ZOO WARS~MATTER OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE!!!~Petition~ Ask FWC NOT to Approve an Unsafe Enclosure

More than disgusted that Carole and Howard Baskin of Big Cat Rescue/BCR/Wildlife on Easy Street/WOES, only received a warning and not even a citation after putting a leopard in an unapproved enclosure without a top. Florida has NEVER approved for a leopard or a jaguar to be in a cage without a top on the enclosure althou Baskin insinuates that the Florida regulations have recently changed when they have NOT!!! It’s always been the rule when the regulations were first written and enforced So what does that say for following the regulations in Florida?!? Apparently, it means that some people will only get a warning while others will receive a citation or worse yet, their animals confiscated. FWC can’t have it both ways.

Carole and Howard Baskin have run around this country promoting the Big Cat Safety Act, creating laws, regulations and bans-Yet, can’t obey the regulations in their own state and then only get a warning after putting HUMAN lives in danger…Please sign the petition and share wildly!!!

Follow this link to the petition, sign and SHARE this post WILDLY!!!

https://www.change.org/p/florida-fish-and-wildlife-conservation-commission-ask-fwc-not-to-approve-the-requested-exemption-that-would-allow-big-cat-rescue-tampa-to-continue-endangering-the-lives-of-human-beings

Ask FWC Not to Approve the requested Exemption that would allow Big Cat Rescue Tampa to continue Endangering the lives of human beings.

According to Ch 10 News, The Florida Wildlife Commission confirms they have issued a unsafe Leopard Enclosure warning to Big Cat Rescue Tampa.

To:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Executive Director, Nick Wiley
Inspector General, Mike Troelstrup
Mike Deeson, WTSP News
Major Ron Cave

We the Petitioners ask FWC Not to Approve – the requested Exemption that would allow Big Cat Rescue Tampa to continue Endangering the lives of human beings.According to Ch 10 News, The Florida Wildlife Commission confirms they have issued a unsafe Leopard Enclosure warning to BCR.
http://www.news10.com/story/26726339/big-cat-rescue-issued-warning-for-leopard-enclosureAccording to BCR, the…

We the Petitioners ask FWC Not to Approve – the requested Exemption that would allow Big Cat Rescue Tampa to continue Endangering the lives of human beings.According to Ch 10 News, The Florida Wildlife Commission confirms they have issued a unsafe Leopard Enclosure warning to BCR.
http://www.news10.com/story/26726339/big-cat-rescue-issued-warning-for-leopard-enclosureAccording to BCR, the Florida Wildlife Commission inspectors said they saw no way a leopard could escape their vacation rotation enclosure and they issued a warning, not a citation, because they believed it was clear that no harm was intended and no harm would have come of the situation?

BCR Quote
“Since we were obviously not aware of the rule and there was no imminent danger, they issued a warning, instead of a citation.
http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-oct-8-2014/

Is FWC unaware that from 1996 – 2003 there have been several incidents of Loose Big Cats and Big Cat Attacks with lawsuits at Wildlife on Easy St/BCR Tampa?
http://causes.worldpeacemeet.com/stoplivefeeds/bcr-news-investigations/

FWC Investigation Report
The complaint was Received on: 9/28/2014
The Inspection given on: 10/2/2014
Why did it take FWC 4 days to respond to a dangerous threat to the public?
http://causes.worldpeacemeet.com/stoplivefeeds/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FWSW14OFF13437BaskinBCR100214
ReportLeopard.pdf

BCR claims that the actual rule is confusing, however it is very clear the rule states that Leopards and jaguars shall not be kept in uncovered enclosures.

68A-6.004 Standard Caging Requirements for Captive Wildlife.
(4) Carnivores and Certain Omnivores with Similar Requirements:
c. Outdoor cages over 1,000 square feet (uncovered) for cougars shall have vertical jump walls at least 10 feet high, with a 4-foot, 45 degree, inward angle overhang. Leopards and jaguars shall not be kept in uncovered enclosures except in facilities with wet or dry moats, which have been previously approved in writing by the Commission.

BCR further attempts to place blame elsewhere by calling the complaint ridiculous and a diversion from the work of passing the Big Cats & Public Safety Act. Please Note – The Big Cats & Public Safety Act is being promoted by BCR Tampa – a facility that publicly states they do not know or follow the current State Regulations on Public Safety and Big Cats.

Why would a Big Cat expert not know the natural ability of a leopard?

It is common knowledge that the leopard can climb and jump higher than any other big cat and is the master of stealth and they are so strong and comfortable in trees that they often haul the bodies of large animals into the branches. Their unique anatomy allows them to climb Very well whether old, arthritic or declawed and leopards wrists Lock which gives them the ability to climb so well, while using their digits like fingers extracting one toe, two toes.. etc.. They can run up to 36 miles per hour, leap 20 feet forward in a single bound and jump 10 feet straight into the air from a stand still.

How long has BCR been endangering the public and the animals in their care? See Nyla in the Vacation area a few days before her death on DOD 3/16/14. How close are the Trees to the fences in the back of this photo?
A facility that gives paid tours and located in a well populated area of a strip mall.
http://bigcatrescue.org/nyla/

Leopards at BCR living in inhumane water soaked grounds.
https://animalist.com/bigcatrescueextras/daily-big-cat-simba-leopard-braves-the-water/

Sincerely,
[Your name]

_______________________

Link of interest:

https://www.change.org/p/florida-fish-and-wildlife-conservation-commission-ask-fwc-not-to-approve-the-requested-exemption-that-would-allow-big-cat-rescue-tampa-to-continue-endangering-the-lives-of-human-beings

To sign the petition go here:

https://www.change.org/p/florida-fish-and-wildlife-conservation-commission-ask-fwc-not-to-approve-the-requested-exemption-that-would-allow-big-cat-rescue-tampa-to-continue-endangering-the-lives-of-human-beings

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

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~ by topcatsroar on October 19, 2014.

One Response to “ZOO WARS~MATTER OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE!!!~Petition~ Ask FWC NOT to Approve an Unsafe Enclosure”

  1. Oh, but they didn’t know about that rule, and no real harm came of it! By that reasoning, no one should be punished for violating a rule or law they claim they didn’t know about (there’s so many obscure laws that you are probably violating at least one or two every day no matter what you are doing). “I didn’t know I had to keep my dog’s water bowl full to the brim 24/7, and no actual harm came from its being only half full, so why are you hauling my ass to jail and taking all my animals to be euthanized?” What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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