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Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, ethics, humans, tigers )

Sara
- 704 days ago - capwiz.com
Dade City's Wild Things roadside zoo forces baby tiger and lion cubs to swim in pools with people who pay $200 for this. The babies are clearly miserable and exhausted yet pushed back into the pool when they try to escape. Please sign to help stop this!



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Cher C. (1466)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:00 am


Absolutely signed!!

Thnx sweetie!

 

Carol H. (229)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:07 am
signed for sure, I couldnt believe this when I heard it on the news!!!
 

Jason Green (229)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:09 am
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs.
 

Michela m. (3924)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:11 am
S&N
 

Erika M. (202)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:13 am
signed and apalled
 

Petra M. (253)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:22 am
I couldnt believe this.. .signed!
 

JL A. (275)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:27 am
S&N
 

Chris C. (149)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:28 am
These poor babies. Absolutely terrible! Petition signed!
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:28 am
Terrible...poor little babies at the mercy of whatever the human decides...their lives shouldnt be like that..i think that the thing is humans have lost their respect for animals, actually for anything but themselves. I wonder how did we sink so low.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:40 am
Noted. Already signed. The video showed these babies being treated like toys for human amusement. Disgusting.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:43 am
Gladly signed. I saw this report & it infuriates me how selfish humans are & how they are so willing to exploit animals for their so called amusement!! Hello!! Tigers in swiming pools with your kids, wake up people. Whats is wrong with this picture???? Thanks Sara & Cher for the awareness.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:53 am
Done. Us cats gotta stick together! ;-)
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:54 am
Petition signed.


Ty, Sara.
.
 

Dan S. (9)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:55 am
Signed and shared. Thanks Sara!
 

Linda W. (174)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:02 am
Unacceptable! Signed
 

naomi cohen (44)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:02 am
disgusting, money hungry bastards at it again. signed!
 

Cher C. (1466)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:06 am


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Roxy H. (340)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:11 am
Confirmation
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs. You can do a little more for them by calling too and posting on
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:15 am
Signed

I agree with Naomi Cohen
 

Darlene B. (290)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:17 am
noted and signed. Bless all who love Mother Earth and her inhabitants--
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:24 am
signed~
 

Monika V. (415)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:30 am
Signed and shared! TY Sara
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:39 am
thanks sara, barb and ruth!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:45 am
Signed
 

Gabriela C. (103)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:48 am
Signed for sure. Thank you dear Sara!
"Thank you for speaking out for the cubs. You can do a little more for them by calling too and posting on https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica"
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:50 am
signed. Thanks Ruth,I got this in my email this morning,but couldn't get it to display.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:09 am
Letter sent & added my own personal message with it! Thanks Sara for posting, Ruth S. for forwarding.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:30 am
Thank you for posting this ~ Signed !
 

Freya H. (307)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:59 am
Thanks for promoting this, Sara! I was going to submit it, but you beat me to the punch. And I don't mind at all!
 

Tom Tree (254)
Friday October 12, 2012, 12:27 pm
Signed and shared. Thanks !
 

Carrie B. (304)
Friday October 12, 2012, 12:32 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you for the forward Ruth S.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:02 pm
absolutely signed, thanks Sara
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:02 pm
Signed.
 

Jennifer V. (348)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:09 pm
evil
 

Constance F. (433)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:10 pm
Thank you!
Confirmation
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs.
 

Kerstin Strobl (345)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:16 pm
signed, thank you Sara
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:18 pm
signed.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1647)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:19 pm
Gladly Signed! I have dejavu BIG TIME about this!!! I didn't see the video on GMA but after seeing the image of that sweet baby tiger cub, it's as if a wave washed over me and I knew I'd seen it before. Our society has become wreckless with animals. Thank you Sara for posting!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:19 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thanks.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:27 pm
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs. And thx Sara and Henriette for fwd. Can this be true? And going on for 2 yrs without anything done about it....unbelievable! Will share.
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:31 pm
This is cold hearted and abusive. This jerk needs to be locked up and heavily fined. This is sick.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:35 pm
REMINDER : US citizens should also sign for Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act S 3547.
http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=61874551

 

John S. (303)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:37 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:53 pm
thanks, signed
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:53 pm
Sara fantastic post i just read about these poor tiger cubs yesterday! Thanks for posting gladly signed & sent letter even added alot from myself in my own words as this level of exploitation and cruelty really upsets me! I also shared tweeted & noted thanks again Sara great post!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:10 pm
Seems people are doing anything for money at an innocent animals expense and IVE HAD IT!

