Big Cat Rescue / Fraud and Lies
My complaint is Big Cat Rescue, and the founder Carol Baskin, and the more I find out about her and the supposed rescue the more of a rancid flavor it leaves in my mouth. I became aware of Big Cat Rescue while researching Bengals, a hybrid cat I was interested in purchasing one. I found article in which Mrs. Baskin disparaged Bengals, claiming this cats were vicious, unpredictable, attacked pets, children, adults and the elderly, were a nuclear warhead for wildlife and would create a super cat in feral colonies that would prey upon even natural predators. Not to mention that she claims hybrid cats use owner's house as a urinal. I was applaud, and after finding actual real partial research I welcome two Bengals into my home within the last the last couple of years.
I recently become reacquainted with Big Cat Rescue because of the hybrid ban she and several other sanctuaries and animal advocacy groups introduced in California and Florida. Through researching big Cat Rescue, I found that Mrs. Baskin, the founder of this BCR is a con artist, liar, and is a horrible person. Who knows her past since it changes to fit her moods. In some she was her second husband's mistress and in her new version they became friends and later lovers. She is the reason he was wealthy. It must be nice to rewrite your past. She and her second husband breed exotic cats and currently most of her cats are from her own breeding program or from the exotic pet trade, which does not mean that the cats were abused as Baskin claims. I give her credit, she is well versed in writing tales of woe that have befallen her supposedly abused cats. But it is a rarity if even half of it is true. Why does she do this? Because abuse stories pulls at heart strings and brings in bigger donations. There is a paper trail which clearly show her purchases and births of her cats, and plenty of ex employees and volunteers she has bullied. She is not satisfied with only lying about her animals, she lies about other cat sanctuaries, because she does not want competition. Mrs. Baskin enjoyed her life as a millionaire, and uses the donations for her personal piggy bank. She gives herself a very generous salary and still lives high on the hog, while her cats, do not get the best of care as she claims. Many of them die of cancer because the land they live on was a land fill. So the water those animals drink and play in are contaminated. Her enclosures for the money she takes in should be much better, and she has been fined many times for lack of care and for unsafe enclosures. Many people have been hurt by her cats, from escaping, or when she allowed people to interact with her big cats. Baskin is a horrible person, who truly does little to help big cats. Anyone stupid enough to ignore the overwhelming evidence of fraud, lies, and immoral of her character and the people she surround herself with is just stupid. BCR should be closed down and Baskin should face charges of slaunder, fraud, and misuse of donations. Oh, she does not believe a word she says about hybrid cats. She stated in1995 that F2 Bengals made wonderful pets, and had a soft pelt. She also owns her own personal Savannah that lives in her home. I would love her to explain the picture with the cat wrapped around her neck. In all, I hate her, she also works hand in hand with HSUS. In all she is nothing but a very talented con artist. One day, she will get hers. Oh, and she said she loves animals, yet sat by as horses were being abused right nwxt next to her. She only loves money. She also called owners of hybrid cats animal abusers, she is one to since she owns one!