Zoo Wars -Big Cat Rescue/BCR/WILDLIFE on EASY STREET is NOT a Sanctuary
As long as the new law doesn’t/won’t effect Big Cat Rescue/BCR/ WILDLIFE on EASY STREET then Baskin/Kemmer will push for unlawful and illegal bans on animals including this new legislation stating what you will or will not be allowed to do with your animal and will effect animal husbandry programs as well as training for these animals for both educational and entertaining purpose-There is more to this bill than breeding and how you will raise the cubs born. This new regulation if passed, will have a damning effect on these animals for medical purposes as there would be no behavior modification allowed what-so-ever that could easily put these animal in harms way!!! But hey, what do they care at WILDLIFE on EASY STREET/BCR with probably the highest death rate for big cats in the state of Florida and probably the United States!!! -We only know what animal we are told died…we do not know how many countless cubs DIED there before any documentation took place at WILDLIFE on EASY STREET/BCR and we most certainly are aware of a nightmare that came after a purchase of a Serval that I made and died just days after it was received, my first actually big cat loss at that time (!!!) and the countless stories I have been told from others of their nightmare after a purchase from Baskin.
It is outrageous to believe that any of this proposed regulation protects the public with the intrusion on animal ownership or that any animal will benefit by this regulation being passed!!! If you care about these animals whether Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist or not you must consider or reconsider your stand on this regulation as no animal benefits from it, animals will be bred and die because of it and this presents a set back for animal husbandry and behavior modification programs nationwide!!! .
I am rather shocked an amazed that Laurie Gage, the USDA/APHIS feline expert has not warned against such a regulation or she doesn’t actually have the credentials that the USDA claims that she has and what we have been led to believe. Unless she too is an Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist!!! I am more the exert than Baskin on Big Cats and ADMITTED by Baskin in her book on the proper care and feeding for exotic cats that offers formulas for bottle feeding these animals that I helped develop and attempted to skill Baskin in cub skills that she never was able to successfully do without HIRING someone else to care for the cubs she purchased to resale and the ones that she bred at WILDLIFE on EASY STREET!!!
This and more to continue to be exposed so that you will know more about what you are donating to with your hard earned money. Money that went to HSUS (Accreditation for GFAS!!!) and to work right along with HSUS for possible potential donations…
Does this look like a tax return for a facility needing your donations?!?
This new regulation will do more harm to the welfare of Big Cats in captivity than any other!!!
The support of this bill proves my point that Carol Lewis Baskin and Jeff Kemmer, Big Cat Rescue/BCR/WILDLIFE on EASY STREET has NO real concern for these animals and trying to monopolize on Big Cat ownership with the attraction that is NOT a Florida sanctuary according to Florida Fish and Wildlife although their claim, which is deceptive to the innocent donating public, that is not being totally used for the health, welfare and care of the animals in residence at this well known and really NOT a particularly popular attraction in Tampa, FL or there would be no need to solicit donations. Both Lowery Park Zoo and Bush Gardens in Tampa, FL, offer more so -Why bother going to an old landfill when there are nicer places to go.
I find it interesting that they CLAIM they are not a roadside zoo and that they are providing an educational and conservation program -HUH?!? At the same time, in their next breath, state that educational and conservation ONLY exists there, that no other attraction can offer in the nation -WHAT?!?, and the reason that they are open to the public as an attraction, which, in actuality, is rather disappointing for the $25.00 gate fee to get in the gate and an outright LIE!!!
Both Bush Gardens and Lowery Park Zoo, both in Tampa, FL as well, are NOT roadside zoos as the claim made by BCR insinuates… Both Bush Gardens and Lowery Park Zoo offer state of the art facilities for the animals and a superb educational program to people who enter their attractions!!!
