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Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in Abuse, Browse by Name | 13 comments

Black Jaguar White Tiger

Black Jaguar White Tiger

How can anyone be a follower of Eddie Serio when they see him kick a small cat and mock the cat’s worried owner in this video? https://www.facebook.com/astiffany

Here is a great article from 2016 https://projecticarus2015.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/cubs-cubs-everywhere-and-with-them-oh-the-funds-well-snare/

This is another excellent article about Black Jaguar White Tiger.

Where do celebrities go to pet cubs?  There are a few backyard breeders in the U.S. but the place that attracts the most, and ignorant celebrities is Black Jaguar White Tiger in Mexico.

You know the public opposes cub breeding and handling when Gizmodo goes after the perpetrators of such cub petting schemes with a vengeance like this article.

This is another well considered article that exposes the lies:  https://projecticarus2015.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/a-rescuer-is-supposed-to-rescue/

Yahoo Celebrity News understands why it’s wrong: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/celebs-favorite-animal-sanctuary-raises-serious-004456713.html

And bloggers speak out against using cub petting as a way to end cub petting. #BJWT (we had to remove the link to this article because she said she was being threatened and harassed by the BJWT gang.

Artemis Grey calls out Eddie Serio when he tries to act like he’s answering the questions people have, but really isn’t  https://projecticarus2015.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/with-a-sleight-of-social-media-hand-how-black-jaguar-white-tiger-continues-to-choose-slander-over-answers/

Black Jaguar White Tiger

We get a lot of questions about Black Jaguar White Tiger, asking if it is a legitimate sanctuary.  We don’t think so for the reasons listed below.

Sadly, it’s starting to become popular among animal lovers, despite their extremely unprofessional practices.  Like not knowing how to bottle feed a cub and having her blow milk out her nose, which leads to pneumonia:

Black Jaguar White Tiger is a newly-founded private “rescue” for big cats, which started about a year or so ago in a wealthy area of Mexico City. It’s owned and operated by a Mr. Eduardo Serio. While he seems to have good intentions, they are paired with some very questionable practices.

Serio appears to “rescue” his animals by buying them from circuses and private zoos, usually as young cubs. Very young cubs.  Cubs that still have a lot of lucrative weeks left in them for the abusers.  This, of course, is a counterproductive strategy in the long run, because it only encourages the bad breeders to keep breeding. He claims to have “saved” over 30 cats in his first year of operation, which is scary. I know he probably wants to “save them all”, but at that rate, things are going to get out of hand very quickly. Unless he has a lot of resources or learns to say “no”, I’m worried it’s going to turn into a hoarding situation. Serio supposedly has 100 acres of land, but the enclosures are already starting to look pretty crowded, if this video is anything to go by.

Serio states that he does not spay or neuter his animals. My best guess for the reason, given his other opinions, is that he probably believes that it is “cruel” to do so because it would deny them the “natural life” he’s trying to provide (some domestic pet owners still believe this). Unsurprisingly, his cats appear to be breeding like rabbits. On July 16, he posted a video on Facebook of a new litter of lion cubs.  In response Serio has said that someday he will use contraceptives, but there are no safe contraceptives for use in big cats.  Any zoo can tell you horror stories (if they are honest with you) about the cancers and other health issues that are caused by using pharmaceutical solutions to over breeding.

If you are running a sanctuary and want the cats to not breed and live long happy, healthy lives, then you spay and neuter.  Doing it when they are younger increases the cat’s ability to survive the procedure and recover, so there is no excuse not to do it, especially if you have males and females living together.

And in this video, a poor lion can’t even eat without having 3 young tigers trying to steal his food (although I don’t know the origin of the tigers – they may have been “rescued” (i.e. bought). Unlike other breeders, however, Serio does not sell cubs because he firmly believes that nobody should “own” an animal. Nobody except him, of course, because he “loves” them. So all of the cubs are just piling up at his ranch and causing serious overcrowding issues. While he does occasionally invite people (especially famous people) to pet them, he hasn’t turned it into a business… yet. He really seems to hate the people who breed cubs for photo props, having “rescued” several malnourished cubs from photo displays. However, his site does mention that he is planning a “volunteer” program, which conjures up images of those places in South Africa where people essentially pay to play with big cats.

