Last year, we wrote an article covering how Big Cat Rescue will be attempting to import 3-4 tigers from Guatemala. Since then, it has been clarified that Big Cat Rescue will be importing three male tigers. The process for importing the big cats turned out to be quite lengthy, which is why a year later, the importation is finally about to commence. That is, unless the United States Fish & Wildlife Service manages to somehow be convinced to deny the permit necessary for the tigers to be imported.
You read that title right folks. Big Cat Rescue is claiming that they will be unveiling the first augmented reality zoo in the world. The Tampa-based roadside zoo will be holding a free event at the Westfield Citrus Park Mall sometime in March where they will show off what they claim will be an augmented reality zoo. Knowing how low quality their real life roadside menagerie is, we won’t be holding our expectations too high.
On Monday, February 4th, Big Cat Rescue, a notorious roadside zoo located in Florida, posted a call to action on their Facebook page that has over 2-million followers. As usual, the purpose of this call to action is to have their followers bombard an organization with emails until the said organization complies with their demands. The intended target this time around is the Chabad of Sarasota.
Back in September, we presented you with the story of Dennis Lee Hoffman and his pet bobcat that was confiscated in Connecticut by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Hoffman had contacted us under the assumption that we could possibly help in his endeavor to get his bobcat back. We usually refrain from getting involved in such matters unless Big Cat Rescue is connected which was the case (see Big Cat Rescue Wants To Buy A Bobcat).
On September 6th, an anonymous individual sent us an email explaining how they wanted to expose certain practices they found to be horrendous during their time volunteering for Big Cat Rescue. What sets this apart from prior volunteers that have spoken out is that this person claims to have volunteered at Big Cat Rescue sometime within the past four years.