ZOO WARS~Conditions at Big Cat Rescue go from BAD to WORSE -MORE than a Public Safety Issue!!! Money and Politics!! UPDATED!
“Simba leopard loves vacation rotation but he just HATES the water and recent downpours have left him surrounded by the shallows! But being the good boy he is, Simba is coaxed by Keeper Marie into coming off his island and taking his meds.”
I am sure that there are other videos that demonstrate leopards have been in the “vacation” cage with no top just as I am certain that these animals are not being properly cared for. Just the fact that they are served raw food on porous concrete pads is alarming-Imagine the bacteria growth under and around those feed pads. They seem more interested in making videos then the violations that these videos expose and at the same time the bragging rights to ‘animal rescue’. I’d like nothing more for someone to go in there and do a REAL animal rescue and take those cats out of there!!!
So, where’s the USDA -I don’t know-you got me as I am sure they do receive complaints on this place and like FWC have doing nothing including properly writing up the violations…Seems there may be going on behind the scenes…UNACCEPTABLE-These agencies are using taxpayer dollars that require enforcement and go by a code of ethics. For BCR to only receive a warning is UN-ethical!!!
With all the concern for animal welfare and all the animal rights people screaming about improper care for healthy animals-Where are they?!? Instead it’s all money and politics…Money collected for animal care by Big Cat Rescue is going in the pocket of a lobbyist. Of course a million dollar NFP has hired a lobbyist. Where’s the proof-Here ya go: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=F46740&year=2014
Plus the money spent to join GFAS/HSUS-The sponsorship at the HSUS convention…All for the ‘bragging rights’ and frankly, I’m not sure if the money would keep rolling in if people knew the full extent of the fraud Big Cat Rescue perpetrating on the unknowing public. It’s a roadside zoo picking up FREE animals to place in old worn out cages built on and old landfill with a burrow pit that’s being used for recreational purposes and never passed any inspection of the land for that purpose. The only ones considering it a sanctuary are the owners themselves as FWC does not consider it a Florida sanctuary and licensed as an exhibitor by FWC and the USDA.
What’s worse is that Big Cat Rescue considers hybrid housecats as an animal that should be banned but the authorities Florida and California have rejected this idea. BCR houses these animals in their roadside zoo as well:
Poor kitty and reminds me of those HSUS/ASPCA ad for donations doesn’t it!?! If Carole and Howard Baskin have it their way this will be the new face of Big Cat Rescue.
So to stay true to my word-I’ve spent the weekend looking for businesses in Citrus park that would be concerned about their employees and their customers as well as unsuspecting tourists and visitors to the area.
Meanwhile, poor Serenity Springs and Yogie and Friends and others are going through Hell due to selective/target enforcement from the USDA. Now compare these pictures with the ones above and tell me it’s not money and politics-To Hell if it isn’t!!! Recent pictures of Serenity Springs show a different story: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/zoo-warssuit-filed-against-the-usda-and-accepted-by-the-court/
Trip Advisor photo from Serenity Springs-Seems rather absurd to me and a big waste of tax payer money for agencies to stand behind their inspectors without first checking on the facility for target/selective enforcement; the same would go for a facility with numerous complaints with no violations by changing to another inspector for inspection before it comes to a federal issue in court when it could easily be solved with a change of inspectors.
At what point do some of the finest and nicest animal places decide to throw in the towel and call it quits? What a shame that the younger generation is in danger of loosing such wonderful and truly educational facilities for animals like Serenity Springs, Yogie and Friends and other facilities are being subjected to target/selective enforcement with absolutely nothing or very little wrong with their facilities yet, Big Cat Rescue is not meeting standards with inspectors doing nothing!!!
You bet there is reason to be disgusted when agencies are not doing their job properly and controlled by money and politics rather than do the right thing for members of the community and the animals in a facility!!! If you have an issue with this type of enforcement of regulations you should voice your opinion that the Animal Rights agenda and the politics are effecting proper enforcement please send letters of concern to your representatives both federal and state, to FWC and USDA/APHIS.
Letters of concern for Florida Wildlife Commission should be directed to Ron Cave firstname.lastname@example.org
The USDA/APHIS should be directed to all four offices-Subject Animal Welfare and Public Safety Issues:
|Riverdale, MD Office
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
Phone: (301) 851-3751
Fax: (301) 734-4978Fort Collins, CO Office
2150 Centre Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
Phone: (970) 494-7478
Fax: (970) 494-7461
Raleigh, NC Office
Center for Animal Welfare Office
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