Abuse-MinneapolisZoo_TigerCubsBy far, the biggest problem I have with Serio’s new “Foundation” is that it’s constantly churning out photos and videos on Instagram and Facebook. I’m sure you’re well aware of this, but these photos show Serio patting adult lions on the head, “play-wrestling” with tigers, pushing jaguars around in wheelbarrows, hugging lionesses, and other inappropriate (and unsafe) behaviors. He even has videos of exotic cats living peacefully in his house like a pet, which only encourages the pet trade. Serio (and his followers) often refer to the cats as “kids”, and visitors to the ranch are invited to “play” with 500-lb. adult lions – not a good idea.

Serio claims on his website that the reason his cats don’t attack people (and I’m not making this up) is “the bond of pure and innocent love that keeps us living harmoniously among one another”. It’s the very same fantasy that has doomed so many big cats to life as “pets” – people so desperately want to believe that as long as they have “love”, everything will be OK.

Hundreds of the people who have been mauled and killed by captive big cats thought they were special too and thought that their love for their big cat “friends” was all they needed.  http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-attacks/

Of course, gaggles of well-meaning animal lovers (the same kind who would fall for cub-petting schemes) have nothing but praise for Serio and his “amazing bond.” They think that this is the way a real sanctuary is run, to say nothing of the hundreds who express their wishes for their very own pet big cat, or at least the chance to touch one. An ironic message for Serio to be sending, since he says he doesn’t believe that animals should be property.

We reached out to Serio a year or more before this post, because we thought he was doing himself a huge disservice by posing with cubs. We told him that no animal protection group would accept him or even think him a good person unless he stopped acting in such a hypocritical way. We tried to reason with him and didn’t expose him for a long time because we thought he was just foolish and not trying to be cruel. We could not continue to ignore him though when he began trotting celebrities through and having them pose with cubs because people will stupidly mimic celebrities without thinking about the consequences for the cats. We really tried to be nice and still want him to do the right thing.

Overall, I’d say that Black Jaguar White Tiger is nothing more than an ego project from a well-meaning, but seemingly delusional man. He often posts about the “horrible conditions” his cats came from and about how “happy” they are to live with him – and his followers eat it up, calling him an “angel” and praising him profusely for “saving” the animals. And of course, the celebrity snapshots and cute cub pictures have made him a rising star on Instagram. But I don’t think he’s only in it for the glory – he genuinely seems to think he’s “saving the world” by “rescuing” every circus cub in Mexico.

Sadly, like so many animal hoarders, he can’t see the harm he’s doing. This situation is only going to get worse, I’m afraid, especially with the lack of laws in Mexico regarding exotic animals as pets.

When Big Cat Rescue’s founder and CEO was in Mexico in 2015, Eduardo refused to speak to her or allow her to step foot on the property, because he knows that we do not condone posing with big cats.  What else does he have to hide?

Here is a good list of articles about #BJWT

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Posted on Aug 18, 2015 in Abuse, Browse by Name | 0 comments

Animals of Montana

Animals of Montana

Animals of Montana

Tiger Escapes in Detroit MILegal Name (DBA):
ANIMALS OF MONTANA INC.
Customer No: 3702
Certificate No: 81-C-0055
Certificate Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: Aug 25, 2011

170 Nixon Peak Road

BOZEMAN ,MT 59715
COUNTY: GALLATIN

A two-day photoshoot inside Detroit’s Packard Plant – a crumbling former automotive plant – ended abruptly on Monday after it was discovered the photographer had brought along a tiger, two wolves and a bobcat.

And the tiger got loose.

