involving commercial aircraft. We are not banning airplanes; we find out the cause of the accident and make flying safer. Yet when a person gets attacked by a primate, all primate ownership is portrayed as evil that should be abolished.  Maybe we should abolish beds, chairs and furniture, since about 900 people a year in the US die from falling from them.

We should focus on making it safer to own such animals and prevent future incidents. Rather than letting AR groups use a tragic incident to push their agenda of banning the ability to have animals.

TOTAL NUMBERS AND ODDS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN THE USA BY CAUSE OF INJURY in 2005: comparing human fatalities caused by captive exotic and wild animals (average from 1990 – 2008, http://www.rexano.org//Education.htm ) to deaths caused in every day life in 2005. REXANO, www.rexano.org, only used fatalities numbers since all deaths are reported and there is only one degree of death. Injuries in all walks of life range from life threatening to simple Band-Aid fix, and many go unreported. The average life expectancy of 77 years was used to calculate the lifetime odds. The odds are statistical averages for the whole U.S. population.

Sources: U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, National Safety Council, National Center for Health Statistics, FBI, U.S. Census, animal attack news reports

*In 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia, a Yerkes primate researcher supposedly died of herpes B after she was splashed in the eye with bodily fluids from a rhesus macaque; this can NOT be classified as animal ‘attack’, just like a nurse or doctor being accidentally infected with a blood from an AIDS patients can not be called a murder.

** Based on 18 year average 1990-2008 numbers, since the fatalities numbers per year are low (statistically insignificant)

(*** ) Includes hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, dust storms, and other cataclysmic storms

Copyright © REXANO 2009

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

ZOO WARS~Now Accepting Interns-Really for WHAT?!?

•August 27, 2014 • 4 Comments

I keep noticing that all these FAKE PSEUDO sanctuary’s are advertising for Internes-INTERNES?!? Are these the same people mimicking Ingrid Newkirk that the hope to be putting themselves out of business?!? Saying they are the BIGGEST and the BEST-for what?!?-of what?!? They certainly aren’t providing proper sanctuary for a single animal considering the animals are on display and at most, if not all these places, available for tours 24/7.

What’s the deal here?!? If they are putting themselves out of business, what do they need or even want internes for?!? What’s the REAL purpose of an intern program unless it’s for the money and to get paid for someone to actually be dumb enough to pay them to work there-Not a bad days ‘take’ you might say for the sanctuary-HA! But they have volunteers to work for free and what are they actually teaching Interns?!? -How to scam off the public?!? Or is it possible that ‘Intern’ is just another name picked out of a hat for  a ‘volunteer with clot’ because thy ‘paid to play’?!?

Well it just so happens I have been privileged to see a letter from an Intern at InsYnc Exotics where so many Tigers recently died and now replaced-Your not exactly going to draw a crowd without tigers are we?!? Of course not, but why so soon when a menacing virus that has claimed so many tiger’s lives is possibly still lurking!?! Might even be dormant in the dirt… Moving past that, I learn it’s one of the biggest shams I have ever heard of and frankly there’s no doubt that Internship is a big money maker!!! -No wonder Baskin is wanting to build  motel/hotel for her Interns-The place full of paying customers-Interns my ass.  It’s not what people believe as an “Internship” as the term is inappropriately being used.

Full Definition of INTERN (Webster’s Dictionary-):  An advanced student or graduate usually in a professional field (as medicine or teaching) gaining supervised practical experience (as in a hospital or classroom)

 Ahhhh, things really aren’t as they appear to be!!! Scamming interns and volunteers-interesting concept if you have the stomach for it…
From the letter: “I started at InsYnc Exotics in late May of 2013 as community service on tickets…140 hours” Required community service per sentencing by a judge from breaking a law. For example, often in some cities or counties, if caught drinking while driving, along with probation.
[Blogger's note: anything taken directly from the letter will be quoted]
“I decided I wanted to become a volunteer. I liked the idea of helping out and loved the idea of learning new things…and since XXXXX wanted me to sign up, so I did…I worked hard and did everything they asked me… despite what else I had going on..”
“about a month in I was treated like crap infront of another volunteer and he was trying to use this other volunteer on his side..It didnt work out for him..he trashed community service called other volunteers idiots and didnt do much and instead of biting his head off …so the game of his that almost got him fired was put into play even though i knew he would never lose his job and was probably there to do just that…run me off..and then to prevent me of thinking badly, they started asking community service people if they wanted to volunteer.”
“Vickys son left Insync and tried to say the guy they hired came in was community service but it was obvious to me she knew this cat and the employees knew him as well, as time went on, their game was done… I was told by the accepted ones that they thought Vicky ran that place like crap…and at board meetings very stubborn and refuses to change anything….I noticed how certain ladies talk smack about people and are nice in their faces. I NOW know they talk smack about me and the rest of community service…”
“When you join Insync, they ask you to pay 50.00 and it goes towards your green shirt that you may or may not get…if they don’t trust you, then you don’t get…so you have to pay to be a volunteer…then they want you to pay 100.00 a month for membership…If you have 140 volunteers and they pay 100 monthly, that’s 14grand, even if only half can pay that 7 grand still…”
“They knew I didnt have it…In all their events they ask volunteers to brings drinks, coolers, ice, water melons, turkeys, gifts, and any thing else physical that she does not have to pay for…I brought coolers and turkeys stuff like that…Plus the substantial amount of extra monies these volunteers pay Vicky to assure their spot, loyalty, and knowing…what i started noticing is at least on my watch, she didn’t do much but babysit two cats and deal with the vet…
“it was said and it is true this lady refuses to even wash her own dishes for real, she sends out emails refusing to even buy toilet paper and refuses to for 140 volunteers. whom i believe pay for their toilet paper every month…she wants us to donate bottles water and then wants us to pay her a quarter for a bottled water and save the cold ones for her staff…5paid staff and two alleged to bully the other two that they perceive as weak…given one of them had a relationship with the owners son.”
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That’s just some of it -I am more than shocked-I’m pissed-no wonder no on wants to volunteer anymore to help the animals or people for that matter, after being taken advantage of like that-And I guarantee if it’s happening at one of these places, it’s happening at others including humane societies and other types of animal shelters…Where nothing is provided for the volunteers-Pay a quarter for the water that you just brought there and expected to drink yourself-and what happens when one goes down from the heat and had no water all day?!?

