Saturday, July 08, 2006

Bobcats Rescued by Big Cat Rescue

Raindance is one of the best known cats at Big Cat Rescue. The fur industry that produced her is a barbaric practice that is not regulated by any animal welfare law. Bobcats and lynx are kept in crates just large enough for them to stand up and turn around in. Their cages are filled with excrement and rotting food. The cats are not given any sort of medical care and cuts and bites and frostbitten ears become infected to the point of death in many cases.
Because it is the fur that is prized the cats are given no shelter from the freezing wind and rain so that their fur will grow thicker. The cats are raised until they are a year old and then slaughtered. Their precious belly fur, the white spotted fur that you see in coats and trimmed garments, is cut away for sale and the rest of the cat often ground up and refed to the living cats.