See the video and read more:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/17/tiger-detroit-building-photo-shoot?CMP=twt_gu

2015 Census

AMERICAN BADGER ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
5 BOBCAT ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
3 CANADIAN LYNX ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
2 COYOTE ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
6 GREY FOX ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
21 GREY WOLF ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
1 GRIZZLY BEAR ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
2 NORTH AMERICAN BLACK BEAR ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
2 NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
1 NORTHERN/EURASIAN LYNX ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
2 PINE MARTEN ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
2 RACCOON ALL OTHER COVERED SPECIE
1 LEOPARD WILD/EXOTIC FELINES
1 LION WILD/EXOTIC FELINES
4 PUMA WILD/EXOTIC FELINES
2 TIGER

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Posted on Sep 1, 2012 in News Feed | 0 comments

Tacoma zoo: Sumatran tiger cub not thriving

TACOMA – The head veterinarian at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium says staffers will bottle-feed a newborn Sumatran tiger cub because of concerns that he’s losing weight and not getting enough milk.

 

Staff members say the cub’s mother, Jaya, is less attentive to this cub than she was to a litter she had two years ago. The zoo says she’s been frequently leaving the den box, which means the new cub isn’t getting sufficient nursing opportunities.

 

Dr. Karen Wolf says it’s in the cub’s best interest to get round-the-clock feedings with special formula. She said Tuesday he was a bit dehydrated and his temperature was low. He weighed 3 pounds.

 

The cub was born Aug. 22.

 

Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species.

 

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/08/tacoma-zoo-sumatran-tiger-cub-not-thriving/

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Posted on Aug 17, 2012 in News Feed | 0 comments

Bengal Tiger Cub Takes Up Residence at Mexican Animal Shelter

Bengal Tiger Cub Takes Up Residence at Mexican Animal Shelter

Bengal Tiger Cub Takes Up Residence at Mexican Animal Shelter

Published August 09, 2012

EFE

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    Albert, a 6-month-old Bengal tiger cub caught up in the middle of a custody dispute, plays Tuesday at the city animal shelter in Guadalajara, where he has been living for the past three months. (EFE)

A Bengal tiger cub at the center of a custody dispute has been living for the past three months at the city animal shelter in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, sharing the facility with about 50 cats and dogs.

Albert enjoys playing with a new basketball at the shelter, totally unaware of his legal predicament.

“He’s happy here,” shelter director Guillermo Korkowski told Efe, adding that he was “very fond” of his 6-month-old guest.

Albert arrived at the shelter on May 12 after his former home, Parque Alcalde, was closed by city officials for failing to comply with the terms of its permit.

City and federal environmental officials seized the tiger cub, a cockatoo and several other small exotic animals that served as the park’s attractions.

Albert was leased to the park’s owners by a man who has failed to claim him, prompting environmental officials to sue the man over custody of the big cat and to require certification of his legal origin, Korkowski said.

The Environment Secretariat’s holding facility was full, so the cub had to be taken to the city animal shelter temporarily.

Albert’s stay has been longer than expected, forcing shelter officials to build an adequate space for the growing tiger, who is nearly a half-meter (1.6-feet) tall and weighs about 70 kilos (154 pounds).

A large cage that held up to 21 dogs was customized to give the big cat certain luxuries, such as a kiddie pool, a swing made from an old tire, a tree trunk to use as a scratching post and a desk so he can sleep in a high place.

“He’s the king here and he knows it, he knows all of us and is used to the place,” Korkowski said while petting the tiger through the bars of his cage.

Albert eats nearly three kilos (6.6 pounds) of imported chicken every day.

He gets beef only on Fridays “even though he doesn’t like it very much,” the shelter director said.

Francisco Guerrero, who is in charge of feeding the tiger and giving him his calcium supplements, is the only person at the shelter who was brave enough to give Albert his shots and deworm him.

Guerrero sometimes even plays ball with the big cat.