What’s with the toilet paper?!? Not providing it, again, will discourage anyone from going there and helping but brainwashed into believing it’s a privilege (which it is to do a Random Act of Kindness) goes so un-appreciated with so many ‘playing to play’ calling them interns makes absolute no sense to me-If anyone can provide a better explanation of this type of fools scam, please fill me in!!!

Any volunteers coming to help out should not be paying any fee, should be provided at least cold water, if not food and water!!! Anyone that’s been involved in this program should know that this is not how it always works…Only at places that are in it for the money and that’s quite a chunk of change!!! Anyone experiencing such treatment or has shoud share their stories!!!

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

UPDATE: Special Interest Groups of Animal Rights Extremist-TERRORISTS Want to Control the Decision of the Court-Part II

•August 27, 2014 • 2 Comments

Animal Rights Extremist-Terrorists in full force once again and once again they will have to set a new court date-Not set at this time-Ah, they wasted all that gas money coming from across the state and Ft. Smith, and your donations to any of their groups likely paid for their fuel and possibly their lunch as well…And you thought the money was for the animals-HA! You should know better by now…

Link of interest: http://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/special-interest-groups-of-animal-rights-extremist-terrorists-want-to-control-the-decision-of-the-court/

Shane and Anne Marie Duhon along with their attorney, Warren Goutcher were scheduled to appear in court today at 2pm.
Due to some backroom work, that appearance didn’t happen. Oh, but all 12 or so Animal Rights Extremist-Terrorists didn’t know THAT either-too funny!!! They showed up alright, once again, all decked out in their respective groups red tee shirts, blue jeans/ shorts and flip flops and sat down again in the jury box expecting to see the Duhon’s hauled off in handcuffs today.

To say that they were disappointed when they were told that the Duhons’ attorney asked for and was granted a continuance would be a gross understatement. Caryn Bearden was heard to say “WHERE is that DA?!? I want to talk to him!!!” and of course she felt more than comfortable attempting to intimidate Anne Marie and Shane by sitting down not 5 feet from them. In a stage whisper, telling a gentleman with a service dog awaiting his turn in front of the judge, exactly who “they’ are with a nod towards the Duhons, who they are.

Needless to say neither Anne Marie or Shane felt a moments fear from a woman who did not have the courage to state who she was-‘loud and proud’. Then Bearden even had the gall to walk up to Shane when Anne Marie and a ‘supporter’who then walked off to answer the call from the attorney.

Bearden then was heard to tell Shane “I don’t want anything bad to happen to you…” [HUH?!? -What BULLSHIT!!!]

Shane kept his cool and the calmly replied “Well then STOP what YOU are doing” -then turned away. Yes,

All of what has happened to Shane and Anne Marie can be laid directly at Caryn Hass Bearden’s feet. -In her own words “spearheaded the take down of Cajun Country Ranch” in a jealous fit of fear over her rescue PAWS of Wilburton possibly loosing out on donations to Cajun Country.

Many of the Animal Rights Extremist-Terrorists were the same as before, they do not live in Wilburton but come from other counties hours away. What a sad waste of gas and time for them-GOOD!!!

The next court date has not been set yet but you better believe they will find out and once agan take a stab at influencing the court’s decision.

Bloggers note: Shane is working long hard hours just to be able to pay for this attorney.
They do not have any extra money so what they are paying the attorney is taking away from paying for other things in life like their house, utilities-FOOD!!!
IF anyone feels the call to help them with the attorney fees there is a paypal account for that at cajuncountryranch@hotmail.com. Please note that the money is for a gift/legal fees. Besides fighting this mess, they are also fighting Child Protective Services to get their children returned to their home. ALL of that takes money -Something that they do not have.

All the things you didn’t know and now maybe wish you still didn’t!!! These people are totlly nuts and yet influence the courts in this country -This is just one example of how they do it-I did a FB search for some of them and there is one who is also involved in child services-Bet 10 bucks she made that call to CPS-Stupid bitch!! There’s nothing in place to stop this type of stalking as well there should be when they go al out to destroy lives and families!!!

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned and follow this blog for more updates on this case -B

ZOO WARS~PCBs and Other Waste Materials and Toxins Can Be Found In Landfills-CONTAMINATE the Land and WATER-Goes UNCHECKED at Big Cat Rescue

•August 22, 2014 • 4 Comments

For YEARS I have been complaining about Big Cat Rescue being built on an old landfill…I have insisted that the soil and the water is contaminated but failed to state what it’s contaminated with-possible PCBs and other toxins…The following research proves beyond a shadow of doubt there should have been and should continually be tested; there should be several soil samples and water tested as I believe it’s unsafe for both the animals and the people who go there.

It’s bad enough that people and animals can have cancer without being exposed to a landfill-our friends, neighbors, family members, wildlife and pets. Imagine, if you will, what exposure to known contaminates and toxins can do to increase the incidence when living on an old landfill or nearby!!!

This should have been of great concern to Carole Baskin~CEO Big Cat Rescue, for not only for the sake of the animals but the people who work there, the people who live there and all the VISITORS that go there. Baskin has a great deal of money so there is no excuse for not checking and double checking…Furthermore, she raises mire than enough money and money on hand for testing the land and the water supplied to the animals. By not having this done, if PCBs and/or other toxins are now found on that property or in the water; water that is coming from the old retention pond and lake the water source supplied for the animals drinking water, water that the animals have been swimming in; I not only suggest but state for the record that this is Deliberate and INTENTIONAL Animal Cruelty as she KNEW it was an old landfill when it was purchased and reason it was so cheap-For someone in real estate to ignore this fact is deliberately putting both people and animals in harms way!!!A Landfill

PCBs were banned in the U.S. in 1979 amid suggestions that these chemicals could have unintended impacts on human and environmental health. Image credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

from- http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/BuyerBeware.htm

‘BUYER BEWARE’…of old landfills and contaminated property! 

