USDA Regulation Investigation Request Into Big Cat Rescue
According to the APHIS USDA regulations, it appears that Big Cat Rescue, a big cat facility operating out of Tampa, Florida, is in violation of the applicable laws and regulations that are supposed to govern facilities that have large exotic cats. Multiple photos and videos posted on social media by Big Cat Rescue show several people possibly interfering with medical procedures by unnecessarily painting the paws of sedated cats that will undergo medical evaluations and life saving surgeries. Some of those people may be paid volunteers as indicated by a page found on Big Cat Rescue’s website where they offer people the chance to pay to “volunteer”. Pay for an adventure/volunteer, pass an "Online Zoo education course" and interact with sedated cats receiving medical procedures:"You absolutely cannot touch the cats, unless it just so happens that one is sedated for medical procedures that particular week" (give the page time to load, the original page’s wording was completely changed). Hiding the original post does not change the facts or possible USDA violations.USDA/APHIS - Big Cat Question and Answer Commonly Asked Big Cat Questions "Are volunteers members of the public? The public and the general viewing public can also include volunteers. We have learned of several exhibitors who charge fees or accept donations from volunteers or trainees in exchange for interaction with juvenile and/or adult big cats. We consider such volunteers or trainees to constitute the public, and have prosecuted these exhibitors for violating the handling regulations, among other things". We the petitioners respectfully request a USDA Inspection into Big Cat Rescue Tampa and these practices. Referencing USDA/APHIS regulations - passing an online course with a week of hands off training to work near Big Cats in a surgery room where the animals could come out of sedation at any given time is not proper training, as well as non essential tasks and distractions occurring in the surgery room being in the best interest or welfare of the big cats. You may directly file an Animal Welfare complaint (anonymous or not) on the USDA website Big Cat Rescue Corp USDA Customer ID 3137 Certificate 58 - C - 0814 American Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Principles A veterinarian shall be influenced only by the welfare of the patient, the needs of the client, the safety of the public, and the need to uphold the public trust vested in the veterinary profession, and shall avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof. AVMA policies are not, and do not supersede, law or regulation. The AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics are unique in that violation of these may result in disciplinary action by the AVMA. Florida Veterinary Medical Association Complaints Phil Hinkle, Executive Director7207 Monetary DriveE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVeterinary Board Complaints may be filed with the State USDA ReferencesSection 2.131 Handling of animals. (c)(4) Drugs, such as tranquilizers shall not be used to facilitate, allor or provide for public handling of the animals. 2.131 Handling of animals. (c)1 During public exhibition, any animal must be handled so there is minimal risk of harm to the animal and to the public, with SUFFICIENT DISTANCE AND/OR BARRIERS between the animal and the general viewing public so as to assure the safety of the animals and the public (and they ARE PUBLIC because she is charging them a fee) 2.131 Handling of animals. (b)(1) Handling of all animals shall be done as expeditiously and carefully as possible in a manner that does not cause trauma, overheating, excessive cooling, behavioral stress, physical harm, or unnecessary discomfort. Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations Handling means petting, feeding, watering, cleaning, manipulating, loading, crating, shifting, transferring, immobilizing, restraining, treating, training, working and moving, or any similar activity with respect to any animal. Big Cat Rescue ReferencesNala Serval leg broken, paw painting videoArthur Tiger not eating well, paw print videoCharaka tiger was sedated for an exam, paw painting Paw Prints for sale
Pet Rabbit's Ribs Were Crushed Before Dying - CT Supporters Needed for Court Hearing
Julien H. Torres is scheduled to appear in Bantam Court on Monday, April 24. Awaiting Plea for the unconscionable killing of this innocent pet rabbit because his sister would not allow him to use her phone. Police responded to 660 Main St., Monday morning after the frantic sister told police her brother may be harming her rabbit, Peter Griffin, and her cat, Gizmo, following an argument. "The officer went inside the home and was handed the rabbit. It was alive but appeared listless, its eyes were enlarged and it was breathing rapidly." The officer, "asked Julien if he harmed the rabbit in any way i.e. shaking it or dropping it and he stated No, that he loved the rabbit and that is how it acts all of the time, just lying around.” Animal control officer attempted to bring the rabbit to the Emergency Animal Hospital but it died on the way. The remains of the rabbit were brought to Tollgate Animal Clinic, where police said where x-rays were taken. "The Veterinarian at Tollgate Animal Clinic determined the rabbit’s rib cage on both sides was crushed inward, causing massive injuries and internal bleeding". Julien H. Torres, 26, of 660 Main Street, Torrington, was arrested Feb. 6, 2017 and charged with breach of peace, second-degree threatening and cruelty to animals, according to a report. Animal torture and killing is unacceptable to society and too many abusers walk. If you live in Connecticut or nearby please consider respectfully standing in court for this rabbit and victim who suffered a horrific cruel unnecessary death. Contact Linda Sue on Facebook for details. We the Petitioners respectfully ask that Julien H. Torres be sentenced to maximum Felony penalties for the deliberate suffering, abuse and killing of a helpless pet rabbit. It is a big concern other animals in this family home may be in danger from this man. "Malicious or Intentional Cruelty to Animals Under CGS § 53-247(b), maliciously and intentionally maiming, mutilating, torturing, wounding, or killing an animal is a class D felony. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/rpt/2015-R-0262.htm PROSECUTOR INFORMATION BANTAM COURT 860-567-3944 You may respectfully send a Letter via US Mail or Fax, the Letter will be stapled to the file, for the Prosecutor to see when he gets the Court Case.DIRECTIONS TO COURT Address: Include - Case # and Name on the Letter (RE: Julien Hunter Torres, Docket No: L18W-CR17-0152169-S) State’s Attorney’s Office P.O. Box 667 80 Doyle Rd. Bantam, CT 06750 Fax: 860-567-2046 Prosecutor's Email Addresses:Devin.Stilson@ct.gov Cynthia.Palermo@ct.gov Jonathan.Knight@ct.gov Gregory.Borrelli@ct.gov
Katy Perry's Rabbit Shoes - Real Rabbit Fur?
