Protect Lion And Tiger Cubs From Shopping Mall Torture

Target: U.S. Congress

Goal: To protect these innocent creatures and to stop Joe Schreibvogel from continuing these mall-to-mall entertainment tours.

Big Cat Rescue Entertainment Group is a tiger and lion cub tour company that makes its profits by touring malls nationwide and charging people to pet the baby lions and tigers, as well as take pictures with them. This group is guilty of animal abuse, relaxed enforcement of laws pertaining to these cubs, improper handling and neglect.

Big Cat Rescue Entertainment Group breeds baby tigers and lions, removes them from their mothers shortly after being born, stashes them in a tour truck and carts them from mall to mall. This group has a laundry list of broken laws and poor decisions made to endanger the cubs that are on display, but recently the carelessness of the group has begun to prove to be a concern to the public. Just two months ago, in September of 2011, a 20-month old tiger bit a little boy because no one from the group was watching the cub.

A video has caught the group putting the touring cubs in jeopardizing situations. The baby lions and tigers were sick one day at a mall and had constant diarrhea, but they were not removed from their cages and taken to a safer area to be properly treated – their bottoms were being continuously wiped and rubbed raw until the cubs began to scream. Cubs are held improperly; in such a way that it impacts their breathing abilities. Also, the bright flashing of cameras at such early ages (sometimes these cubs are less than two weeks old) can lead to permanent partial blindness because their eyes are not yet fully developed.

A USDA policy states that contact with cubs is only allowed between eight and 12 weeks of age (because before eight weeks they have not yet received inoculants and are in danger of disease, and after 12 weeks the cubs can become dangerously aggressive.) However, Big Cat Rescue Entertainment Group handles and tours cubs between two and five weeks old, and much after 12 weeks.

Twenty-three of Big Cat Rescue Entertainment Group’s owner Joe Schreibvogel’s cubs died in 2010. He claims the deaths were a reaction to formula, but other companies had no such problems with the formula. The improper and unlawful treatment of their animals is unethical and alarming. An accredited sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida is currently suing this unreliable group for using their name. Please sign the petition below to help protect these innocent creatures and to stop Joe Schreibvogel from continuing these mall-to-mall entertainment tours.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Congress,

Big Cat Rescue Entertainment Group is a company that breeds lion and tiger cubs, removes them from their mothers shortly after birth, and confines them to a tour truck where they cart these baby tigers and lions mall-to-mall to charge the public to pet and photograph the cubs. While doing so, this group greatly endangers the cubs and the public.

The many ways in which this group improperly handles their animals can lead to permanent partial blindness caused by cameras flashing at underdeveloped eyes, difficulty breathing caused by holding the cubs in the wrong way, and spreading of disease because they do not follow a USDA policy that restricts contact with cubs to eight to 12 weeks. Also, 23 of the group’s cubs died in 2010. Owner Joe Schreibvogel blames the formula, but no other group has had any sort of problem with the formula.

The public is also in harms way. In September of 2011 a 20-month-old cub bit a little boy because the cub was not being watched.

Please stop Joe Schreibvogel and his traveling group from continuing to cart around these mistreated cubs any longer.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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12 Comments

  1. Sylvia Schmidt says:

    Disgusting inhumane treatment! The public is getting smarter I hope.

  2. This guy is disgusting! Go to his website and email him and tell him what a dirtball he is!! http://www.joeexotic.com

  3. Another greedy, brainless bastard who needs to be strung up by his (bleeps) until he grows up, wakes up, and stops exploiting any and all life forms to make a filthy buck! (But don’t hold your breath, unless WE teach him a lesson…where are the vigilantes when we need them? I will sure volunteer to be part of the “education committee”!)

  4. Is this the same group as Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary in Tampa, FL?

    • TRISH TOPCAT says:

      NO, IT’S NOT THE SAME GROUP, AS IN TAMPA !
      THIS MORON CONTINUES TO USE THEIR NAME & SO CAUSES MUCH CONFUSION !

      PLEASE EXCUSE THE BIG TYPE, MY EYES ARE NOT GD !

  5. Selene Rossi says:

    Life is sacred! in any form! Animals are creatures pure … you reap what you sow ………

  6. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of idiotic monsters are able to handle and destroy living creatures in that way is unbelievable – monsters deserves monsterwork too.

    “While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal positions on this earth?”
    George Bernhard Shaw

    “Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND YOUR BRAIN, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    DEMAND INITIATORS TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS

    DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – WHO NEEDS MONSTERS ?

  7. yvonne marie green says:

    Devastating!!! Grossly sadistic & barbaric!!!!!! We must stop this!!!

  8. Very barbaric, evil people. Disgrace

  9. ALEXANDERN KOVESY says:

    AS LONG AS OFFICIALDOM SANCTIONS SUCH ACTIVITIES, SHOWS, NOT A THING WILL CHANGE. WHY SHOULD A SICK, DESPICAPLE CRETIN LIKE THIS GET A PROPER JOB? WHEN HE CAN MAKE A LIVING OUT OF THE MISERY AND PAIN OF THESE POOR CREATURES. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER “PUPPY FARM” USING DIFFERENT ANIMALS. HOW TO MOTIVATE A DEPRAVED OFFICIALDOM TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THIS KIND OF BUSINESS? WHEN THEY THEMSELVES ARE BENT ON REMOVING EXISTING PROTECTION OF OTHER SPECIES LIVING IN THE WILD, HABITATS SET ASIDE FOR THEM BY THE GOVERNMENT??? STILL, WE MUST ASK THE ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING LAWS AGAINST THIS ACTIVITY AND THE FORMULATION OF NEW LAWS IF NEED BE, TO STOP THIS INTERMINABLE TORTURE OF ANIMALS.. IT FEELS LIKE THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOING ITS BEST TO BECOME THE WORLDS SHINIG BEXAMPLE OF HOW NOT TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE AND ITS INHABITANTS.

  10. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed!
    Hope that the petition gets to the people who will put a stop to this bussiness.

  11. jeanne rogers says:

    How unbelievably sick!

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