It is not unusual to find old landfills or randomly buried hazardous and non-hazardous waste under new or old homes, on farmland, or on commercial property – in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

How should old landfills and contaminated sites be managed? Full remediation is the only answer.  Regardless of whether a property is used for residential or commercial use, health risks should be mitigated to the greatest extent possible. In the case of buried waste, although testing may not reveal any current contamination, decomposing waste may include any material (metals, plastics, organic matter, etc.) and will eventually contaminate the surrounding area. Old landfills should be vented in order to prevent landfill gases from migrating underground and consentrating in nearby buildings. These gases can be extremely harmful to health. Those living nearby should have their indoor air tested.

Too often, federal, state, and local officials do not keep records of old local landfills or contaminated sites. In addition, testing and remediation of contaminated sites by government agencies is frequently not comprehensive. In an unknown number of cases, the responsible party (i.e., the polluter) is allowed to control the testing and remediation, which is akin to allowing “the fox to guard the henhouse.” This is why it is critical for property buyers to control, to the greatest extent possible, property testing and remediation activities.

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Types of waste and toxins that can be found in old landfills-Keep in mind, a landfill is more than household waste -the toxins surface as a form of gas and can be found in the water from run off -Baskin thought herself so smart as to pump the water in for the cats-They drink it and they are swimming in it.

With more than 150 cats now dead in less than 30 years, mostly from tumors and cancer; I can not help but question why there has been no testing over the years as would be the first suspect when an owner knows they built their facility on an d landfill-Big cats are already prone to cancer. Toxins could be at extremely high levels near the surface with high levels of PCBs and other toxins in the water and/or other extremely dangerous toxins on the property.

The following is a specific list of waste and toxins that can be found at a landfill.  -How can this be ignored by Baskin and the authorities!?! Does having money mean that Baskin is above keeping a check on this property for the health of the animals, the people that work there, people that live there, VISITORS, and what about being safe for herself and family that reside there?!? (Bloggers Note: Not that I care about her health or the health of her family as she is responsible for so many people now having health issues due to the damage she has caused and causing to people and their families including stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD.)

AtOldDump

from- http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/Wastes&Toxics.htm

(Bloggers note: This is the complete list provided at the link but not all the links provided-more links for more information can be found at the above link. Following any link might take you to another page; away from this site.)

Animal Waste (Bloggers Note: There are no lockouts at BCR-Keepers scarp from outside the cage -the same cages in place and rusting for years-Animal Waste is a contaminate yet Baskin still continues to use the same outdated methods for clean-up furthermore not having lockouts is dangerous for the keepers and the community and no evacuation equipment in place for emergencies even though extremely close to the Gulf) 

Arsenic:

Asbestos:

Aspartame, Asphalt:  another hazardous petroleum product

Beryllium, Chlorine:

Computer Chip Plants,

DDT:

  • EPA webpage for DDT
  • “DDT and other chemicals in the waters off the Los Angeles, Calif., coast that were left by decades of dumping may not be decaying as scientists had thought. New evidence shows that it may simply be spreading. The findings appear in the February issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The research was funded by the University of Southern California Sea Grant program, a partnership between USC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.” ENN, 2/5/99
  • Jan. 27 A World Wildlife Fund report finds sufficient scientific evidence of hazards to human health and wildlife to justify a global ban on the production and use of DDT. Although banned decades ago in North America because of its links to wildlife declines (such as the near extinction of the bald eagle) and possible risk to human health, DDT is still used to control mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects in many developing nations.

Dioxin:

Dredge, Electronics Waste,

Fertilizers:

EPA – Fertilizers, Environmental Fact Sheets: Waste-Derived Fertilizers – December 1997

Fiberglass:

Incinerator ash:

Lead: Links, articles, and information

Malathion: Gary Null’s Pesticides page

Mail: (junk mail)

Medical Waste:

Mercury, Mining, MTBE: MTBEcontamination.com

Nuclear and Radioactive waste:  Low Level Radioactive Waste by Dr. Judith Johnsrud, Sierra Club,

Paper Mills: Reach for the Unbleached

Perchlorate: http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/ZWAReportsPerchlorate.htm

Pesticides: Links, articles, and information

PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls): Links, articles, and information

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/pcbs.html

What are PCBs?

These chemicals were banned in the U.S. in 1979 amid suggestions that PCBs could have unintended impacts on human and environmental health. From the 1920s until their ban, an estimated 1.5 billion pounds of PCBs were made for things such as microscope oils, electrical insulators, capacitors, and electric appliances such as television sets or refrigerators. PCBs were also sprayed on dirt roads to keep the dust down prior to knowing some of the unintended consequences from widespread use. 

Prior to the ban in 1979, PCBs entered the air, water, and soil during manufacture and use. Wastes from the manufacturing process that contained PCBs were often placed in dump sites or landfills. Occasionally, accidental spills and leaks from these facilities or transformer fires could result in PCBs entering the environment.

PCBs can be found worldwide. In the 1960s, when initial research results were released, traces of PCBs could be detected in people and animals around the world – not only in heavily populated areas such as New York City, but also in remote areas as far as the Arctic. These findings of such widespread and persistent contamination contributed to the banning of the chemical in 1979.

PCBs can degrade or breakdown in the environment, but the process greatly depends on the chemical makeup of the PCBs. The degrading process also depends on where the PCBs are in the environment. Typically, PCBs are either broken down in the environment by sunlight or by microorganisms. Sunlight plays an important role in the breakdown of PCBs when they are in the air, shallow water, or surface soils. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi, biodegrade PCBs when found in soil or sediments.

Because PCBs exist in sediments, scientists need to determine if it is better to dredge and remove contaminated sediments from waterways or if it is safer to leave the sediments in place and cover with clean sediments, allowing them to naturally biodegrade. A cap or barrier can also be placed over contaminated sediments to prevent them from entering the environment. There are environmental, human health, and financial concerns with all of these alternatives.

