Saturday, February 28, 2009

HELP CAPTIVE WILDLIFE IN FLORIDA!

Big Cat Rescue receives literally hundreds of calls about big cats that need a home each year and it is really hard to turn them away. Unfortunately we can only agree to rescue a few cats each year due to lack of funds and the space required to build more enclosures. We realize that the best way to make the most impact and help as many animals as we can is to attend meetings and speak up against the private owners and people who exploit captive animals to make a living. A group of Big Cat Rescue staff and volunteers recently attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Captive Wildlife Workshop in Kissimmee, weds 25th Feb 2009. As you can see from the video we were really out numbered and we really need more florida residents who care about animal welfare to join us at the next meeting and speak out on behalf of the animals. If you would like to help us and the animals please take a few minutes to e-mail your comments to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: rulechanges@MyFWC.com or comments can be mailed to this address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Attn. Capt. Linda Harrison, 620 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600. The next meeting is june 17th & 18th at Crystal River, Florida. For more info please visit: MyFWC.com where an agenda will be posted closer to the dates. This is the best chance we have of getting rules changed regarding captive wild animals and it would be great to see more people there who really care about animal welfare. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Thank you for watching and for any more information regarding the rules we are trying to change visit: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/laws/animalwelfarelaws.htm

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