No Big Cat Rescue, you’re not a victim so stop acting as though you are. That laughable tactic may work on your followers that have been led to believe they’re supporting the “good guys” in a noble endeavor in stopping evil “animal exploiters”, but it doesn’t work on anyone with just an ounce of common sense or skepticism.
On November 21st, Big Cat Rescue published one of their daily update pages. The updates aren’t usually noteworthy, however, a small portion of that day’s page caught our eye.
One part of the page that warrants a response from us is when Carole Baskin, CEO and Founder of Big Cat Rescue, writes:
Darn those pesky animal abusers, always wanting people to kiss and hug animals. Absolutely despicable!
In our experience, anyone that dares question or criticize the almighty Big Cat Rescue is immediately labeled an animal abuser or animal exploiter either by Big Cat Rescue themselves or by some of their more rabid followers.
Obviously, those inquisitive enough to thoroughly research a topic rather than just outright condemning it based solely on what Big Cat Rescue constantly parrots must be lazy, self centered, and live in a bubble. Only selfless, open-minded people possessing high IQs are capable enough to understand that Big Cat Rescue’s words are the only truth.
The author of this steaming pile of drivel sure seems full of themselves and their deception becomes more evident the more they write:
We find it hilarious that Carole refers to her detractors as “cub pimps”. Correct us if we’re wrong, but wasn’t she the one that was pimping out her cubs to sleep with tourists in rented out cabins back when she was operating as Wildlife On Easy Street?
Currently, she seems to be offering tourists the opportunity to spend thousands of dollars to be able to volunteer at her facility for a week in which they might have the chance to lay their hands on a sedated cat.
Getting back to the subject at hand, can Carole point to any examples where we have taken her words out of context or deceptively cropped a picture to make her shoddy cages look even smaller? Can she provide proof showing where we were sharing lies pertaining to the death of one of her cats? It’s quite possible that she could be talking about other critics, however, one specific sentence makes us believe that she is calling us out.
When Carole says, “replay, over and over and over, a brief snippet of a situation”, she seems to be referring to our videos covering the questionable methods perpetrated by her staff members.
Wow. What a shining example of “expert care”.
Continuing further down the page, Carole seems to make a slight attempt at getting readers to believe she is somehow the victim in all of this:
Excuse me while I play the world’s smallest violin. Can a person actually be this lacking in self awareness? Carole is one of the main perpetrators of these so called hate campaigns. She even owns a website where she has posted compromising information about her critics.
So we have no problem believing she isn’t upset in the slightest especially if we take into account that her organization continues to rake in millions of dollars.
One example that showcases just how out of hand Carole’s campaign of hatred can get is the time she orchestrated an attack on a small restaurant located in Gainesville, Florida called Paramount Grill.
As reported by the Gainesville Sun, “A man made threats of violence against Paramount Grill, its owner and an employee Aug. 16 after claims surfaced that a fundraiser at the restaurant would feature meet-and-greet with three exotic kittens, owner Clif Nelson said. “He made several calls for 10 to 20 minutes at a time just ranting,” Nelson said. “He said things like, ‘I’ll choke the life out of you,’ and saying he was going to bomb the restaurant.”
Furthermore, the only person that seems to be sending their duped followers into posting deceptive reviews is, you guessed it, Carole Baskin.
According to a newsletter that was sent out through email back in 2014, Carole Baskin enlisted the help of her supporters to begin copying and pasting reviews onto multiple review websites.
One question that has still gone unanswered is why was Carole requesting that her followers email her to let her know how many points they scored? Were they rewarded?
The next portion of Carole’s article now has us questioning whether she’s even capable of telling the truth:
“Completely open”? Is she serious? How can she claim to be open when she consistently gets caught in lies, contradictions, and cover-ups?
As for being “forgiving”, Carole may need to look up what the word actually means. Creating a website dedicated to bashing your competitors and critics doesn’t exactly seem indicative of someone that is forgiving.
Anyway, maybe she should let our words touch her heart. Who knows, she may actually become a decent person then.
Based off our experience, those that seek the truth often distance themselves from Big Cat Rescue. Referring to the captivity of big cats in zoo settings as a "life in prison" will only serve to further alienate more of their audience since many people support zoos, work for zoos, or are friends and family with the people caring for the inhabitants of these so called “prisons”.
Save the planet? We’re going to have to ask you to calm down Carole. You run a shoddy roadside attraction that exhibits exotic cats in cages 6 days a week. Tourists gawking at cats in cages will definitely save the planet.