Phthalates:

Alkyl Phthalates: Dimethyl phthalate has been widely used as an insect repellent applied directly to the skin. Dibutylphthalate is impregnated into fabric for the same purpose. It is more resistant to laundering than dimethyl phthalate. University of Florida

Plastics: Links and information

Radioactive waste:  see ‘Nuclear’ above

Sludge: Links and information

Talc:

Tire Incineration / Dumps / Latex Allergies: Links and information

Wood: BurningIssues

NOTE: Reports and studies sometimes use different measurements for the same value, example:
Both milligrams per liter (mg/l) or micrograms per gram (ug/g) = parts per million (ppm)

NOTE: “EPA Registered” on pesticide and other chemical products does NOT mean that the chemicals were tested for safety by the EPA or are safe to use. Most chemicals are not fully tested for safety by the EPA. The EPA continues to rely heavily upon research and reporting by industry.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00074085.html

Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Children Out Off High School Due to High Levels of PCBs

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LANDFILLS: Hazardous to the Environment 

SUMMARY

The U.S. has 3,091 active landfills and over 10,000 old municipal landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. However, in the “good old days,” every town (and many businesses and factories) had its own dump. According to the 1997 U.S. Census, there are 39,044 general purpose local governments in the United States – 3,043 county governments and 36,001 subcounty general purpose governments (towns & townships). One suspects that there are many more old and abandoned commercial, private, and municipal dumps than the 10,000 estimated by the EPA.

Municipal landfills and their leachate (water) and air emissions are hazardous. Municipal landfills can accept hazardous waste under federal law. An unlimited number of ‘conditionally exempt small generators’ of hazardous waste have access to municipal landfills. (See 40 CFR 261.5).

All landfills will eventually fail and leak leachate into ground and surface water. Plastics are not inert. State-of-the-art plastic (HDPE) landfill liners (1/10 inch or 100 mils thick) and plastic pipes allow chemicals and gases to pass through their membranes, become brittle, swell, and breakdown. 

“…82% of surveyed landfill cells had leaks while 41% had a leak area of more than 1 square feet,” according to Leak Location Services, Inc. (LLSI) website (March 15, 2000).

According to Dr. Fred Lee, “detection in new landfills can be difficult since the only way to know this is detection in the monitoring wells. The likelihood of a monitoring well at a single or double lined landfill detecting an initial leak is very small.” Monitoring wells should be located in areas most likely to detect contamination (i.e., testing the ground water after it has passed under the landfill.) See: Subchapter I: Solid Waste. Lined landfills leak in very narrow plumes, whereas old, unlined landfills will produce wide plumes of leachate. 

Old and new landfills are typically located next to large bodies of water (i.e., rivers, lakes, bays, etc), making leakage detection and remediation (clean-up) extremely difficult. This is due to the incursion of surface water in both instances. Federal and state governments have allowed landfill operators to locate landfills next to water bodies under the misguided principle: Detection by monitoring wells can also be very difficult at lined landfills. Lined landfills leak in very narrow plumes, whereas old, unlined landfills will produce wide plumes of leachate.

Ground water flows downstream, or toward nearby lakes and rivers. In some cases, monitoring wells have been located around landfills in areas least likely to detect leakage (i.e., upstream of the groundwater flow). This is in violation of federal law. See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Chapter I – Environmental Protection Agency, Subchapter I: Solid Waste / PART 258 (Updated 1997) – Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Adobe PDF). If a landfill is located next to a water body, then the monitoring wells should be located between the landfill and the water; or (if there is no space left), in the water. See: EPA’s Ground Water Monitoring

All landfills could require remediation, but particularly landfills built in the last 60 years will require a thorough clean-up due to the disposal of highly toxic chemicals manufactured and sold since the 1940’s. See:Remediation and Brownsfields 

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Proof beyond a shadow of doubt that the property and water at Big Cat Rescue is likely contaminated and no one doing a single test even though it’s more than obvious that something is severely wrong there with so many tumors, high incidence of cancer and an extremely high death rate!!! You be the judge-Do you really want to visit a place with such possibilities of contamination and do you really think any child should be allowed on the property with not a single test made of the property and water. What about those living nearby with years of animal waste contamination into that lake where people swim and go skiing -Hell, FISHING a popular sport at that lake!!!

As far as I’m concerned this should be alarming and notice to area residents of Citrus Park, Tampa, Florida.

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned and follow this blog  -B

ZOO WARS~Petitioning STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA~Stop the Ban!!!

•August 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

http://www.change.org/p/state-of-west-virginia-stop-west-virginia-senate-bill-371-prohibiting-the-ownership-of-exotic-animals?share_id=ZBmGoTOsjm&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_true

Follow the above link for the petition to help STOP the ban!!!

Stop West Virginia Senate Bill 371 Prohibiting the Ownership of Exotic Animals

“NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the possession of wild and exotic animals. The bill provides for a permit for those in possession on the effective date for limited exceptions to the prohibition and for removing the animals if they are being kept in violation of this article. The bill expresses legislative intent. The bill establishes agency jurisdiction. The bill defines certain terms. The bill permits expansion of the definitions. The bill limits custody and control of wild and exotic animals. The bill provides a permit for persons who possess a wild and exotic animal prior to effective date. The bill sets forth permit requirements. The bill requires a notarized permit application and fee. The bill splits the fee with Division of Natural Resources and county humane and animal control officer or the sheriff, in the alternative. The bill provides exemptions. The bill requires interagency cooperation. The bill provides rule-making authority.”

” The bill repeals §20-2-51.”

“As you can see.  This bill is in no way trying to protect individuals or ecosystems; it is an attack on responsible animal owners and a blanket law designed to charge fees for applications and impose fines for infractions.  It makes no guarantee of what is considered an exotic animal.  These can include any animal that they deem not a companion animal or livestock.  There is no common sense in this legislation whatsoever.  As anyone who owns of knows anyone that owns, keeps, or breeds exotic animals that they are responsible owners.  This bill is born out of outdated fear and blatant ignorant superstition of animals that the legislators do not understand.  This isn’t about responsible keeping more than it is shutting down the people and business who have devoted themselves to their exotic animals.  Even if you do not live in West Virginia; laws like these become trend setters.  Let’s tell the legislators of West Virginia not to participate in willfull ignorance by passing a bill which has no intention other than to punish those who love and keep exotic animals.”

