|Casper was seized in a drug raid where he had been used by narcotics dealers to protect their stash. Frequently these cats are chained to walls in basements and garages and are feared as much by their owners as the people they were purchased to intimidate. |
Their paws are often mutilated through declawing and they don't get the nourishment and sunlight they need as cubs so they suffer a lifetime of papershell bones that break from the slightest impact.
These great cats were meant to run free, to choose their own mates, and to be able to hunt the food they need to grow healthy and strong.
Drug dealers aren't the only criminals who try to make pets of wild animals. Anyone who breeds and sells a wild animal for profit at the expense of that animal's right to live free is just as much a criminal as Casper's owners were.