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|Originally Posted: 16 April 2011|
Pzazz Resort Hotel is Hosting Cruel Tiger Cub Exhibit
FROM Big Cat Rescue
Tell Pzazz Resort Hotel in Burlington, Iowa to end their tiger cub exhibit. Despite Big Cat Rescue's urgent pleas to stop this abuse of the cubs and explain to them why this is abuse, they became very angry and defensive of their bad decision.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Pzazz Resort Hotel
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
An tiger cub petting exhibit is scheduled at the casino April 17, 2011.
Joe Schreibvogel, the exhibitor, is an incessant breeder of
big cats. He rips the cubs from their mothers a few days after
birth, a torment for both the cubs and the mother. Then he and
his associates, operating under multiple business names, cart
the cubs in a semi-trailer around the Midwest, setting up cages
in malls and casinos and charging people to pet them. He claims
he is “forced” to do this to make money to support the 1400
animals he has on 16 acres at his Oklahoma zoo. But, real
rescuers of animals do not torment some to support others.
Meanwhile, the 23 of his cubs who died in 2010 are the subject
of an ongoing USDA investigation.
When Schreibvogel’s exhibit was at Mounds Mall last October, cubs were sick with violent diarrhea. Instead of taking them off exhibit so they could rest and recover, his staff just followed them around with towels, then wiped the poor cubs’ tender bottoms with the same towel they had just used to wipe the floor, as the poor cubs screamed in pain. You can see video of this awful abuse, and learn more about Schreibvogel, at TigerCubAbuse.com.
What happens to cute cubs used to make money by people like Schreibvogel after they are too big and dangerous to use this way? Most spend their entire lives in small concrete and chain link cells, often in horrible conditions. USDA rules allow keeping a 500 pound tiger for its entire life in an area about the size of a parking space.
To stop this abuse, malls and casinos need to know that it offends more people than it draws!
Thank you for everything you do for animals!