Rabbit Advocates Beware! According to purchase photos shared on Facebook and Twitter, the pom pom on Katy's Jessica rabbit shoe is labeled Real Rabbit Fur from China! Read Huffington's Post article regarding brutally killed rabbits on China fur farms. GRAPHIC WARNING - Photos of rabbits with injuries of sore hocks, pregnant and still alive while being barbarically hung on hooks to be skinned for fur, after living their short lives in deplorable reprehensible squalor, disease and suffering. According to WJBDRadio.com Katy Perry’s New Line Won’t Break the Bank - but how many rabbits may have or will suffer and die to make her line of Jessica rabbit shoes?"Katy describes the line as being “vibrant, expressive and defining. One of the shoes is called the “Jessica” flat and it looks like a bunny rabbit, complete with a pom-pom tail".The “Jessica” flat style from the Katy Perry Collection, launching Feb. 16.After thousands of complaints from rabbit owners and animal advocates on Katy Perry Collections Facebook page, the Jessica shoe appears to have been removed from from her website. However the shoe is for sale in the UK while the description reads Faux Fur pom pom.Comments by Katy Perry Collections Facebook page stated the shoes were vegan, then later state the shoes were not vegan and it was a mistake. According to RabbitGuide.com Katy had a pet rabbit named Abracadabra. We the Petitioners respectfully request a statement of truth from Katy Perry about her Jessica rabbit shoes. Education and support for helpless animals is always appreciated and honored. Please be respectful when posting comments, there is no honor in name calling or cursing. Thank you. For The Rabbits, Linda Sue
Dodo - Please Stop Supporting Facilities That Torture & Kill Helpless Domestic Rabbits
The Dodo states they are a "halo brand for everyone who loves animals from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to committed animal advocates", yet continues to support and promote Big Cat Rescue Tampa, a self proclaimed "Sanctuary" that barbarically Tortures & Kills Live Helpless Tame Pet Rabbits, Rats, Turkeys and other animals in their unethical, inhumane bobcat rehab program.Not only does Big Cat Rescue unnecessarily throw Live domestic pet rabbits and other helpless animals into rehabbing bobcat cages to be stalked and ripped apart alive, they also support the unnecessary breeding and killing of hundreds of domestic rabbits weekly to feed as "Treats" to their big cats when they are not a required diet of a big cat.We the petitioners respectfully ask the Dodo to check out Real Animals in Need and Stop promoting Unethical Animal Facilities. Promoting facilities that practice the cruelty and killing of helpless animals feels like exploitation to those who consider themselves to truly love animals.You can watch Big Cat Rescue's proud live cams and videos of their outdated, unethical and barbaric Live Feeding bobcat rehab program here. You can also read logical written Expert statements by Vets, Biologists, Rehab Professionals and other Educated animal welfare supporters about the unconscionable, unnecessary practice of Live Feeding one animal to another here. References!!!WARNING!!! This video shows scenes of live animal predation. (live rats).Non- Rehabbing Bobcats and White RabbitsABC News Story On Live Feeding Tame Pet Rabbits ABC News Video Bobcat & White Domestic RabbitBloody Rabbit Before Tiger Let In Petition for Bloody RabbitsLive Opossum Being Tortured and Killed at Big Cat RescuePlease Sign & Share if you care.For The Rabbits,Linda Sue
PBS CEO Paula Kerger: Please Stop Promoting Killing Pet Domestic Rabbits For Food
PBS states they offer programming that expands the minds of children, yet promotes Vivian Howard's A Chef's Life, Season 4, Episode 6 Rabbit: where the public and children can view a video on killing pet rabbits for food. Vivian Howard states she would like you to "Get Past That Whole Cuddly PET Thing" while promoting tame domestic pet rabbits as the meat of the future. You can view Vivian on video eagerly working with a man teaching the public how to slaughter pet domestic rabbits, a man that claims he "stuns" the rabbits by hitting them on the neck with his hand while stating they "calm down" when being hung by their feet - despite the rabbit appearing in the video with its eyes wide open and ears erect before it's throat is slit. (the video does not show the actual killing). "The Circle of Life is Nature's way of taking and giving back life to earth", it is not humans deciding the fate of helpless voiceless animals while chuckles, smiling, laughing and disrespect of their lives are seen.PLEASE READ AND SIGN THE PETITION LETTER BELOW