 

West Virginia is once again considering legislation that, despite arguments to the contrary, would prohibit the possession of wild and exotic animals.  A similar bill was thankfully vetoed by Governor Tomblin in 2012.  The text of the bill is as follows (I have highlighted in bold the most alarming aspects of this bill):

Senate Bill No. 371

(By Senators Beach, Kessler (Mr. President), Fitzsimmons and Stollings)

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[Introduced January 16, 2014; referred to the Committee on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to repeal §20-2-51 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §20-17-1, §20-17-2, §20-17-3, §20-17-4, §20-17-5, §20-17-6 and §20-17-7, all relating to limiting the possession of wild and exotic animals; expressing legislative intent; authorizing agency jurisdiction; defining certain terms; permitting expansion of the definitions; limiting custody and control of wild and exotic animals; providing a permit for persons who possess a wild and exotic animal prior to effective date; establishing permit requirements; requiring a notarized permit application and fee; splitting of fee with Division of Natural Resources and county humane and animal control officer or the sheriff, in the alternative; providing exemptions; requiring interagency cooperation; and providing rule-making authority.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That §20-2-51 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be repealed; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §20-17-1, §20-17-2, §20-17-3, §20-17-4, §20-17-5, §20-17-6 and §20-17-7, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 17. LIMITING POSSESSION OF WILD AND EXOTIC ANIMALS.

§20-17-1. Intent.

(a) It is the intent of the State of West Virginia to protect the public against health and safety risks that wild and exotic animals pose to the community and to protect the welfare of the individual animals held in private possession. Currently, West Virginia is one of only eight states that lack any restrictions for wild and exotic animals kept by private individuals.

(b) Wild and exotic animals should be regulated for the following reasons:

(1) To prevent the introduction or spread of disease or parasites harmful to humans, domestic livestock and poultry, native wildlife, and captive wild and exotic animals;

(2) To ensure the physical safety of humans;

(3) To prevent the escape or release of an animal injurious to or competitive with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, native wildlife and other natural resource interests;

(4) To prevent the mistreatment of wild and exotic animals; and

(5) To prevent the removal and use of native wildlife taken from the public domain.

§20-17-2. Jurisdiction.

(a) The Division of Natural Resources will be the lead regulatory agency for entry and intrastate movement, sale, transfer, exhibition, possession and release of wild and exotic animals. Determination of adverse environmental and disease consequences posed by wild and exotic animals to free-living native wildlife is the responsibility of the Division of Natural Resources. In regard to disease implications, the Division of Natural Resources should consult with other agencies and authorities.

(b) The Department of Agriculture reserves the right to immediate examination and testing of wild or exotic animals when there is probable cause that the animals are harboring diseases or parasites suspected of endangering domestic animals. Measures deemed necessary to protect domestic animals and agricultural, horticultural and forestry interests, including quarantine, seizure, indemnification and destruction within the legislative authority of the Department of Agriculture, may be carried out independently of other state agencies. The Division of Natural Resources and the Bureau for Public Health will be advised of these activities. Actions taken by the Department of Agriculture will be compatible with the Federal Endangered Species Act and other federal laws.

(c) The Bureau for Public Health reserves the right to an immediate examination and testing of wild or exotic animals when there is probable cause that the animals are harboring diseases or parasites suspected of endangering public health. Measures deemed necessary to protect the public health including quarantine, seizure, and destruction may be carried out independently of other state agencies within the legislative authority of the Bureau for Public Health. The Division of Natural Resources and the State Department of Agriculture will be advised of these activities. Actions taken by the Bureau for Public Health will be compatible with the Federal Endangered Species Act and other federal laws.

(d) Any action taken by the Division of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture or the Bureau for Public Health is subject to the provisions of the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.

§20-17-3. Definitions.

(1) “Bureau” means the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health;

(2) “Department” means the West Virginia Department of Agriculture;

(3) “Division” means the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources;

(4) “Domestic animal,” or the plural, means an animal which, through extremely long association with humans, predominately as companions and pets, has been bred to a degree which has resulted in genetic changes affecting the temperament, color, conformation or other attributes of the species to an extent that makes them unique and distinguishable from wild individuals of their species. A comprehensive list of “domestic animals” shall be set forth by the division, in consultation with the department and the bureau, pursuant to the rulemaking authority of this article or the current legislative authority of the division.

(5) “Livestock animal” means a captive animal raised solely for meat or animal by-products or as brood-stock held in cages, pens, fences, enclosures or other man-made means of secure confinement that limit their movement within definite boundaries or as further defined in chapter nineteen of this code.

(6) “Wild and exotic animal,” “animal” or the plural mean any animals other than those defined as domestic and livestock, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fresh water fish that are either native wildlife or exotic, including hybrids thereof, which, due to their inherent nature, may be considered dangerous to humans, other animals or the environment. A comprehensive list of “wild and exotic animals” shall be set forth by the division, in consultation with the department and the bureau, pursuant to the rule-making authority of this article or the current legislative authority of the division.

(7) “Person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, organization, trade or professional association, firm, limited liability company, joint venture, association, trust, estate or any other legal entity and any officer, member, shareholder, director, employee, agent or representative thereof.

(8) “Possessor” means any person who owns, possesses, breeds, transports, releases or has custody or control of a wild and exotic animal.

(9) “Wildlife” means all animals occurring naturally in the state, either presently or historically, as defined by section two, article one of this chapter. “Wildlife” are “wild and exotic animals” for purposes of this article, but to the extent that any other provision of chapter twenty of this code conflicts with these provisions, the division will need to clarify the applicability.

(10) “Wildlife sanctuary” means a nonprofit organization as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986, and its subsequent amendments, that operates a facility that is a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned or displaced animals are provided care for their lifetime or released back to their natural habitat and is a facility with the following characteristics:

(A) No activity that is not inherent to the animal’s nature, natural conduct or the animal in its natural habitat is conducted except as needed for routine animal husbandry;

(B) No commercial activity involving any animal occurs including, but not limited to, the sale of or trade in animals, animal parts, animal by-products or animal offspring or the sale of photographic opportunities involving any animal or the use of any animal for any type of entertainment purpose;

(C) No unescorted public visitations or direct contact between the public and any animal; and

(D) No breeding of an animal(s) occurs in the facility.

§20-17-4. Possessing Wild and Exotic Animals Limited.

(a) Unless the activity is specifically exempted, no person may own, possess, breed, harbor, transport, release or have custody or control of a wild and exotic animal.

(b) Permit.– The division may issue a personal possession permit to a possessor of a wild and exotic animal prior to the effective date if:

(1) The possessor was in legal possession of the wild and exotic animal prior to the effective date of this article; and

(2) The possessor completes a notarized permit application for each wild and exotic animal by January 1 of each year containing:

(A) The name, address, telephone number and date of birth of the possessor.

