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Big Cat advocates speak out against the killing of Cecil the lion and trophy hunting

By | July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm | No comments

The story of Cecil’s death has become front page news, dominated social media, and has resulted in an avalanche of ethical questions about trophy hunting.  How was Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allowed to kill this iconic lion in Zimbabwe? The Wildcat Sanctuary dealt with...

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Cecil the lion – Trophy hunting is not humane or conservation

By | July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am | No comments

The true identity of the trophy hunter who killed the iconic Zimbabwe lion Cecil has been revealed to be a Minnesotan, not a Spaniard as has been reported in the past. Whatever your stance is about hunting and conservation, we do not condone sport and trophy hunting. We do not...

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Do new laws mean dozens of exotic animals may be killed?

By | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am | No comments

Recent headlines read: New law means dozens of exotic animals may be killed Mexico deadline to ban circus animals looms but doubt shrouds creatures' fate Man forced to remove exotic animals from County property We’re often asked if we support legislation like this.  With...

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Cub Petting. Who pays the price?

By | January 5, 2015 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

By | June 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of...

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The Truth About White Tigers

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

What is a white tiger - really? White tigers are very popular with pseudo sanctuaries, breeders and exhibitors as they tend to bring in more visitors and more money. White tigers are Bengal tigers. They're not albino or their own separate species, as many people think. White...

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In the heart of a rescuer

By | January 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm | No comments

This is such a poignant piece about what "rescue" really means. For all who've ever rescued an animal, you'll certainly identify with the feelings. We wish we knew who the author was so we could thank them and acknowledge them for something so moving.  "For animal lovers...

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Wild cats find forever home in Minnesota

By | July 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | No comments

When Meme, a Bengal tiger, arrived at the Wildcat Sanctuary she had severe arthritis, a bladder infection and open wounds on her face and hips from rubbing against her tiny cage. She was rescued from a 10’ x 10’ corn crib filled knee-high with bones. She had no insulation...

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No More Wild Pets Campaign

By | June 5, 2012 at 2:36 am | No comments

What is the No More Wild Pets©  Educational Campaign? The Wildcat Sanctuary created the No More Wild Pets© campaign to increase public awareness of the captive wildlife crisis and decrease the number of wild animals being kept as pets. The campaign strives to inspire people...

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