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See what’s making news with big cats.

May 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will issue an advisory that may stop exhibitors from allowing the public to have contact with big cat cubs, according to a release from the Pe …

May 15, 2020

While quarantined with a bout of COVID-19 in her uptown New Orleans home, endangered species protection lawyer Carney Anne Nasser (an Advisory Board member for the BCSA) has had plenty to sa …

May 13, 2020

While Netflix’s popular “Tiger King” series might have entranced audiences worldwide with “murder, mayhem, and madness,” it’s also driving some national attention to Black Pine Animal Sanctu …

May 8, 2020

With “Tiger King” mania sweeping the nation, big cats are coming into the limelight. Missouri is a hotbed for big cat ownership — and abuse.

May 8, 2020

Only one facility in Missouri is verified as a tiger sanctuary by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries: Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary in Ste. Genevieve.

May 8, 2020

Now that the world has gotten a good laugh at Netflix’s “Tiger King” docuseries, it’s time to look past the sequins, mullets and tassels and see private exotic animal collections for what th …

May 7, 2020

People who privately own big cats are dangerous to society. They sacrifice the welfare of the animals, they put the public at serious risk, and it is really not so amusing at all.

May 4, 2020

It’s not just humans, but animals of all shapes and sizes that are in need during the current pandemic. The goal of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is to raise $28,000 on May 5th (#GivingTu …

Apr 28, 2020

While for-profit zoos like Joe Exotic’s “zoo” have created a crisis of thousands of tigers living in captivity, nonprofit sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue that don’t breed and don’t allow cub …

Apr 27, 2020

Throughout “Tiger King”, viewers are introduced to a collection of roadside zoos across the country and one animal sanctuary, but what the series failed to explain to viewers is the signific …

Apr 20, 2020

Here’s what two journalists, who’ve documented the captive tiger tourism industry for years, had to say about Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

Apr 16, 2020

The Netflix documentary series “Tiger King” sheds light on the culture of tiger ownership in the U.S., but doesn’t reveal how prolific this culture really is. This video explains the patchwo …

Apr 16, 2020

“While we are glad that the issue of captive big cats in the U.S. is currently at the forefront of popular culture, we would like to refocus the conversation toward the problem rather than t …

Apr 15, 2020

The Wildcat Sanctuary is seizing the moment created by the “Tiger King” series to try and make a difference for big cats in captivity by launching Tiger Amnesty Week.

Apr 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a weird time for Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, which is a member of the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance and is accredited by the Global Federation of Anim …

Apr 9, 2020

Thank you again to Kitty Block and Sara Amundson of The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund, respectively, for their insight into the inhumane treatme …

Apr 7, 2020

Turpentine Creek is a nonprofit located on 450-acres about seven miles south of Eureka Springs. It says it does not buy, sell, trade, loan out or beed their animals and does not offer cub pe …

Apr 7, 2020

Kitty Block, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and CEO of Humane Society International, calls Netflix’s “Tiger King” a wake-up call for ending private possession o …

Apr 6, 2020

The responses of Carolina Tiger Rescue and the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance to the “Tiger King” docuseries were recently featured in an article in The News & Observer.

Mar 31, 2020

The abuse and exploitation of captive big cats in the U.S. is a serious problem that endangers both the animals and the public. The Netflix docuseries Tiger King shines a light on this impor …

Feb 26, 2020

The work of BCSA and our member sanctuaries was recently highlighted by Kitty Block, President & CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, and Sara Amundson, President of the Humane So …