Please Stop Dorota Trec From Owning and Abusing More Animals
Dorota Trec is due to be sentenced Jan. 13, 2017 on 100 counts of animal cruelty. When an A.S.P.C.A. Vet examined the rabbits, her findings were disturbing. More than two-thirds had injuries, mostly bite wounds. Thirty-three had sustained genital or anal trauma. Around half tested positive for syphilis. Others had abscesses, skin inflammations, fever, lameness. At least nine of the rabbits later died.After the 2nd confiscation of rabbits on 1/29/15 rabbits were found to have same types of injuries as the first group seized. 125 of the 176 rabbits had injuries or sicknesses, ear mites. The Prosecutor held up pictures of giant abscesses on rabbits and crusting of their genitalia from syphilis. Dr. Wilson testified that the rabbits should have been spayed/neutered. Described condition of yard -- feces and debris everywhere.PLEASE READ CASE DETAILS IN THE PETITION LETTER BELOW:
Petco Foundation Stop Promoting The Sale of Live Animals as Christmas Gifts
Petco Foundation Executive Director Susanne Kogut , please honor Petco's 2015 promise to the Animal Rescue Community and remove the 2016 Guinea Pig video promoting live animals as Christmas Gifts. The mother in this Petco Holiday ad nonchalantly ask if the father placed the guinea pig in a box being violently shaken by the son, this is sending a very bad message to the public and is not humorous.Please Stop encouraging parents to purchase small animals as Holiday Gifts. Small animals that are given as gifts are often neglected, or abandoned where they are killed or mistreated. Small animal shelters are currently full of domestic rabbits and guinea pigs as a result of being unwanted. This ad is currently being aired on the Hallmark Channel, Up TV and various sites on the Internet. Please see the Letter below for Petco Foundation contacts. Sign & Share this new Petition.
PetPartners Pet Insurance - Please Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty
Despite concerns and complaints from the voting public and despite the clarity of PetPartners Contest Rules, it appears that PetPartners Pet Insurance proudly states, supports and "understands" the Live Feeding, torture and killing of tame domestic rabbits, rats and other helpless animals at Big Cat Rescue Tampa and awards them the 2016 Animaltarian of the Year. PetPartners Quote:" Animaltarian" is about animal welfare and there are many different types of rescues that help a certain classification of animals. Big Cat Rescue focuses on all cats, domestic and wild. ...We have been advised and researched that rabbits and rats are fed to some animals that are being rehabilitated to be released back into the wild. While none of us at PetPartners like the idea we understand why it has to be done and hope that everyone will take that into consideration". End QuoteLive Feeding of one animal to another is not honored or practiced by ethical and professional rehabilitation centers. PetPartners dismissed professional letter references written by Rehab, Veterinarian and Department of Biology experts. Please Read the Facts and References on the Petition Letter Below:
Pet Care Trust - Please End Your Teacher Grants Promoting Pets In The Classroom!
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Commissioner of Agriculture/USDA: Shut Down Unlawful Cruel Tippah Co Fair Rabbit Scramble
Unlawful Rabbit Scramble Scheduled 8/11/2016Complaint A formal complaint was mailed to the Tippah County Svc Center in Ripley on 7/18/2016 by me with an attached complaint by Sharon L. Crowell-Davis DVM, PhD, DACVB Professor of Behavioral Medicine,College of Veterinary Medicine regarding the Unlawful Cruel Rabbit Scramble at the Tippah Co. Fair. When calling to follow up on the status I was shocked when informed the complaint had been mailed to the County Fair in question, instead of to the appropriate USDA office.As set forth below, Laws 1981, Ch. 448, § 1; Laws 1993, Ch. 438, § 2, eff. July 1, 1993.§ 97-41-5. Carrying in a cruel mannerIf any person shall carry, or cause to be carried by hand or in or upon any vehicle or other conveyance, any creature other than a dog or cat in a cruel or inhuman manner, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.CREDIT(S)Amended by Laws 2011, Ch. 536, § 4, eff. from and after passage (approved April 26, 2011).HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTESThe 2011 amendment inserted “other than a dog or cat”.READ THE LAW & FULL COMPLAINT/PETITION LETTER BELOW(This New Petition to the USDA Inspector General/ Commissioner of Agriculture is an update to the Original Petition with over 49k signs).