(B) A description of each animal the applicant possesses, including the scientific name, sex, age, color, weight and any distinguishing marks or coloration that would aid in the identification of the animal.

(C) The exact location where the animal is kept and an accurate description of the secure, safe and humane enclosure where the animal is housed.

(D) The names, addresses and telephone number of the person from whom the possessor obtained the animal, if known.

(E) The name, address, and phone number of the veterinarian providing veterinary care to the animal and a certificate of good health, including proof that the animal has been sterilized, from the possessor’s veterinarian.

(F) Certification that the possessor is eighteen years of age or older and that the possessor has not been convicted of or found responsible for violating a local or state law prohibiting cruelty, neglect, or mistreatment of an animal and has not within the past ten years been convicted of a felony or been convicted for possession, sale or use of illegal narcotics.

(G) A fee of $200 has been made. The division shall keep fifty percent of the fee for handling its duties and remit the remaining fifty percent of the fee to the county human or animal control officer, or the sheriff in the alternative, to offset the cost of assisting in inspecting and controlling these animals. This will also provide the counties with important information about the wild and exotic animals in their vicinities.

(H) A plan for the quick and safe recapture of the wild and exotic animal if the animal escapes.

(I) Documentation that the possessor maintains liability insurance coverage in an amount of not less than $250,000 for damages stemming from destruction of property and death and bodily injury to a person caused by a wild and exotic animal.

(c) The county humane and animal control officers, or the sheriffs in the alternative, may be asked by the above agencies to inspect the wild and exotic animal and its enclosure. An inspection may be required by the division prior to issuing a permit. The possessor shall allow the division, department, bureau, county humane and animal control officers, and sheriffs, and their agents, to enter the premises where the animal is kept to ensure compliance with this article and other applicable laws.

(d) The division shall provide all possessor information obtained in the application to the department, bureau, county humane and animal control officers, or the sheriffs in the alternative, and shall strive to create a database tracking wild and exotic animals that these agencies can access.

(e) The division, department, bureau, county humane and animal control officers, or the sheriffs in the alternative, shall work together to share information regarding wild and exotic animals and to devise emergency response plans for emergent situations involving wild and exotic animals. Emergency contact information shall be provided to possessors in the application.

(f) The possessor shall use the emergency contact information immediately if it suspects the wild or exotic animal has a disease, injures a person, escapes or if any emergency arises involving the animal.

(g) Any possessor granted a permit shall notify the division of any changes to the stated information in the permit application at any time. Any changes will be disseminated to the other agencies.

(h) The possessor shall state in its notarized application that it will contact the division, the department, a wildlife sanctuary or an American Zoo and Aquarium Association accredited facility if the possessor can no longer care for the wild and exotic animal prior to releasing or euthanizing the wild and exotic animal.

§20-17-5. Exemptions.

The provisions of this article do not apply to:

(1) Institutions accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association or being mentored through the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

(2) Duly incorporated nonprofit animal protection organizations housing a wild and exotic animal at the written request of the division.

(3) Animal control or law-enforcement agencies or officers acting under the authority of this article.

(4) A person who is licensed by the division to rehabilitate native wildlife. Persons are only exempt for the native wildlife in their possession.

(5) Licensed veterinary hospitals or clinics treating wild and exotic animals.

(6) A wildlife sanctuary as defined under this article.

(7) A licensed or accredited research or medical institution.

(8) A licensed or accredited educational institution.

(9) A lawfully operated circus or rodeo.

(10) A person temporarily transporting a wild and exotic animal through the state if the transit time is not more than ninety-six hours and the animal is at all times confined sufficiently to prevent the wild and exotic animal from escaping.

§20-17-6. Confiscation and disposition of wild and exotic animals.

(a) The division, department or bureau may immediately confiscate any wild and exotic animal if the animal is kept in contravention of this article. The possessor is liable for the costs of placement and care for the wild and exotic animal from the time of confiscation until the time of return to the possessor or until the time the animal has been relocated to an approved facility, such as a wildlife sanctuary as defined under this article or an institution accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

(b) If a wild and exotic animal is confiscated due to the animal being kept in contravention of this article, the possessor must post a security bond or cash with the division, department or bureau in an amount sufficient to guarantee payment of all reasonable expenses expected to be incurred in caring and providing for the animal including, but not limited to, the estimated cost of feeding, medical care and housing for at least thirty days. The security bond or cash does not prevent the division from disposing of the animal after thirty days unless the person claiming the animal posts an additional security bond or cash with the division, department or bureau to secure payment of all reasonable expenses expected to be incurred in caring and providing for the animal for an additional thirty days and does so prior to the expiration of the first thirty day period. The amount of the security bond or cash shall be determined by the division and based on the current rate to feed, provide medical care and house the animal.

(c) If the possessor of a confiscated animal cannot be located or if a confiscated animal remains unclaimed, the division, department or bureau may contact an approved facility, such as a wildlife sanctuary as defined under this article or an institution accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association; allow the animal to be adopted by a person who currently possesses a personal possession permit; or, may euthanize the animal.

(d) If the wild and exotic animal cannot be taken up or recaptured safely by the division, department or bureau or if proper and safe housing cannot be found, the division, department or bureau may immediately euthanize the animal.

§20-17-7. Rule-making authority and agency cooperation.

(a) The division, department and bureau may develop inter-agency agreements or propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement this article and to take other action as may be necessary for the proper and effective enforcement of these provisions.

(b) The division, department and bureau shall cooperate to implement the provisions of this article and to take other action as may be necessary for the proper and effective enforcement of these provisions.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the possession of wild and exotic animals. The bill provides for a permit for those in possession on the effective date for limited exceptions to the prohibition and for removing the animals if they are being kept in violation of this article. The bill expresses legislative intent. The bill establishes agency jurisdiction. The bill defines certain terms. The bill permits expansion of the definitions. The bill limits custody and control of wild and exotic animals. The bill provides a permit for persons who possess a wild and exotic animal prior to effective date. The bill sets forth permit requirements. The bill requires a notarized permit application and fee. The bill splits the fee with Division of Natural Resources and county humane and animal control officer or the sheriff, in the alternative. The bill provides exemptions. The bill requires interagency cooperation. The bill provides rule-making authority.

 The bill repeals §20-2-51.

