There Are More Captive Tigers In The U.S. Than In The Wild Worldwide. This Bill Could Change That
Big cats, big problems.
In Carole Baskin’s dream world, there would be no lions and tigers in cages. That includes at her own facility — a certified sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, in Tampa, Florida.
Big Cat Rescue is home to 89 lions, tigers, ocelots, sand cats, bobcats, cougars and other big cats. Baskin keeps a spreadsheet of how each animal got to her, along with information about the animals that she’s been contacted about but hasn’t taken in.
It’s a grim read. There’s a bobcat kept as a pet, whose owner no longer wants him. A lioness seized in a drug raid. A tiger and a lion who used to be with the circus. A coatimundi losing his home because his owners are getting divorced...Read More