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Nala is an African Serval, she was kept as a "pet" for the first three years of her life, until her owner died and she needed a new home..... Fortunately Big Cat Rescue was in a postion to take her in and give her a permanent home in a more natural environment.
Unfortunately it's legal in over half of the USA to own wild animals like tigers, lions, leopards and other big cats. Of course they never make good pets and often end up spending their lives languishing in tiny backyard cages or enter back in to the exotic animal trade where they are killed for their body parts.
To learn more and find out how YOU can help make a difference please visit our website.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFTfnDZw7voNala is an African Serval, she was kept as a "pet" for the first three years... more
The cute tiger cubs you see at fairs, malls and parking lots will spend their entire lives in tiny cages or will be killed for their body parts to use in traditional asian medicine. It is estimated that there are 10,000 to 20,000 big cats currently held in private ownership in the U.S., although the exact number remains a mystery...
Since 1990, U.S. incidents involving captive big cats—including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and lion/tiger hybrids—have resulted in the deaths of 21 humans, 247 maulings, 259 escapes, 143 big cats deaths and 132 confiscations.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help put an end to the abuse of big cats and help ensure the safety of the public .... This is the most important bill to ever be introduced to protect big cats. Please click the link and contact your state representatives letting them know that you support H.R.4122 - http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/big-cats-and-public-safety-protection-hr-4122
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieaELpr7YscThe cute tiger cubs you see at fairs, malls and parking lots will spend their entire... more
My short documentary about slum tour in Rocinha.
"Pra Inglês ver" was my debut in the professional world of documentary. This documentary that is known with international title The Exotic Tour was a personal work that I directed with a friend of university. We did a new and important research in the documentary field here in Brazil.
Read more: http://robdias.webnode.com/My short documentary about slum tour in Rocinha. "Pra Inglês ver"... more
Officers catch men chopping up wild animals in Thai slaughterhouse after following shopper with blood on his hands
It isn't every day that a man with bloody hands emerges from a convenience store and returns home to continue chopping up tigers, zebras and wild buffalo in an underground slaughterhouse.
So Thai police officers on a routine street patrol in north-east Bangkok had a lucky break when, by chance, they crossed paths with a member of a wild animal meat gang who had nipped out to buy some butchering supplies.
On following the man, Thai police discovered four other men chopping up a large male tiger. Zebra, crocodile, wild buffalo and elephant carcasses, along with 400kg of tiger meat, were also found in the building, ready to be sold as exotic meat and trophies.
"We found one tiger in an ice box, where it was being preserved with formaldehyde, and a lot of bones. On the floor, there were fresh cuts of white tiger, elephant and lion skins," the Thai nature crime police commander, Colonel Norasak Hemnithi, said. "The suspects later told us that they had gone out looking for ice to store the fresh meats."
Police have since arrested eight people, including the alleged mastermind, in what they and local wildlife organisations believe is a smuggling operation fronted by Bangkok zoos.
The case has shed light on Thailand's place at the heart of an estimated $10bn global trade in endangered species that is driving many plants and animals to extinction, according to wildlife groups. It highlights a worrying trend in which the meat of endangered animals is sold in resort restaurants in southern Thailand.
Demand for trophy items and exotic meats across Asia, but particularly in China, has driven up the trade in elephants, big cats, reptiles and birds.
The anti-wildlife trafficking group Freeland, which is working with police on the investigation, suspects the animals came from, or were sold through, private zoos in Thailand. "It's hard for police to go after zoos because there's a legal loophole [here] that can easily be used to front a breeding operation. Zoos have a permit to own tigers, so they can breed the tigers and sell the offspring," said a Freeland spokesman, Roy Schlieben, adding that an adult tiger could fetch more than $10,000.
Raids in Thailand, which heads the 10-country Asean Wildlife Enforcement Network in south-east Asia, have risen nearly tenfold in five years, Freeland said.
The director general of the Thai wildlife agency said last month that poachers had slaughtered two wild elephants for their meat in a national park. Damrong Phidet told the Associated Press that trunks and sexual organs had been ordered by restaurants in Phuket. Some of the meat was to be consumed without cooking, like "elephant sashimi", he said.
