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Endangered Species

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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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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HSUS and USDA – New World Order?

   If you are really involved in the animal industry, you know what both the HSUS and USDA initials stand for. The HSUS is Humane Society of the United States, and USDA is United States Department of Agriculture. I am about to present to you documented facts. That of which is up to yo
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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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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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Where Where The Wild Things?

     I don’t want to have to ever utter those words. But with the way things are heading it is a real possibility. Everyone wants to jump on the BANwagon. Case after case of an exotic animal being sensationalized by the press (after all using the words, clawed, bit or chewed is
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Facing The Facts

    Almost every month you will pick up a paper, or read an article on line about a animal handler or caregiver being hurt while tending to the animal(s) in their care. But the media can and is our worst enemy at times. They will sensationalize any incident to the point where it can a
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“Let Them Be Free” – Educating the uneducated

    If I have seen it once, I have seen it at least THOUSANDS of times. Someone sees a picture of a big cat in captivity, and they begin the chant of “They belong in the wild”, or “Let them be free”.   I have tried to be nice, but now the gloves are off. I am b
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The After Effects Of Banning Exotics

     I feel no one has really thought through what will happen if an all out ban on exotics were to pass. I mean, really, seriously think about it.  I know people LOVE to think they are “helping” by signing that petition, or letter to your state legislator. After all, you
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