Each time a “sanctuary” operating in the United States “rescues” a cat from the near extinct private owner of big cats or a poorly managed zoo, animal rights organizations are quick to utilize the increasingly rare situation by ranting about how there are too many exotic cats in the United States. They’ll usually accompany that baseless claim using grossly exaggerated estimates of the number of tigers residing in this country. So why are they choosing to further exacerbate the alleged problem by importing even more exotic cats?
Big Cat Rescue and their cohorts are currently attempting to import cats from Guatemala to distribute among their scamtuary buddies that most likely find themselves with an ever growing collection of empty cages.
In a Facebook post published on March 16, Big Cat Rescue uploaded a video with the description that read:
The action of importing animals from other countries is not surprising considering that roadside zoos operating under the guise of sanctuaries always seem to be on the prowl for new animals to “rescue” because a lack of rare animals to exhibit along with captivating stories equals a decrease in donations.
When following the link contained in the Facebook post, we’re taken to a page on Big Cat Rescue’s website that provides more details regarding the possible rescue of animals from Guatemala (emphasis added):
Should "sanctuaries" be allowed to import endangered animals even though the animals likely won't be used to enhance the survival of their species?
We will provide new details as they emerge.