But critics claim police are only touching the tip of the iceberg. "A lot of catches are lucky catches," Edwin Wiek, of Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, said. "In Saturday's case, the criminal was only caught because he went to 7-Eleven and had blood on his hands. These criminals are making a lot of money and have nothing to fear – the penalties are very low and hardly any jail sentences are given to these people."
The men arrested this month could face four years in prison and fines of 40,000 baht (£820) for illegally processing wild and protected animals, but Wiek and Schlieben said prison terms were unlikely and called for harsher penalties.
Tiger skins are often sold as trophy items to wealthy buyers in China, Thailand and Vietnam, with animal parts such as tiger bones being used in traditional Chinese medicine, Schlieben said, adding: "Then you've got mounted tigers, considered status symbols, and wild meat being consumed because it's 'more healthy' than domesticated animals."
Despite the increased number of wildlife criminal arrests in the past few years, Thai police have admitted they are still far from cracking the organised smuggling of animals through Thailand and abroad.
"We see about 100 [wildlife] cases per year," Norasak said. "We're [usually] able to catch the criminal but not the [mastermind] behind him. But we work consistently to investigate further and process cases."
The raid was the latest in a string of high-profile cases. A United Arab Emirates citizen was arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok, last May. He had live infant leopards, panthers, monkeys and an Asiatic black bear stuffed in his luggage.Officers catch men chopping up wild animals in Thai slaughterhouse after following... more
October 18, 2011 Zanesville, OH: 56 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves, giraffes, camels and bears escaped from the Muskingum County Animal Farm, and the owner Terry Thompson, who had just gotten out of prison was found dead there after shooting himself...
BE A VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS! Please visit this webpage to help us put an end to this abuse: http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/roar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Wqsd2Vl7AOctober 18, 2011 Zanesville, OH: 56 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves,... more
Who will chase who in these cool high heels
http://www.fueltopia.co.uk/forum/topics/fastest-shoes-on-the-pavement?xg_source=activityWho will chase who in these cool high heels... more
If you're considering getting an exotic animal as a pet, you'd better do your homework, because these are wild animals after all. Here are 10 most popular exotic pets.
Link: http://www.onlinedegree.net/10-most-popular-exotic-pets/If you're considering getting an exotic animal as a pet, you'd better do... more
UPDATE: Tony is still "living" at the tiger truck stop in Louisiana, it's very important that we the public keep the pressure on the government agency which decides the fate of Tony.
Keep up to date with Tony's situation here: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/FreeTony.htmUPDATE: Tony is still "living" at the tiger truck stop in Louisiana,... more
Rock It Rally are putting together a fun and eventful day out for all.... providing you have yourself a hot set of wheels and fancy a chance at making your way around the course successfully without cheating!! This means meeting each checkpoint and collecting your checkpoint wrist bands from a member of the Rock It Rally Crew! First person back to the starting grid is the winner! but remember its not a rally its a race.
Once everyone has mad it around the course and back to the starting grid... banter and some exchange of stories from the day will follow onto some dinner in a near by restaurant then to the after party which will be in a central London Nightclub
http://www.fueltopia.co.uk/profiles/blogs/rock-it-rally-londonRock It Rally are putting together a fun and eventful day out for all.... providing... more
The ginger haired radio icon has just picked himself up the lastest piece of Italian finery, the Ferrari 458 Italia...