 As you can see above.  This bill is in no way trying to protect individuals or ecosystems; it is an attack on responsible animal owners and a blanket law designed to charge fees for applications and impose fines for infractions.  It makes no guarantee of what is considered an exotic animal.  These can include any animal that they deem not a companion animal or livestock.  There is no common sense in this legislation whatsoever.  As anyone who owns of knows anyone that owns, keeps, or breeds exotic animals that they are responsible owners.  This bill is born out of outdated fear and blatant ignorant superstition of animals that the legislators do not understand.  This isn’t about responsible keeping more than it is shutting down the people and business who have devoted themselves to their exotic animals.  Even if you do not live in West Virginia; laws like these become trend setters.  Let’s tell the legislators of West Virginia not to participate in willfull ignorance by passing a bill which has no intention other than to punish those who love and keep exotic animals.

 

 

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Zoo Wars~LIES-LIES-and more LIES, Endless LIES to Create Animal Bans

•August 20, 2014 • 7 Comments

More people getting paid to write articles for Big Cat Rescue-The possibilities are endless-That special twist to in an attempt to get an experience of a lifetime banned-Sickening when e legislatures believe the lies being told buy a ruthless woman, Carole Baskin-CEO BCR, paying people to repeat her words or worse yet, writing the articles herself by another name…LIES-LIES and more LIES. There is no requirement for a tiger to be on concrete or in a cage the size of a postage stamp although many of the tigers at Big Cat Rescue are living in extremely small cages that do NOT meet regulations-NOT secured to the ground and it is my belief that because this ‘facility’ is built on an old landfill is loaded with PCBs which would explain the cancer and tumors for al the have died there…Where’s the USDA or FFW on that!?! Furthermore the cats drinking water is pumped in from the old retention pond -also contaminated!!!

I am familiar with “Jungle Safari” -Owned and run by one of the nicest guys you ever want to met, Robby Engesser, and does an excellent job with his cubs. Obviously the writer found NOTHING wrong so made an attack based on LIES from Baskin!!! The following article is nothing but a cruel joke as it’s contents are not based on truth and facts -This is unacceptable!!!

http://www.rantoulpress.com/opinions/guest-commentaries/2014-08-19/guest-commentary-%E2%80%98jungle-safari%E2%80%99-nothing-cruel-joke-big-cats.

I am shocked and saddened to see that a man named Robert Engesser is traveling the country and setting up a roadside zoo full of exotic cats and  cubs in various cities using the name “Jungle Safari.”

Last week they were in our town at Rantoul Plaza.

Unscrupulous breeders of exotic cats like Engesser travel the country  displaying tiger cubs at fairs and malls and offering customers — for a fee of about $35 — the opportunity to pet the cubs and have their photos taken.

These breeders often promote their “pay to play with tiger cubs” scheme under the guise of providing consumers with education about big cats. But the  truth is they are simply using these innocent young creatures to make money.

[Bloggers note-I guess she wants Robby to provide all that he does for free-Maybe the truth be known, she didn't have or could afford the $35.00 for an experience of a lifetime!!]

Without knowing the facts, seeing children pet cute tiger cubs seems adorable and innocent. But according to Big Cat Rescue, an accredited sanctuary in Florida, in reality these cubs endure a miserable existence while they are on display and then are destined, in most cases, to a life sentence in deplorable conditions or are killed as part of the multi-million-dollar illegal trade in tiger parts.

[Bloggers note: According to FFW-Big Cat Rescue is NOT a Florida accredited sanctuary as previously reported on this blog. 2) The only deplorable existence than in a SCAM-tuary/SCUM-tuary like BCR as what Baskin describes is of her own facility. 3) OUTRIGHT LIE-"killed as part of the multi-million-dollar illegal trade in tiger parts"-non-existent although I can't help but wonder what BASKIN does with all those tiger skins and skulls on the return from the taxidermy of more than 150 cats that HAVE DIED AT BIG CAT RESCUE largely due to cancer and tumors.]

If asked, these exhibitors usually tell patrons that the cubs will have a wonderful home once they are too big to have contact with the public, either at their facilities or elsewhere.

However, regulations allow any owner in the U.S. to keep a tiger in a concrete-floored, chain-link enclosure not much bigger than a parking space, often with nothing to do but walk in circles or stare out … for the rest of their lives.

[Bloggers note: One look at any enclosure demonstrates that this is not usually a requirement and the only small enclosures are usually found in places calling themselves 'sanctuary']

Enforcement of the rules that do exist is limited because there are not enough inspectors to adequately monitor the thousands of tigers owned by people licensed to exhibit animals. We treat criminals in prison far better than the way most owners end up treating captive tigers, whose only crime was being bred by a breeder/exhibitor to make money.

[Bloggers note: There are not there are not thousands of  tigers un-regulated...Fact is over regulated]

People who are unaware of the facts surrounding this important issue innocently support the abuse by patronizing the cub displays. The cubs are adorable, and the exhibitors are skilled at telling their lies. But  increasingly, people are becoming aware of the issue and the abuse. As the number of people who object to such displays grows, more and more venues are banning the displays, both for humane reasons and because it is good business not to offend the growing number of customers who do not want to see animals  mistreated.

I want our town to be a forward-thinking one and ban these roadside zoos.
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That was written by a complete IDIOT and unfortunately many people will actually believe this pack of lies-COMPLETE BULLSHIT an un-fortunately can led to the obvious…

http://wpdh.com/popular-fair-attraction-now-illegal-in-new-york/

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation that now makes it illegal for traveling fairs and attractions to allow people to come in contact with lions, tigers and other big cats.  Fox News says wildlife advocates claim these baby tigers are often taken from their parents at a young age and neglected.  The interactions with humans can be harmful to both people and the small animals.  And then once the animals grow too old to be trusted with humans, they are discarded.

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I have yet to see a tiger cub discarded especially when there is USDA/APHIS control on these animals with record reviews of where the animal go- Animals can not be exhibited without the owner having the required USDA/APHIS permit to exhibit-There is nothing illegal about having you pictured made with any big cat cub unless you live in New York State and this law goes beyond reason!!!