Living in Florida, Im tired of the ignorance..wasnt it LAST WEEK they had a similar story but with alligators or crocs with their mouths duck taped shut and idiots brought them to childrens bday parties to swim with the kiddies. people were all upset but i guess cuz these are cute and cuddly people think its cute...
N&S and PISSED

 

Darla Taylor (109)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:40 pm
Noted and absolutely signed. Thanks so much, Sara.
 

. (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:43 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Beth M. (244)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:44 pm
Signed & shared on FB.
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:05 pm
you got it!
 

Alison A. (235)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:09 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Sara.
 

Beth M. (244)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:13 pm
http://www.change.org/petitions/do-not-allow-the-swim-with-tiger-cub-and-swim-with-gator-at-dade-city-s-wild-things-zoo
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:19 pm
Noted!~ Signed & posted to Facebook!~
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:23 pm
Done
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:43 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Fadi M. (37)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:43 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you Vicky!
 

Amitav Dash (78)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:04 pm
It's more than just the baby tiger. I posted a story about this other day (http://www.care2.com/news/member/945282632/3467783) and it mentions people can pay to swim with an alligator with her mouth taped shut, as well. Unsurprisingly, for people raised on the Disney myth of cuddly wild animals, this stupidity is wildly popular. Should make for an interesting battle -- far too many people think there's nothing wrong with this...
 

rene davis (74)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:04 pm
S&N
 

Nimue P. (243)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:28 pm
Big Cat Rescue emailed this to me so I have already signed, noted, thanks Sara.
 

aj E. (164)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:30 pm
signed.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:34 pm
noted. definitely signed now and always!!!!! thnx poor babies!!!!!!! i hope this change for them!!!!!
 

Ruth McD (724)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:40 pm
Soooo noted and signed. Thanks SaraXO
 

Sue H. (1)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:01 pm
Noted and Signed. What complete morons these people are.
 

Joe R. (189)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:14 pm
Done!
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:18 pm
Gladly signed and commented. Also posted on Facebook.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:11 pm
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs.
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:27 pm
Thank you Sara for this. Signed.
 

Ellen G. (340)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:46 pm
2 sigs
 

Fantina f. (50)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:34 pm
SIGNED
 

Laurie H. (714)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:37 pm
I am on a mission now!!!!! Totally signed, shared and will contact officials---this is TOTALLY unacceptable. I would like to take a trip over there too, one day soon!~ Thanks Gabriela & Sara so much!~~~
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:18 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:24 pm
Noted, and signed..This is totally outrageous ....These people should be shamed into stopping this abuse...Although someone who thought of this to make money, probably doesn't have any shame...
 

. (5)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:24 pm
Poor babies, I hope they survive all this abuse. Signed and noted.
 

Rebecca Lynn Dreller (19)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:38 pm
Signed and passed along. Grr............. ! Idiotic people. Why is that 'stupid' can't be cured? That should be our next big cause...."Supply funding to cure STUPID".
 

Marie W. (65)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:08 pm
S&N
There is no cure for stupid.
 

Nan r. (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:24 pm
How awful. Please everyone sign so this will stop!!!!
 

LMj Sunshine (125)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:33 pm
Thank you.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:53 pm
This sounds like abuse to me. Why haven't these people been reported to the local authorities or PETA?
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:10 pm
This id madness, soooooooo signed. Thanks Sara
 

Helen Porter (40)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:10 pm
No one should be allowed to profit off the calculated misery of others.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:03 am
“Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight…Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God's absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.”— Reverend Andrew Linzey

Confirmation
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs. You can do a little more for them by calling too and posting on https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:09 am
Signed.
 

