If you have been following recent events regarding Big Cat Rescue you should know that they have recently come under fire by one of their sanctuary competitors located in Mexico, the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation (BJWT), and their millions of fans on Instagram and Facebook. While we neither condone nor condemn BJWT, we do like their attacks on Big Cat Rescue and its CEO and founder, Carole Baskin.
As was to be expected, Big Cat Rescue didn’t take the counter-attacks so well and as usual, played the victim. Below is a critique of the Facebook post they made in response to the "hateful" comments from their critics.
It’s not all good for Big Cat Rescue. Despite what they want their followers to believe, they’re in full damage control mode. They have apparently been receiving so much hate that they themselves or people who really dislike them took down their Instagram account that had tens of thousands of followers.
Their page has since been brought back online.
We think it’s great that they're finally getting a taste of their own medicine since they always send their followers to bully and harass other facilities, businesses, and critics online. Back when Big Cat Rescue was being attacked by owners of hybrid cats, they instructed some of their followers to report Facebook pages that were shining a negative light upon their roadside zoo attraction.
Hateful comments and 1-star reviews should be expected when someone finds themselves to be the target of Big Cat Rescue's rabid fanbase.
We’re not entirely sure why they're bragging about the increase in page views. Since many of BJWT’s supporters from Facebook and Instagram went to Big Cat Rescue’s Facebook to leave comments and negative reviews it only makes sense that they would get an increase in views.
Most of the people that were leaving negative comments or asked tough questions were quickly blocked. What questions have they answered? If Big Cat Rescue actually answered questions and didn’t quickly block people, BCR Watch would likely have never been created. Repeating the same cookie-cutter answers to a variety of questions over and over again is not answering questions.
We wonder what posts were taken out of context? When we took a quick look through the comment section receiving the most attention from BJWT’s supporters, we saw screenshots of Big Cat Rescue’s IRS 990 forms where they state how much money they spent on animal care and education programs. How could posts like that be taken out of context?
Big Cat Rescue is clearly just insulting BJWT’s fans by calling them children since the picture they posted clearly shows that the majority of people that visited their page are women between the ages of 25-34; far from children.
Big Cat Rescue’s supporters being kind? Now that must be a joke since their supporters usually just spew insults and parrot whatever Big Cat Rescue says, paying no mind as to whether or not what they are repeating is true.
Is Big Cat Rescue being patient and kind when they create pages on their 911 animal abuse website dedicated to badmouthing and trash talking their critics? Are they being patient and kind when they send their 'minions' to attack people and businesses online tarnishing their reputations?
Recently, some of Big Cat Rescue's followers allegedly sent death threats to the owner and staff members of a restaurant called Paramount Grill.
So someone criticizing Big Cat Rescue is evil? Very cult like in our opinion. We wonder if Big Cat Rescue is describing themselves since Carole Baskin used to pimp out her declawed cats by forcing them to sleep with paying customers in her cabins.
Since she kept most of the cubs she pimped out isn’t it only logical to assume other facilities who use cubs for purposes she does not approve of do the same? If they want to use speculation as evidence for their claims does that mean we can use speculation in the case of what happened to her missing millionaire husband Don Lewis as evidence also?
They have not been trying to “end the trade” since the 90’s. That is a bold-faced lie. They were buying, breeding, and selling their cats from 1992 until around 2001. In fact, they were a huge part of the trade in pets, commercial endeavors such as magazine shoots, pimping out cubs to sleep with paying guests in cabins, and etc in the 90's. Does that sound to you like trying to end the trade in exotic cats? Only when their bed and breakfast endeavor failed did they convert their 148 pets and breeders to 'rescues' and change their name from Wildlife on Easy Street.
This I'll-answer-all-their-questions version of Big Cat Rescue is a total fabrication designed to make you think that they are really 'kind and patient' and have nothing to hide when the opposite is true. Big Cat Rescue is run by an unethical woman who is suspected of forgery, perjury, notary fraud, animal neglect, child neglect, and even murder.
"......only to learn that we will be patient with them and answer their questions" Since they are offering to answer our questions, please start with these:
Big Cat Rescue, you said you would answer our questions. We do not wish to hear the long-drawn-out excuses and ridiculous explanations that you force feed to your followers.