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Animal Welfare

Saving Wildlife

    I recently encountered a heated discussion on Social Media regarding Fish and Game charging an elderly man for “feeding squirrels”. A sweet gesture by an elderly gentleman, not appreciated evidently by his neighbors. And I get how people feel about wildlife, as I also
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The Final Countdown

      Mystic Jungle is dedicated to the fight against extinction. We deal in facts, not emotion.  Emotion is what drives us to do what we do, but it is the facts that helps us make the most informed decisions in regards to the outcome of the situation. If we are sent something such as
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Recap of 2014 Trials of the Jungle

It has been a REALLY long time since I have written. For that my friends I apologize. This year has been a rough year. Starting in January, at a big cat continuing education seminar, we had the main facility truck stolen. While it was recovered a week later, it spent three weeks in th
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Sometimes It Is A Zebra

     As many know I have had a life time in veterinary medicine, as well as the animal industry as a whole. I have worked some small farm town community clinics up to the Mayo type hospital of veterinary medicine. With all this vast experience of seeing a lot of unusual cases, I tend
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The Power of Knowledge

    We live in an era where information is at our fingertips. It is up to US, the intelligent persons that we are to research everything we see or hear. Today I will touch base on not only sanctuaries and private zoos  in the US but on conservation. Both can co -exist in perfect harmo
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Proving A Point At The Expense Of The Animal

    For several years now I have watched a drama unfold. I have seen a man and his tiger be the target of animal rights extremists, with a gang type mob mentality. At the helm, a sanctuary, that did indeed start taking in donations for when they had the cat seized. They did that at th
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Winter Brings in Bleak Events

       November brought in the normal fall weather. Plans were in the making for the expansion of exhibits, building Spikes new enclosure and so much more. Little did we know what life had planned for us in the upcoming weeks.  The holidays came and went, and with them came the arriva
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Back Door Banning

    As some of us welcome in the new year, our fellow Americans in Ohio that own exotics face a grim reality. One that no animal lover ANYWHERE wants to even imagine facing.  For those that have followed my articles, Ohio just went over the top with their regulations against the owner
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The Day The Animals Cried

    I have written on this before, but this atrocity is one that merits attention once again. The Ohio Exotic Ban law is about to go into full effect as of January 1 2014. For the un-informed, one thinks this is a simple case of the closure of “road side zoo’s” and i
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The Demise of The Ohio Animals

    We all watched in horror, as it unfolded on October 18th, 2011, as exotic animals were shown on the news roaming around. We, as exotic owners knew the horror way before it actually happened, of what WOULD happen to these loose animals, even without the events fully played out.  Te
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