Over the years Big Cat Rescue seems to have gotten more desperate in their need of adding cats to their once large and exotic collection. That explains why they always appear eager to jump at the chance of obtaining a new cat when the opportunity presents itself. The two cats added to Big Cat Rescue’s dwindling collection today serve as yet another crucial plug in their slowly sinking boat.
On Wednesday morning, Big Cat Rescue announced on Facebook that they managed to get their hands on a male jaguar named Manny and a female amur leopard named Nat (Natalia). The facility that supplied them actually comes as a surprise for us.
As it so happens, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), decided to give their surplus cats to Big Cat Rescue, a facility known for their anti-zoo agenda.
Big Cat Rescue said:
We can’t help but wonder why the zoo was allegedly searching for a facility accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Is this more proof of the AZA teaming up with animal rights organizations?
One thing is for sure, these cats were in no need of being rescued. So why would Big Cat Rescue waste valuable space and money on them? They claim their goal is to put themselves out of business, but this seems to indicate that the exact opposite is true.
This just appears to be a blatant example of a private zoo adding cats to their collection. Why else would Big Cat Rescue not make the zoo sign their contract requiring that the zoo never owns, buys, or breeds another exotic cat by giving up their permit? They make everyone else have to sign the contract including a different AZA accredited zoo not too long ago (the zoo turned them down).