Carole Baskin from ‘Tiger King’ moving big cat sanctuary
Most of the big cats from Carole Baskin’s Florida Game Reserve, featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King” series, were moved to a reserve in Arkansas, and the Big Cat Rescue land was eventually sold. I plan to
“Big Cat Rescue has entered into an agreement with Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a certified sanctuary in Arkansas, to relocate most of Big Cat Rescue’s cats to Turpentine Creek and fund their care for the rest of their lives. I will continue,” said Howard Baskin. , Carole Baskin’s husband said in a note.
According to the memo, once all the cats in the sanctuary have been moved, the Hillsborough County Sanctuary property will be sold and the proceeds will be used to “fund these projects that protect species in the wild.”
“We’ve always said our goal is ‘going out of business’, which means there will be no more big cats needing rescues and no need for sanctuaries to exist,” the note said. was written. “With a much lower cost per cat than continuing to operate a Big Cat Rescue, Telepentine supporting cats in his creek’s larger enclosures frees up resources and frees up the wild large populations.” We will be able to do more to save cats.”
In 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act, a bill that bans unlicensed people from owning tigers, lions, jaguars, and other wild animals. Lawmakers introduced the bill after the popular documentary “Tiger King,” about an eccentric Oklahoma big cat keeper, brought the issue to the forefront.
“The passage of BCPSA is expected to reduce the need for rescue over the next decade. If the need continues at the pace seen a few years ago, we will make another decision,” the memo said. says. read.
“Through BCPSA, we have ended most of the abuse of big cats and focused on the third aspect of our mission: maximizing the amount of money we can donate to in situ projects that save cats from extinction. Hitting is the best way to fulfill our mission, which will affect most future cats,” the memo added.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge announced on Facebook Thursday that it is accepting 35 cats from Big Cat Rescue as part of its expansion plan to “Build a Sustainable Future for Animal Conservation.”
“Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has been approached and asked to adopt the remaining BCR cats,” the announcement read. “BCR no longer conducts rescues and plans to redirect its objectives. There is no professional affiliation between the ownership, operation or management of TCWR and BCR.”