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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Since Fourth of July is almost here, it only makes sense to allow captive tigers to paint abstract pictures using their tails and paws and red, white, and blue paint just as our Founding Fathers intended   (wfla.com) divider line 22
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2013-07-02 03:51:38 PM
Big cat rescue is actually my favorite non-profit. They take old circus animals and house pets grown large (surprise! Big cats are big) and give them a place to live out their days with a little bit of space and dignity. It's not as good as freedom but it beats putting them down.
 
2013-07-02 03:51:52 PM
th06.deviantart.net

Captive tigger.
 
2013-07-02 03:51:57 PM
Are the tigers painting motifs of the patriotic motives?
 
2013-07-02 03:52:57 PM
The seminal work on this fascinating topic.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-02 03:53:36 PM
WHUT?
http://i42.tinypic.com/2n7pd2x.jpg
(Safe For Work, Copy & Paste)
 
2013-07-02 03:53:57 PM
Every day I read Fark I get more ashamed of living in Flordia. I read Fark every day. I live in Flordia.
/Flordian
//ashameds, I tell ya
 
2013-07-02 03:54:40 PM
Well, that IS what the founding fathers intended. Until George Washington killed them all.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

Full sized pic here.
 
2013-07-02 03:54:42 PM
A painting tiger?

images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-07-02 03:57:40 PM

Wellon Dowd: The seminal work on this fascinating topic.

[i.imgur.com image 630x730]


I assume the answer is "because some asshole put paint all over their paws".
 
2013-07-02 04:01:59 PM
Good way to supplement their diet with lead, vanadium, chromium, cobalt, nickel and mercury.  I imagine no one even considered transdermal absorption. Meh, it's not acute poisoning but still.
 
2013-07-02 04:04:12 PM

berylman: Good way to supplement their diet with lead, vanadium, chromium, cobalt, nickel and mercury.  I imagine no one even considered transdermal absorption. Meh, it's not acute poisoning but still.


Or they're using
 
2013-07-02 04:05:21 PM

Poopspasm: berylman: Good way to supplement their diet with lead, vanadium, chromium, cobalt, nickel and mercury.  I imagine no one even considered transdermal absorption. Meh, it's not acute poisoning but still.

Or they're using


Well that was odd. Stupid phone.

Was going to say that they might be using paints that are safe for the cats. They're pretty conscientious about that sort
 
2013-07-02 04:08:37 PM

Poopspasm: Poopspasm: berylman: Good way to supplement their diet with lead, vanadium, chromium, cobalt, nickel and mercury.  I imagine no one even considered transdermal absorption. Meh, it's not acute poisoning but still.

Or they're using

Well that was odd. Stupid phone.

Was going to say that they might be using paints that are safe for the cats. They're pretty conscientious about that sort


Of stuff.

/fark you, iPhone
 
2013-07-02 04:13:41 PM
I've been to the BCR. It's very cool, and very sad at the same time.

Cookie the tiger was my favorite. Last I saw her she was purring and rubbing against her cage for a treat. She's been gone a over a year now, and I can still her her purring.
 
2013-07-02 04:25:24 PM
Those paintings! They're GRRRRRRRRREAT!
 
2013-07-02 04:50:34 PM
So what kind of color vision do big cats have? I wonder how they perceive the paints they're "using."
 
2013-07-02 06:19:02 PM

Poopspasm: Big cat rescue is actually my favorite non-profit. They take old circus animals and house pets grown large (surprise! Big cats are big) and give them a place to live out their days with a little bit of space and dignity. It's not as good as freedom but it beats putting them down.



By any chance, did you familiarise yourself with BCR/Carole Baskins' so-called "Twenty Year Extinction Plan"?

I can't ever, in good conscience, give so much as a single dime to an organisation whose stated objective is the eventual extermination of the species which they are supposed to be "saving". I just can't wrap my head around that level of cognitive dissonance, and no amount of shrill sloganeering of the type that Baskins is so good at, will convince me.
 
2013-07-02 09:15:06 PM

rogrog: WHUT?


Oh my. I haven't seen that spelling for a while.

squeeeee!
 
2013-07-02 10:11:04 PM

Kriggerel: Poopspasm: Big cat rescue is actually my favorite non-profit. They take old circus animals and house pets grown large (surprise! Big cats are big) and give them a place to live out their days with a little bit of space and dignity. It's not as good as freedom but it beats putting them down.


By any chance, did you familiarise yourself with BCR/Carole Baskins' so-called "Twenty Year Extinction Plan"?

I can't ever, in good conscience, give so much as a single dime to an organisation whose stated objective is the eventual extermination of the species which they are supposed to be "saving". I just can't wrap my head around that level of cognitive dissonance, and no amount of shrill sloganeering of the type that Baskins is so good at, will convince me.


There are a number of Big Cat Rescues. I was at one in WI just a short trip from the dells. I'd bet that most of them have never heard of this woman much less follow her plan.

/Would donate to big cat rescues WAY before any political organization if I had any money
 
2013-07-02 11:11:45 PM
I just moved to Tampa last week and I'm going to volunteer orientation at BCR this Saturday. I'll be spending my time with those furballs for the next year or so - cannot wait!! Also, they have lots of videos of the cats painting and doing other enrichment activities here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BigCatRescue

/prepare to spend the next few hours watching cat videos
 
2013-07-03 06:03:18 AM

NotARocketScientist: Kriggerel: Poopspasm: Big cat rescue is actually my favorite non-profit. They take old circus animals and house pets grown large (surprise! Big cats are big) and give them a place to live out their days with a little bit of space and dignity. It's not as good as freedom but it beats putting them down.


By any chance, did you familiarise yourself with BCR/Carole Baskins' so-called "Twenty Year Extinction Plan"?

I can't ever, in good conscience, give so much as a single dime to an organisation whose stated objective is the eventual extermination of the species which they are supposed to be "saving". I just can't wrap my head around that level of cognitive dissonance, and no amount of shrill sloganeering of the type that Baskins is so good at, will convince me.

There are a number of Big Cat Rescues. I was at one in WI just a short trip from the dells. I'd bet that most of them have never heard of this woman much less follow her plan.

/Would donate to big cat rescues WAY before any political organization if I had any money


There are plenty of good sanctuaries out there. The only problem is that Carole Baskins' sideshow in Tampa dominates them all with regards to fund-raising, media saturation and press coverage. The very fact that even right here on FARK she has a number of volunteers and out-and-out shills, who seed every big cat-related thread with her message is a phenomenon I've never seen outside of the Moonies.

Again, it wouldn't be so bad if Baskins' chosen shills (i.e. "volunteers") weren't so eagerly drinking the kool-aid and buying into her Twenty Year Extinction Plan... I've said more than once that BCR's media-savvy and ability to put themselves above and beyond any and all critical analysis would make both PeTA and HSUS drool.
 
2013-07-03 06:08:40 AM

Julietta_Vendetta: I just moved to Tampa last week and I'm going to volunteer orientation at BCR this Saturday. I'll be spending my time with those furballs for the next year or so - cannot wait!! Also, they have lots of videos of the cats painting and doing other enrichment activities here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BigCatRescue

/prepare to spend the next few hours watching cat videos


Make sure you watch the ones, where she's showing tigers and black leopards being neutered (once again in furtherance of her Twenty Year Extinction Plan). And also enjoy seeing the "rescued" snow leopard that is being made to suffer in the Central Florida heat.
 
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