Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker
tigertoy

EFRC in the news

I normally friends-lock all of my posts about the Exotic Felince Rescue Center so I don't have to wonder on a post-by-post basis if I'm being too public, but I wanted to bring this to the attention of anyone who may be reading my journal that isn't on my friends list.

About 3 weeks ago, a story broke about this guy in New York who was keeping his wife chained up in the basement.  He also had a couple of leopard cubs, which the authorities confiscated when they arrested the fine citizen.  EFRC agreed to take in the leopards and Joe picked them up a couple of weeks ago.  This led to the Indianapolis Star running a story about EFRC that took up most of the front page on Monday, June 13.  You can see the web version of the story, and some other articles on the story are currently featured on the EFRC home page.

I'm very pleased to see this kind of high profile coverage of EFRC in a major newspaper.  I'm not so pleased with the story referring to the cats as Joe's pets -- people's notions that big cats can be kept as pets are the reason a lot of them need rescuing in the first place -- but on the balance, it's a good thing to get the word out.  The cats badly need more money, which means they need more people contributing, which means they need more people to know they're there.
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