“Tigers also have to be controlled, but you have to know how to respect their place,” Guerrero said, adding that he was happy to get close to one of the big cats.

Shelter officials say they know the tiger cannot stay at the facility much longer because he will soon need more space.

They hope Albert’s legal case will be resolved soon so environmental officials can take him to a zoo that has the facilities to care for him or that his owner can find the cub a new home.

The latter option appears unlikely because few people “can keep and feed a 300-kilo (660-pound) adult tiger at their house,” Korkowski said.

 

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/08/08/bengal-tiger-cub-takes-up-residence-at-mexican-animal-shelter/#ixzz23qAH2bGt

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Posted on Aug 4, 2012 in News Feed | 0 comments

Chinas Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park

Chinas Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park

When a duck came to lunch with a tiger,

and found out that his favorite dish wasn’t fruit and fiber

By EMMA CLARK

PUBLISHED: 14:44 EST, 3 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:30 EST, 3 August 2012

Patience isn’t something they teach at China’s Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park, where dozens of hungry eyes frantically watch visitors as dinner time approaches.

An incredible set of photos shows the critically endangered animals before and during their feast of live chickens, ducks and cows, who attempt in vain to escape the claws of their predators.

Visitors watch from the safety of a viewing platform as the small animals are fed to a group of the tigers visible from the park’s main office or during a safari ride around the park.

Dozens of Siberian tigers gather near the viewing platform of Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, China, no doubt aware that their next meal is dueDozens of Siberian tigers gather near the viewing platform of Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, China, clearly aware that their next meal is due

 

One of the tigers bears his teeth ahead of feeding, proving that whatever animal is on the menu doesn't stand a chanceOne of the tigers bears his teeth ahead of feeding, proving that whatever animal is on the menu doesn’t stand a chance

It is home to hundreds of Siberian Tigers, the largest of the cat species, which are encouraged to lead a wild lifestyle.

It also acts as the largest breeding centre for the cats in the world, opened after the animal was hunted close to extinction in the 1940s.

 

Only a few dozen remain in the wild in their native Russia, China and North Korea after they were tracked down for their body parts, used in traditional Chinese medicine.

However over the past 60 years, their numbers have increased to 500.

Visitors can buy chickens for the equivalent of about £10 or £160 for a cow.

A duck tries in vain to escape the clutches of the young tiger after it's spotted in a pond during a wilderness training programA duck tries in vain to escape the clutches of the young tiger after it’s spotted in a pond during a wilderness training program

 

Two of the cats scramble for a chicken, torn apart in seconds by the hungry tigers...Two of the cats scramble for a chicken, torn apart in seconds by the hungry tigers…

 

...But one of them manages to snatch it away and eat it for himself while all the empty-handed tiger can do is watch on…But one of them manages to snatch it away and eat it for himself while all the empty-handed tiger can do is watch on

The Lonely Planet guide warns: ‘If you don’t think you can handle the spectacle, of cheering locals as much as tigers mauling their prey, consider not taking the ride.’

But the popular attraction of having a photo with a tiger cub was banned the Chinese wildlife conservation and forestry department last month.

The step followed a complaint filed by a resident, surnamed Li who said that visitors to the park were allowed to take pictures with Siberian tiger cubs for 100 yuan, about $16, according to the Huffington Post.

‘The cubs cried miserably, and that’s so pitiful,’ said Li, adding that the cubs would hide behind the tree after being photographed. ‘Obviously, they aren’t willing to do this.’

Some wildlife enthusiasts, however, said the practice was understandable as many animal parks and zoos suffer from a lack of funding.

Two tigers continue to scrap over the prey, with just a few feathers left visible in the mouth of one of the tigersTwo tigers continue to scrap over the prey, with just a few feathers left visible in the mouth of one of the tigers

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183357/The-tigers-came-tea–Giant-hungry-cats-feeding-frenzy-visitors-prepare-hand-dinner.html#ixzz22X5S41nD

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