Saturday, July 08, 2006

Big Cat Rescue's Mission

Our Mission at Big Cat Rescue is to stop the commercial exploitation of exotic cats. The single largest cause of abuse and abandonment in the U.S. are people who try to make pets of these wild animals. 85% of the great cats seeking shelter are the result of their being sold as pets and those that were used for entertainment or edu-tainment. Many people claim to be educating the public about conservation by dragging exotic cats into schools and malls on leashes, but they really do it because they make a living doing that. When these cats reach adulthood they become unmanagemable and thus unprofitable and are uncerimoniously dumped at auctions, into canned hunts, sold for their parts into the Asian medicinal trade, or relgated to basements and cages to breed yet another unfortunate generation.