Unelthical Wildlife Rehab Centers

Unfortunately there are Wildlife Rehab Centers that are practicing Barbaric, Unnecessary and Unethical protocols.

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Big Cat Rescue Tampa
http://www.causes.com/causes/589744-stop-big-cat-rescue-tampa-from-using-domestic-rabbits-as-live-food


White Oak Conservation Center

http://www.causes.com/causes/623109-stop-white-oak-conservation-center-from-using-domestic-rabbits-as-live-food

This is an appalling story about another wildlife rehabber, who does not stop at using domestic rabbits as live prey for the rehab animals.  They use helpless deer as well.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/orphaned-florida-panther-will-graduate-from-wild-oak-plantation-to/1174879

 

Florida Panther Society
http://www.panthersociety.org/current.html

Sent: Jul 1, 2011 6:48 AM
To: old-time-florida@earthlink.net
Subject: Fwd: Panther rehab guidelines
Attention:  Stephen Williams

Can you please forward me a link or information .pdf on the Florida Panther Rehabilitation Feeding Guidelines?  I would specifically like to review the information that recommends using domestic rabbits for live feedings.

Thank you in advance,  Kathie

From: S.L.Willaims [mailto:old-time-florida@earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2011 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Panther rehab guidelines
Ms. Kathie;

I am unaware of any such guide lines, and suggest that you contact the non-game species officer of your districts Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission.  You might also ask the US Fish and Wildlife office out of Vero Beach as they administer federal regulations regarding permits to keep various species in captivity.

Read White Oak Conservation CenterCorrespondence here: http://causes.worldpeacemeet.com/stoplivefeeds/white-oak-correspondence/