We said it before and we’ll say it again. Big Cat Rescue is notorious for concealing how they acquired many of the cats in their care. They boast about being open and honest, but that just isn’t the case. We've repeatedly called them out for their deceptive behavior and it finally seems as though our message is finally getting through. Big Cat Rescue decided to be a tiny bit truthful about some of their cat's biographies by disclosing certain facts that have been shrouded in mystery for years.
One of the cats Big Cat Rescue decided to open up about is Jumanji, a black leopard. After over a decade, they finally admit that he was born at their facility (emphasis added):
Even when they attempt to be a little honest they just can’t resist making excuses. Who were these breeders and dealers they're trying to blame for their own mistakes? These alleged "breeders and dealers" didn't force Big Cat Rescue to buy $95,000 worth of exotic cats. Did they also force Big Cat Rescue to operate a bed-and-breakfast where they pimped their cubs to sleep with tourists in cabins unsupervised? What's their excuse for that last part considering that it continued well within the early 2000's?
The conservation excuse is laughable because if they truly believed in conservation through captive breeding why did they purchase numerous hybrid domesticated cats called Bengals? Bengals certainly weren't endangered and aren't found in the wild.
It’s great that Big Cat Rescue finally told the truth about Jumanji and another leopard born at their facility, however, they hid the fact about Jumanji being born at their facility for a over a decade. How many people have sponsored Jumanji thinking he was rescued in that span of time?
Chase Stockton of Panther International donated $20,000 to provide for Jumanji's lifetime care. Was he told that Jumanji was born and raised in their facility as a pet?
As we already mentioned, they have only been a tiny bit honest. They are still covering up many of their cats stories such as Nairobi, a male serval that was secretly replaced with a completely different serval.
Maybe we'll be able to get Big Cat Rescue to finally stop spreading lies and misinformation. One can only hope.