http://www.fueltopia.co.uk/profiles/blogs/chris-evans-drives-a-ferrariThe ginger haired radio icon has just picked himself up the lastest piece of Italian... more
The Healthy Voyager is proud to announce Healthy Voyager Tours! Group excursions to the worlds most breathtaking destinations for health minded, fitness and special diet travelers. For more information on destinations, pricing and booking, please visit www.healthyvoyager.com and search for Healthy Voyager Tours. Join us for the trip of a lifetime, regardless of your dietary restrictions!The Healthy Voyager is proud to announce Healthy Voyager Tours! Group excursions to... more
The migration of wild animals in La Manche ends
- A group of elephants was sighted on the coast of Normandy
- A herd of giraffes in the wild facing Mont-Saint-Michel
- Several groups of penguins sighted on the beaches
of La Manche
- Several whales have entered the port of Cherbourg
- The "Fort Vauban" in La Manche, scene of a strange spectacle
For more information:
www.agence-suivi-comportement-animalier.comThe migration of wild animals in La Manche ends - A group of elephants was... more
Going to a temple means a lot of things to a lot of people. For dogs and cats, it’s a place where you can be fed. For some humans, it's a place of peace to pray in, in which to seek redemption, a place of great beauty that inspires, a reminder to do good deeds. For me, in the case of this one temple, it restored my wanderlust, my faith in travel and photography, and my faith in the human race.
http://www.been-seen.com/article.cfm?id=11344Going to a temple means a lot of things to a lot of people. For dogs and cats,... more
Space Mariachi, an alien who came from outer space to excite the masses with his brilliant space folk.. music at once ridiculous and funny in the right way as to be kept for those moments of showing off your music collection to your esoteric loved ones. ............ if this is gimmicky, I want more gimmicks ............... these buys rock out .............. Gimmicky, but that doesnât matter. This is good stuff. .......... Bizarre, melancholic, exotic and turistic ... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/world/194-space-mariachiSpace Mariachi, an alien who came from outer space to excite the masses with his... more
This is a very different and exotic t-shirt that’s also eco-friendly. A reused t-shirt done by Stay Vocal. Great thing to keep up with our motto of reduce reuse recycle!
- Reused!This is a very different and exotic t-shirt that’s also eco-friendly. A reused... more
The Sichuan button is a small, yellow flower bud that, when eaten, creates a strong tingling sensation in the mouth -- not unlike biting down on an iPhone -- and a sudden increase in salivation. The active ingredient is spilanthol, a chemical that’s used in food manufacturing and candies (to counteract astringents, which dry out the mouth, and to create the sensation of "freshness"). The full Sichuan button experience comes in three stages: first, a grassy taste, followed by a tingling and numbing sensation, then salivation, and, finally a fresh, clean finish. (It's usually broken up into smaller pieces in cooking.)
Clearly, having something feel like it’s electrocuting your mouth is the highlight of Sichuan button consumption, and, as one blogger described it, "the closest that anybody could compare was putting a 9V battery on your tongue." The Washington Post has more demurely called its taste a "mix of Altoids and Tellicherry."
The button comes from the acmella oleracea plant (also known as para cress or, more adorably, the "toothache plant"). It’s long been used for flavoring and health reasons in South America, Africa and Asia. Indian manufacturers use the buttons to flavor chewing tobacco, for example, while others use its numbing qualities to help relieve toothaches and stomach ailments, and some believe it can help treat blood parasites. (The bud is unrelated to the Sichuan peppercorn, which was long banned in the U.S.)
Koppert Cress, a Dutch micro-vegetable company, helped pitch the button to American high-end restaurants when it opened its first American greenhouse in 2006. In the past two years it’s been gaining buzz among chefs and mixologists, who use it to create a carbonation-like effect in cocktails (especially those with a citrus flavor), and add snap to sauces, ice cream or even chocolates. It also works as a palate cleanser between meals. It's since popped up on NPR and in the Culinary Institute of America alumni magazine (along with the Washington Post).
he appeal of the buttons (mostly because they're very hard to find in the U.S.) remains largely confined to high-end chefs. In 2006, chef Jeff Ramsey used the buttons in his winning entry into the Seven Sushi Samurai contest. Among restaurants that have caught button fever: The East Coast Haru Japanese restaurant group (which has used it in cocktails), Poste in Washington, D.C. (which has used it in a halibut sauce), and Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant in Spain (which serves Sichuan button-infused milk). Marc Forgione, the chef at Tribeca’s creatively named Marc Forgione (formerly Forge), has even posted a Facebook video showing his love for the buttons.
http://www.salon.com/food/feature/2010/02/02/faddy_foods_sichuan_buttons/index.html?source=yahooThe Sichuan button is a small, yellow flower bud that, when eaten, creates a strong... more