Saturday, July 08, 2006

Jaguar Relaxing at Big Cat Rescue

The Jaguars of Big Cat Rescue had some peace at the end of their lives and died at Big Cat Rescue in their 20s. These cats were refugees from a road side zoo. Unaccredited tourist attractions litter the country and are supported by the visitors who do not realise that their support is the cause of such immense suffering. The jaguars had been kept in small cages in a basement in such a place. They hadn't seen sunlight in over a year. Many of these places set themselves up as non profits and solicit donations siphoning away the charitable dollars that could have gone to real conservation and animal protection causes. Before you support a zoo or a sanctuary, find out if they are accredited by the American Zoological Association or The Association of Santuaries.