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Torture & Killing of Domestic Rabbits at Big Cat Rescue, Fed Alive, Fed As Treats & More

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Apparently, disrespecting, torturing and killing domesticated rabbits is not enough to satisfy Big Cat Rescue. It turns out, they have associated their brand with a company that makes cat treats made from rabbits, leading to even more unethical breeding and slaughtering.

"H3 Essentials Freeze Dried Cat Treats" are packed with essential nutrients and made with only fresh, whole single sourced USDA Rabbit meat….Ingredients: Rabbit‚ rabbit liver‚ rabbit kidney‚ and rabbit heart.

A USDA inspected facility does not mean domestic rabbits are treated humanely up to the point of being slaughtered.

According to the Huffington Post, “Last Chance For Animals released the findings of its four-week undercover investigation into Pel-Freez Foods, a (USDA inspected) rabbit processor in Rogers, Arkansas...In the footage, workers can be seen attempting to stun the rabbits unconscious prior to slaughter by striking the animals’ faces with the back of a knife. The method does not appear successful for many of the rabbits, which continue to struggle, scream and squirm as workers snap their back legs — breaking their bones in order to more easily hang the rabbits upside down — then slice open their throats. 

Animal control officers confiscated 375 rabbits from the home of Rick Cartheuser, Vice President of the Indiana State Rabbit Breeders Association in 2013. Back yard rabbit breeders are regularly seen arrested for cruelty where tame gentle rabbits live in squalor suffering, they are killed inhumanely because there are no laws to protect them while being classified the same as chickens.

Big Cat Rescue, a roadside zoo masquerading as a "Sanctuary" in Tampa, Florida, continues to inflict suffering onto domesticated rabbits by live feeding them to bobcats in their outdated and inhumane rehabilitation program. They also feed hundreds of domestic rabbits to their big cats as "Treats" weekly.  Both practices are unnecessary.

The self proclaimed "Sanctuary" is responsible for the suffering and death of thousands of helpless domesticated rabbits and other animals for a rehabilitation program that strangely lacks any scientific data that documents the success rate of their program by tracking the whereabouts of the bobcats once released into the wild. There are, however, experts that claim live feeding is not necessary.

Despite offers from Rabbit Advocates to take up donations and pay for Big Cat Rescue to learn updated and ethical alternatives to live feeding, Big Cat Rescue continues to torture and kill live domestic rabbits.

Domesticated rabbits are not part of a wild bobcat’s diet. They lack the basic survival instincts wild rabbits have and therefore cannot adequately substitute for a wild rabbit. The barbaric practice of live feeding is not only devoid of any sound logic, it’s cruel and extremely inhumane due to the animals having no way of escaping from their hunters. It’s also detrimental to the bobcat being rehabbed as far as survival goes because they won't find a friendly sitting target in the wild. Ethical wildlife rehabilitators do not live feed, instead they educate and practice ethical alternatives.

How can a bobcat possibly learn to be avoid humans at Big Cat Rescue when they also have pre-killed rabbits tossed to them, giving the bobcats little chance of survival in the wild?

Factually, domesticated rabbits are not part of any natural big cat diet and there are no diet requirements that call for the feeding of domesticated rabbits to any big cat, bobcat or house cat.

Just Another Day At Big Cat Rescue



References

Amazon - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats

Walmart - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats

Because I'm a Cat - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats 

I Heart Cats - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats 
Our freeze dried cat treats are packed with essential nutrients and made with only fresh, whole single-sourced USDA rabbit meat to provide essential nutrition that cats instinctively crave.



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  • H3 Essentials
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  • I Heart Cats

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