Published on bcrwatch.com the 21.03.2020.
Big Cat Rescue, often praised as a “sanctuary”, received heavy backlash after the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” was released.
Note: It comes as a surprise, when Carol Baskin speaks up against the husbandry of big cats, all whilst keeping them herself, and that under very questionable conditions.
Carol: big cats do not belong in cages
Also carol: has 98 thousand big cats in the smallest cages that have ever been made. #TigerKing
— Stephanie (@blowiejs4dayz) March 21, 2020
— Kev Smith (@smithy_utb) March 21, 2020
— Jennifer Nanni (@jenniferznanni) March 21, 2020
It seems as though the public has started questioning the supposedly ideal world of sanctuaries. Here it is also important to recall: PETA and other members of the animal rights industry cooperate with Big Cat Rescue and recommend visiting such facilities. This is not unusual in the US – where they often depict bad zoos and similar husbandries as santuaries, without changing much and only to undergo heavy greenwashing by the animal rights industry. Examples of this can be found when it comes to big cats, great apes and elephants.
A well known animal trainer, who has dedicated herself to the protection of big cats, also commented on the husbandry
and the documentary in general:
This offers good insight on the whole topic.
Gotta talk a little more about #TigerKing and the monster that is Carole Baskins. She took Joseph the lion from a loving home, with amazing enrichment and activity and put him in a dirty rusty broken cage with no contact, love or care. Shame on you. pic.twitter.com/D1gNMJOusf
— Eric M. Davis 🐾 (@EricMutDavis) March 25, 2020
Only last October Carole Baskin received the “Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence“, with which the GFAS, a surrogate organisation of the HSUS, globally accredits the excellence of sanctuaries.