Mike H. (221)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:16 am
Signed thank you
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:17 am
Signed
 

Elsie Au (266)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:27 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:21 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:23 am
noted
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:27 am
Greed! Signed!
 

Maryann Birdsall (20)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:50 am
As it is Dolphins DO NOT belong in captivity now we have friggin Tiger cubs in someones back yard? Animal Entertainment regardless of what kind of animal is so WRONG, they deserve to be in their own habitat (Tigers ARE going extinct!) what happens to these beauties when they get too big and they aren't so cuddly anymore? they'll live in a damn cage for the rest of their lives..PLEASE be the voice for ALL animals, we are all they have and if they could talk I'm sure they're saying HELP ME! please don't go to ANY place that holds animals as prisoners whether it be a Zoo, Circus or Aquarium, they are not here for OUR entertainment!
 

Gabriela V. (164)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:02 am
done
 

Anita B. (69)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:36 am
Noted and 4ward!
 

Seda A. (4)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:00 am
signed and noted, thank you.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:19 am
What the hell is entertaining about that? It has to stop! Petition signed.
 

Arild Warud (164)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:12 am
Signed.
 

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:25 am
got this in from Big Cat Rescue and responded already...while i am not opposed to big cats in private hands - as that may be the only way their species survive (sadly), those hands must be held responsible and accountable for the safety and comfort of their charges above profit. big cats - ANY wild animal - must be held in trust...not in chattel.
 

Susan Lane (6)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:29 am
signed and shared
 

Michael O. (172)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:31 am
Signed and noted, with sadness...
 

Michael Holland (9)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:14 am
Signed and noted
 

Cathy Aronson (62)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:35 am
Noted and signed...would have signed in all Caps if I could have to show how outraged I was! Thanks Sara for posting this.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:39 am
Confirmation Thank you for speaking out for the cubs.
thanks Sara
 

Mandy H. (30)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:22 am
Thats awful! Noted and signed, god I hate how people use animals in such awful ways! and dangerous as well!
 

Marian G. (58)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:48 am
this is disgusting.signed
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:56 am
Action taken ("signed" with a few minor changes) and noted.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:48 am
Signed. Thank you for speaking out for the cubs.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:53 am
Done. Thanks.
 

Donna Hamilton (140)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:24 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:31 am
Done!
Thank you.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:15 am
Done !
 

Diane B. (275)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:03 pm
signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:10 pm
signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:11 pm
signed
 

Kay M. (351)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:27 pm
absolutely signed.
 

Taylor Bob (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:27 pm
Sad just sad

Signed
 

Rock H. (254)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:30 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Sara!
 

Amy E. (66)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:35 pm
N/s
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:43 pm
Noted and signed,, Thank you
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:53 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Sara
 

Jane H. (134)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:05 pm
n and s....ty
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:09 pm
Signed.
 

Amy Stotler (9)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:42 pm
Signed and shared. This is terrible, thank you for sharing.
 

Karen B. (8)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:57 pm
Wish I could be there when this happens.!!!!! sadistic BASTARDS, THEY WILL GET THEIRS !!!!!!!! MAYBE THEY .WILL DROWN IN THEIR OWN BLOOD SOON.!!!!!!!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:29 pm
Noted and signed with hope in my heart. Humans disgust me.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:46 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Sara.
 

Michelle S. (455)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:57 pm
Confirmation
Thank you for speaking out for the cubs. You can do a little more for them by calling too and posting on https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica


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(850) 488-4676

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Phone: (919) 855-7100
Fax: (919) 855-7123

Good Morning America
Tom Cibrowski, Senior Executive Producer
tom.cibrowski@abc.com
212-456-5958

It you are as sick of this kind of abuse as we are, help us end it once and for all by passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Act here: http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=61874551

Thank you!
Thanks for speaking out for the cats! Your letter is on its way! Thank you on behalf of these, and all, big cats throughout the world. For the Cats, Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130 Your message was sent to:
Tom Cibrowski, GMA Senior Executive Producer
FL Wildlife Commissioners
USDA/APHIS Eastern Regional Office
 

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:43 pm
This is ridiculous. They are wild animals. They should not be forced to do this.
 

samantha l (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:14 pm
Signed!
 

