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Protect The Majesty Under The Big Top

Everyone is familiar with the affectionate embrace shared by circus trainer and big cat. Gone are the days of the whip and chair. Lions and tigers are intelligent and complex creatures that benefit from compassionate care and mental stimulation. And life as a trained animal performer is one way to provide both these essential ingredients to a long and healthy life. Professional animal trainers have the experience and skills to meet these important psychological needs.

Moreover, contrary to the unfounded animal rights myth that “ exotic animals being trained are routinely subjected to physical abuse,” the truth is, positive reinforcement is the industry standard in behavior conditioning. Congress passed the Animal Welfare Act to regulate treatment of performing animals, and USDA Animal Care inspectors already make sure that these humane standards are met.

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There Is No Evidence That Tigers Have Been Killed For Their Parts In America

Senator Ray Lesniak, New Jersey Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, has introduced a Senate Bill 3061 to require registration and tracking of tigers in New Jersey. This bill will only affect accredited zoos and museums, because they are the only holders of tigers in New Jersey.

A mass email being generated by Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue is insinuating that tiger owners in New Jersey are slaughtering their tigers for the growing trade in tiger parts used to make alleged traditional Asian medicines, tonics, clothing, ornamentation and tiger bone wine. This is a slanderous accusation having no factual basis.

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