A Tour of Big Cat Rescue

For my upcoming birthday I decided to give myself a tour of Big Cat Rescue. I’ve always wanted to see the sanctuary for myself, and so I did. I have to say, it was not what I expected. Oh, not the rescue itself. The 60 acres are well-maintained and give the resident cats places both […]

Exotic Animals in Ohio are Again in the News

Ohio has an exotic animal problem.  Yep, they still have problems, even after Zanesville and the so-called revamping of laws addressing exotic animal ownership. So what happened this time? Tiger Ridge Exotics owner Kenny Hetrick failed to file for a permit in a timely manner. State agriculture department inspectors also found safety problems, including inadequate fencing […]

Hisses and Purrs!

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Hisses and Purrs. Each week we run down the good, and not-so-good, in animal welfare.   First up is Hissy Fit Jones, and boy, does he have some vicious hisses to dole out this week! Hisses to Taiwan, for allowing an outbreak of rabies […]

Stop the Exploitation of Tigers!

After reading about the plight of tiger cubs and adult tigers in captivity, you may be asking what you can do to help these magnificent creatures enjoy a better quality of life. I’m glad you asked! The single most important thing folks in the US and other parts of the world can do is DON’T PAY […]