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.
On May 3rd, Big Cat Rescue’s permit application was made publicly available to comment on. The deadline for submitting comments is June 3rd, so anyone that plans on commenting better work quickly and not procrastinate like we did.
Submit a comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0023-0001
Although we’re likely to get flack from them and their supporters, we chose to submit a letter in opposition of Big Cat Rescue receiving the permit they requested. Our reasoning was pretty simple, we believe Big Cat Rescue's statements contradict the purpose of the permit, which is to enhance the propagation or survival of the tiger species.
Our letter reads as the following:
As stated in our letter, we aren't opposing Big Cat Rescue out of malice. We just think it's necessary to hold them to their own beliefs and standards.
Download the PDF below to view the full letter with evidence: