Big Cats On Witness Protection? In 3D

[Music] When states pass laws to ban the private possession of big cats, they always include a grandfather clause that allows the people to have the big cats to keep them, but doesn’t allow them to buy or breed more. There is usually a requirement that people register their big cats with the state when such a law is passed, so that the state knows if the person is compliant. When people refuse to comply with the new laws, the state will sometimes seize the animals if they think the public is at risk. That often results in years of legal battles between the states and the law breakers who use wild animals in their money-making schemes. State law enforcement agencies are not equipped to provide years of care to animals that can cost thousands of dollars per year in food and vet care alone. That’s when they call Big Cat Rescue. We provide the best care and environment these cats have ever known during the long court cases and we do it for free. Big Cat Rescue gets no funding from the government but often steps in to help government agencies. Sometimes we cannot tell you the name or the horrific stories of abuse that these animals have suffered until the last appeals courts has ruled in the favor of the states, for the protection of the cats from the criminals who would often rather see them dead than living the good life at Big Cat Rescue. We do not take their photos, videos or talk about anything specific about the cats while they are in the Big Cat witness protection program. This is what happened to four of our residents here at Big Cat Rescue; three female Tigers, Jasmine, Dutchess and Sapphire and our one black leopard Jinx. These cats were seized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture back in 2015 from Ohio’s Tiger Ridge Exotics Roadside Zoo. It took four years but we can finally say that these four beautiful cats are now safe in their new home where there will be protected respected and loved [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] Want to volunteer, intern, donate or simply learn more about us and our mission? Visit Big Cat Rescue dot org today [Music] EDITED-DQ

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