For Halloween, you can go on a tour of BCR with a flashlight-just imagine that!!! Holy Moly, a rather scary and alarming thought -AH, excuse me but WHERE’S THE PROTOCOL for that?!? Can anyone explain how they can offer this to the public, as safe?!?…Especially if it rains and you find yourself wondering around in the mud-OMG!!!-NO sidewalk or cleared path?!? NONE that I could see there on this so called educational tour that is designed to scare you out of your wits-Isn’t that some education and conservation program?!? -HA!!! This demonstrates just how bad the husbandry skills are at WILDLIFE on EASY STREET…er…BCR…My money was well spent just to confirm what a scam this place really is and relay my experience!!! Hey Carole, never know who’s coming thru the gate-even me -aye!
Bush Gardens no only has animals and rides but a fabulous Halloween exhibit where you will not be put in harms way…Lowery Park Zoo offers Boo fest…give me a break!!! A REAL sanctuary would not be open to the public, most certainly NOT as an attraction, especially with a Halloween special in the dark utilizing flashlights with no safety protocol and there would be no fee charged to get in the gate-The entire program is a well organized scheme for money!!! er…donations…
If these places are Roadside zoos-What is Big Cat Rescue/BCR/WILDLIFE on EASY STRET …othing any more than a Roadside Zoo built on an old landfill and I give you three guesses where the water comes from to this place…
Big cat owners frustrated with proposed law preventing interaction
Carl Bovard lets visitors play with tiger cub Summer at Single Vision, a wildlife sanctuary in Melrose. But new legislation may prevent the public from interacting with cubs like Summer.
This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will vote on an amendment that would restrict people’s interaction with big cats, bears and primates. If the amendment passes, the public would not be allowed within 15 feet of these animals, and caretakers would be prohibited from bottle-feeding or hand-raising unless a veterinarian deemed it medically necessary.
Jeff Kremer, director of donor appreciation at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, said the legislation is aimed at roadside zoos and “pseudo-sanctuaries” that exploit cubs. Too often, he said, these businesses acquire cubs and make large sums from letting people visit with them. These businesses never plan to keep the adult animal and often send grown tigers to unsuitable environments.
Allowing the public to interact with cubs has subsequently created a breeding market, Kremer said. The new legislation could eliminate loopholes across the country.
“There are patchworks of differing laws and regulations across states,” he said.
Florida already has some of the strictest animal ownership laws in the country, but it also has one of the highest numbers of animal escapes, Kremer said.
Bovard agreed that stricter national measures are needed to regulate breeding exotic animals. But he said he’s opposed to the USDA amendment because it will punish responsible animal caretakers, too.
“When you breed a cat like this, you need to have a plan for its whole life. You can’t breed it and just plan on selling it in six months,” he said.
Although there are about 3,000 tigers in the wild, about 5,000 captive tigers are estimated to be in private hands in the U.S. alone, according to http://worldwildlife.org/. The amendment would affect every legitimate educational facility across the country, Bovard said.
“Without giving the public a chance to see the animals, we lose the ability to educate,” he said.
A version of this story ran on page 8 on 10/9/2013 under the headline “Big cat owners hiss about proposed law preventing interaction”
Oh and look who has showed her ugly face in the comments…REALLY?!?
Baskin statement from the comments:
“Back yard breeders know that the public wants to touch the wild and wants to believe that they can do so and not be hurting the cats, but it’s not true. None of these captive bred big cats serve any role in conservation, including that of “education.” Teaching people that it is OK to have tigers in your backyard, and take their cubs away to use as photo and petting props, is teaching people the wrong message. In 20 years of rescuing exotic cats, I’ve never met one of these people who was a conservation education teacher before they had a big cat to show off on a leash, or after they dumped them and moved on. If cared for properly, a big cat costs 10,000 per year and they can live into their twenties. The money the exploiters make today charging for interaction can’t possibly provide lifetime care.” _ I think I just puke in my mouth…
How about checking these previous posts:
Any incident that occurred in 1997 until present occurred after Don Lewis, Baskin’s previous husband, went missing!!!
Just look at this Dateline expose’!!! There’s more throughout this blog…look in the archives for Zoo Wars….
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned -B
~ by topcatsroar on October 10, 2013.
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