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Tyler's Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge Provides Homes for Big Cats


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers )

Cher
- 574 days ago - news-journal.com
Nestled away in the tall pines of East Texas is a place where the big cats are free to roam and roar as they please.



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Ruth S. (298)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:29 am
They should have never been in captivity, but, at least they are being cared for.
 

Barbara D. (78)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:46 am
Thanks so much, Cher! I'm glad I read this because I've always wondered what these sanctuaries are like and what life is like for the cats. I'm still very saddened that this is the best and only option, but I feel better knowing that these cats are with with people who truly care for them and are doing all that they can to provide an environment that satisfies their needs. It's a hell of a lot better than a cage at a roadside zoo!
 

Sandi C. (238)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:20 am
I hate to see them in zoo's & sanctuaries but as long as there safe and cared for I guess I'm okay with it.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:47 pm
I like the whole idea of roaming free and doing as they please so maybe this place is a good thing. Thank you.
 

Beth M. (244)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:49 pm
This is needed for the poor big cats that people get as pets and then they don't bother to take care of them. No individual should be allowed to own any wild animals.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:48 pm
I guess this the best popular world to keep them safe.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
Very informative, thank you.
 

John Coleman (18)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:12 pm
One of my regular charities.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:59 pm
I am SO glad this refuge exists. The big cats deserve the best!
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Friday May 24, 2013, 12:47 pm
AHHH, IT'S SO WONDERFUL, TO READ A STORY, ABOUT
A DECENT BIG CAT (KITTEH) SANCTUARY, DOING WHAT'S
BEST, FOR THE ANIMALS, AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ABUSED
& EXPLOITED !!!

EXOTIC ANIMALS SUCH AS THESE, NEVER MAKE GD PETS !!!

BAN ALL EXOTICS AS PETS !!!

HUMANS & THEIR SELFISH DESIRES, REALLY SUCK !!!

(BAD EYES=BIG TYPE)
 

Sherri G. (117)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:46 pm
I agree they should never be in captivity but the ones on wonderful reserves like this one in
East Texas may have the only ones with poachers killing them off in the wild to sell parts in China. Noted. TY Cher
 

Dianne D. (462)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:01 pm
I was a little disappointed in the habitat provided. The cages are way too small. Those that had these cats should have been prosecuted and forced to pay for these cats for their lives. Glad there are sanctuarys for these cats, but want to make sure these cats lives are the main concern and not for profit.
 

Sara P. (60)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:17 am
It's sad to think that this amazing animals have a hope to survive only in captivity. Thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:16 pm
Agreed Sara P. Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 4:57 am
noted, thanks Cher
 
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