Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection invites you to a fun, free, and informal event with Tammy Thies, Executive Director of The Wildcat Sanctuary
Come listen to Tammy speak about captive exotic animals in Minnesota while you enjoy cocktails and the company of others interested in protecting these animals.
Lions and tigers and Bengals? Discover Minnesota’s most endangered wildlife
Did you know there are more tigers in backyards across the U.S. than in all of the zoos put together?
The Humane Society of the United States estimates there are as many as 10,000 wildcats in private ownership across America. How do you get your own wildcat? Just go to the Internet. You can point, click, and buy lions and tigers. The motive is profit. Unfortunately, in the end it is the cats who pay the highest price. The exotic pet trade causes more suffering for big cats than poaching and loss of habitat combined. They often live in cramped, filthy conditions, and most pose a very real threat to public safety. When things go wrong, who is there to help? The Wildcat Sanctuary of Sandstone, Minnesota.
As greater control through new legislation is brought to the largely unregulated practice of buying, breeding and selling wild animals as pets, exotic animals are being confiscated or abandoned in increasing numbers. Accredited facilities, like The Wildcat Sanctuary, who provide big cat rescue services and appropriate life-long care, are a critical part of an appropriate and compassionate response.
Please join Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection as we host a fun and informal event with Tammy Thies to learn about the captive exotic animal problem in Minnesota, what the ‘regulated animal law’ is, and what more can be done in MN to protect these beautiful, ferocious, and vulnerable animals.
What: Lions and tigers and Bengals? Discover Minnesota’s most endangered wildlife
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Where: Grumpy’s Bar downtown Minneapolis, 1111 Washington Ave. S
Drinks and Food: Snacks will be provided; cash bar