On Earth Day, March 22, 2018, Big Cat Rescue posted an infographic on Facebook that contained unverified claims asserting that the consumption of water, grain, land, and co2 emissions could be greatly reduced if people were to eat a vegan diet for a day. Unsurprisingly, some of their followers took issue with the post. People tend to get peeved when an organization they follow on social media starts posting unrelated content people didn’t follow them for.
Many content creators usually try to steer clear from divisive topics that run the risk of alienating a large portion of their audience. Big Cat Rescue seems to have no qualms driving straight into those topics, although to be fair, they probably thought they were posting something uncontroversial.
Below is Big Cat Rescue’s social media post that drew ire from some of their Facebook followers.
Big Cat Rescue should definitely keep posting such content. Doing so provides an opportunity for people to start questioning if the organization they support has an agenda other than “rescuing” exotic cats. It’s a question many should take into consideration.
Their motives seem to stretch far beyond just caring for their animals. Why else would they come to the defense of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a notorious animal rights organization that seems to always be embroiled in controversy? Do they have something to lose if PETA were to succumb to the "slanderous campaigns"?
At least for now, we can have a laugh at Big Cat Rescue’s expense. Below are some of the funnier replies to their post which you can see for yourself by clicking here.
There were commenters that attempted to refute the claims made in the infographic, but many others took to solely mocking vegans. We hold no animosity towards vegans and this article wasn't made to belittle them. We just couldn’t resist bringing attention to another incident where Big Cat Rescue’s plans backfired, resulting in their followers briefly turning against them.
We find it odd that Big Cat Rescue is promoting veganism even though they’re trying to import 3 or 4 big cats from Guatemala. They made it abundantly clear that captive bred cats such as tigers will never go free and serve no conservation purpose. With that in mind, wouldn't they actually be increasing the amount greenhouse gas emissions released and the amount of water, grain, and land utilized by importing cats they believe shouldn't be in captivity? After all, cats are strictly carnivores which means numerous animals will have to be killed to keep them alive.