Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

This roadside zoo regularly acquires big-cat and bear cubs from notorious breeders and forces them into photo ops, yet it has the audacity to call itself a “sanctuary.” The facility’s operator, Roberta Kirshner, has been seen hitting the baby animals used in these encounters, including a lion cub named Samson, who was hit with a broom while he had broken bones.  Read more at

It has received endangered snow leopards from Tanganyika Wildlife Park.  How can this possibly serve conservation?