Big cats and human complexity

Well said!

The Trailhead

This weekend I spent time at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center near Brazil, Indiana. Most of the cats at the Center are tigers, due in part to the popularity of tiger ownership as a status symbol, as well as the obsession with breeding white tigers. Such breeding inevitably produces many non-white tigers, which then require sanctuary.

White tiger. White tiger.

There really are very few places that one can get so close to big cats; in the wild it’s unwise, and in zoos there always seem to be greater physical barriers, whether through glass or moats or just sheer distance. The EFRC keeps the cats in wooded, fenced habitats. Some of the cats are quite affectionate, and would come up and rub their faces against the fence when our guide called them, just like ordinary kitties.

010Others, though, behaved very much like one would expect wild tigers and lions to behave. I stood…

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One Response to Big cats and human complexity

  1. carolinaleinwand says:

    Thank you, Melissa.  Appreciate in these sad moments to learn of sanctuaries and rescues that are taking in endangered wildlife and working to give them a second chance.   From: Mel’s Musings (aka bersain1) To: Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:34 PM Subject: [New post] Big cats and human complexity #yiv3903315490 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3903315490 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3903315490 a.yiv3903315490primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3903315490 a.yiv3903315490primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3903315490 a.yiv3903315490primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3903315490 a.yiv3903315490primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3903315490 | mcbarlow5 posted: “Well said!” | |

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