Victoria L. (12)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:20 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:42 pm
Shockingly abusive exploitation.
 

sean manzon (41)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:16 pm
help is on the way! signed & shared
 

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:49 pm
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
---St. Francis of Assisi
 

Paula W. (23)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:45 pm
Heartbreaking! Noted and signed.
 

Mm M. (455)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:40 pm
Good Grief~ Sara~ Thank you for getting this out, sadly with this laptop and I9 I can't get into anything. Will save and take care of this Monday at the liabrary. Ruth as well as Henriette need Kudos for the forward...Forgive, so behind! Will take care of and forward! xo
 

Sandy G. (35)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:41 pm
Signed.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:47 pm
Noted & signed. This situation is just as I suspected. Poor baby tigers forced to swim beyond their endurance!
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:55 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Sara...
 

Steve S. (67)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:56 pm
TY for the forward Vicky
 

Ali murphy (1)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:40 am
signed n shared
 

Jana Repova (63)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:16 am
Signed @ noted.
 

trina firey (9)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:49 am
I'm so frustrated by the ignorance & greed of People like those in this article.
The reason they do stuff like this with animals is because they can. We need laws to protect wildlife!
Why aren't laws in place to preserve the dignity, habitats & welfare of animals? It's so basic!
The need is obvious & there are constant reminders. There is no excuse for abusing, endangering or taking animals out of their natural homes. People who hurt, kill or use animals for personal satisfaction need to be sentenced to jail. An automatic time & fee should be determined, and it must be severe. This would stop many of the abuses.

We need to act fast if we are to save the critically endangered animals.
 

Maria S. (102)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:07 am
OMG Crazy. What else will people do just to make money. Even endangering kids and cubs. Of course noted and signed. Thanks Sara.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:55 am
Signed
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:56 am
Signed
 

Valerie H. (135)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:58 am
Thank you, signed again
 

Mm M. (455)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:13 pm
Thank you Sara! Finally got this signed..."Thank you for helping the Cubs..."

This is truly Sick #!#!!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:49 pm
Check, just signed!
 

Lisa Sears (172)
Monday October 15, 2012, 8:20 am
Signed! Very interesting that yesterday Animal Planet showed a herd of elephants, all pushing and digging and struggling to get one of their calves OUT OF THE WATER. Worked for an hour before they succeeded. And these people push their tigers BACK INTO the water? Says a lot about compassion and concern.
 

Dawn Mason (108)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:06 am
Done!
 

Mia H. (270)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 11:24 am
Signed!
 

. (0)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 8:27 am
happy to sign and note - ty Sara and Buffy for the fw

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, but I have serious doubts about the universe ……(Einstein)
 

Amy E. (66)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 12:32 pm
n/s
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday October 19, 2012, 5:54 am
Not6ed and signed Sara :0 Thnx :)
 

. (0)
Monday October 22, 2012, 2:07 pm
Thank you Sara and Henriette for the fwd. Every time I think it can't get worse-it does. How miserable human beings are as a species. So many lack compassion, so many lack a heart. My heart goes out to all creatures who have to endure mans cruelty and that seems to be all of them.
 

Sandrea S. (208)
Monday October 22, 2012, 2:32 pm
Signed
 

Nancy C. (798)
Monday October 22, 2012, 8:40 pm
thanx Sara. Signed another somewhere as well...cannot remember where
 

Trudy Killa (125)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 2:54 pm
Thank you Sara. We go & treat these wild animals as if they are tamed & they are not. This goes as the way of swimming with dolphins, whale watching or keeping them confined at Sea World. Why must humans always believe that they have the right to confine animals for their pleasure without regard for their wants & needs. Shame on those who would pay $200 to participate in this activity.
 
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