There’s NOTHING better than an adorable tiger cub, holding him and having your picture taken to remember the moment. Then you learn that tigers are going extinct in the wild and banned from ownership or restricted ownership in this country-Pictures most definitely do make a difference and extremely educational as you might not know or even care about the plight of this animal had you not decided t have your picture taken in the first place-Good going New York-Another dumb move for things that you really know nothing about!!!

Realizing that she will never be able to have this experience again-a jealous Carole Baskin~CEO Big Cat Rescue wants no one to have this special moment and privilege. She failed as a breeder and will never be able to touch another cub without the ridicule so she figures that you shouldn’t be able to either-Now no one in New York state will be able to touch ANY animal-Thanks Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue/Wild Life on Easy Street (BCR/WOES) for destroying the enjoyment, relationship and education with animals for people living in New York!!!

I am glad I have better things to do than destroy the lives and businesses of other people by creating obscure reasons for laws based on my hatred of both animals and people-By complaining about other people and missing out on the things I enjoy because I have created a life for myself that I hate. This is the worse kind of BULLY and LIAR feeding the Animal Rights Extremists-Terrorist Animal Gestopo to get it done.

At the zoo FredAt rhe zoo 4 cropped

Great day at the GW Exotic Animal Park-Thank you Joe Schreibvogel!!!

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

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Zoo Wars~Opps-Looks like Baskin (BCR/WOES) is Barking Up the Wrong Tree~Don’t mess with Our Hybrids!!!

•August 19, 2014 • 2 Comments

Thinking she can get away with just about anything and everything-after all, it appears this woman has even gotten away with murder!!! I think that Carole Baskin just may have overstepped her boundaries this time~Maybe messing with house cats will led to her demise -that is unless she finds another cat to ‘rescue’ and plead for more money. Of course that will take a special cat-one that might really be in need of rescue; however, after milking it for all it’s worth, she just might euthanize it as she has done before!!!

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/big-cat-rescue-fraud-and-lies-c723633.html

Big Cat Rescue, Tampa, Florida Complaints & Reviews – Fraud and Lies

My complaint is Big Cat Rescue, and the founder Carol Baskin, and the more I find out about her and the supposed rescue the more of a rancid flavor it leaves in my mouth. I became aware of Big Cat Rescue while researching Bengals, a hybrid cat I was interested in purchasing one. I found article in which Mrs. Baskin disparaged Bengals, claiming this cats were vicious, unpredictable, attacked pets, children, adults and the elderly, were a nuclear warhead for wildlife and would create a super cat in feral colonies that would prey upon even natural predators. Not to mention that she claims hybrid cats use owner’s house as a urinal. I was applaud, and after finding actual real partial research I welcome two Bengals into my home within the last the last couple of years.

I recently become reacquainted with Big Cat Rescue because of the hybrid ban she and several other sanctuaries and animal advocacy groups introduced in California and Florida. Through researching big Cat Rescue, I found that Mrs. Baskin, the founder of this BCR is a con artist, liar, and is a horrible person. Who knows her past since it changes to fit her moods. In some she was her second husband’s mistress and in her new version they became friends and later lovers. She is the reason he was wealthy. It must be nice to rewrite your past. She and her second husband breed exotic cats and currently most of her cats are from her own breeding program or from the exotic pet trade, which does not mean that the cats were abused as Baskin claims. I give her credit, she is well versed in writing tales of woe that have befallen her supposedly abused cats. But it is a rarity if even half of it is true. Why does she do this? Because abuse stories pulls at heart strings and brings in bigger donations. There is a paper trail which clearly show her purchases and births of her cats, and plenty of ex employees and volunteers she has bullied. She is not satisfied with only lying about her animals, she lies about other cat sanctuaries, because she does not want competition. Mrs. Baskin enjoyed her life as a millionaire, and uses the donations for her personal piggy bank. She gives herself a very generous salary and still lives high on the hog, while her cats, do not get the best of care as she claims. Many of them die of cancer because the land they live on was a land fill. So the water those animals drink and play in are contaminated. Her enclosures for the money she takes in should be much better, and she has been fined many times for lack of care and for unsafe enclosures. Many people have been hurt by her cats, from escaping, or when she allowed people to interact with her big cats. Baskin is a horrible person, who truly does little to help big cats. Anyone stupid enough to ignore the overwhelming evidence of fraud, lies, and immoral of her character and the people she surround herself with is just stupid. BCR should be closed down and Baskin should face charges of slaunder, fraud, and misuse of donations. Oh, she does not believe a word she says about hybrid cats. She stated in1995 that F2 Bengals made wonderful pets, and had a soft pelt. She also owns her own personal Savannah that lives in her home. I would love her to explain the picture with the cat wrapped around her neck. In all, I hate her, she also works hand in hand with HSUS. In all she is nothing but a very talented con artist. One day, she will get hers. Oh, and she said she loves animals, yet sat by as horses were being abused right nwxt next to her. She only loves money. She also called owners of hybrid cats animal abusers, she is one to since she owns one!

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I’ve never been or even heard of this site but you can list complaints and make comments to complaints-Have fun-Knock yourselves out filing them-she can not delete them or make them go away.

My comment to this post:

More information on the hybrids from Carole Baskin-Big Cat Rescue/Wildlife on Easy Street (BCR/WOES) Lies, Fraud and Deception-In her own words. Over and over again we see her deceiving the public for donations-In my opinion, animals in actual need of ‘rescue’ should NEVER be sent there as they will be euthanized or die a short time later. Owner of the larges collection of dead cats anywhere in the United States should be her actual her actual claim to fame. Her late husband a cold case that can not be solved-He was declared dead by her although no actual body has ever been found. After inheriting millions on his supposed death, became a SCAM-tuary. Built on an old landfill in Florida with the cats provided water from the old retention pond. It’s no wonder the most these deaths have been from cancer or tumors!!!

​Carole Baskin is no stranger to bad legislation to end contact with big cats. Already helped to create bans that are unacceptable.

​Joined at the hip to HSUS and adapted to their standard of ending all relations and contact with animals has shown her true self when she attacked the hybrid house cats that are not considered anymore than a regular house cat and confirmed with FL-FFW …Time this woman be taught a lesion and just maybe the owners of hybrid house cats will be the one’s to stop her.

http://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/a-rebuttal-using-baskins-own-video-exotic-cats-as-house-petslies-fraud-deception/

Disclaimer connected to this bog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

 
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