Big Cat Rescue always attempts to paint me, Juan Garcia, as the bad guy in order to discredit the entirety of my work. If someone were to actually utilize their critical thinking skills, they'd clearly see that I'm not the person Big Cat Rescue makes me out to be.
The quote above is one out of many responses Howard Baskin, chief financial officer of Big Cat Rescue, has made towards me when I dare to post information from my website into the comment section of articles that praise Big Cat Rescue.
Contrary to Howard's claims, I don't want to own, exploit, or abuse exotic cats. It should be obvious that he was attempting to discredit me by making it seem as though I have a stake in the outcome of Big Cat Rescue's mission.
Another tactic Big Cat Rescue deploys to smear their critics is to label them as "animal abusers" and "exploiters". I assume they do that to manipulate their followers into believing that they're up against evil people which is reminiscent of the polarized us-vs-them mentality cults are known for.
Howard Baskin has even tried beating his chest towards at me as you can read in the excerpt below from one of his replies to me on a different article:
Keep in mind, he is a over 60 years old.
Howard and his ilk can spread lies about me, but the facts will slowly prevail. The truth about me is actually very boring.
I'm a 19 year old that dropped out of the University of North Texas due to getting really ill requiring me to seek hospital treatment. The only animal I own is a dog that I purchased from my local animal shelter. Although I'm not that good of a Christian, I always try to do what is right. I actually might end up going back to college after I pay off my student debt. I'm practically broke. So yeah...that's pretty much it.
Now that you know all about me, let's get to know Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue.
She is suspected of being involved in the disappearance of her former husband, Jack Donald Lewis. A few months before his disappearance, Don filed for a protection order against Carole after she allegedly threatened to kill him.
Don Lewis wasn't the only man to file for a protection order against Carole. A man named Jay Baykal also filed for a protection order against her because he felt that his life was in danger.
When Don Lewis disappeared Carole inherited his furune through his will and power of attorney. A supposed witness to the signing of those documents, Susan Aronoff, later admitted to a detective that she never saw Don sign either document, both of which were drawn up by Carole herself and appeared only after Don disappeared.
In an email to a third party, Susan wrote, "When he disappeared and his kids were contesting the will I got a phone call from Carole to go to court. Carole had me backed against a wall at the time and out of fear of her I signed a statement swearing it to be my signature even though it wasn't."
With a background like that you would think people would reconsider supporting an organization being run by this woman but you would be mistaken. Even with news investigations being done on Big Cat Rescue people still give them their undeserved support and money.
Please do read what is posted on this website and conduct your own research that doesn't only involve reading what Big Cat Rescue says. You can see the problem with only relying on Big Cat Rescue's words by checking out other pages on this website. Please SPEAK OUT! I'm not going to be doing this forever. As more and more time passes Big Cat Rescue will be nearly impossible to stop.