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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:38 AM

Armed police freed 11 tigers, 3 lions, and 3 bears from captivity and that was just the beginning

http://www.businessinsider.com/armed-police-freed-tigers-lions-and-bears-from-captivity-2016-3

In a small animal sanctuary 50 miles south of Buffalo, tigers paced back and forth around the rotting carcass of a dead cat. Flies swarmed piles of excrement. One tiger, in a cage next to two female lions, was missing most of her tail and one ear.

Rusty screws and plywood supported ramshackle metal cages. Several big cats showed signs of cataracts, and, according to people who were on the scene, they hadn't been given food or water for some time.

The site, an animal sanctuary known as JNK's Call of the Wild, had fallen into disrepair after a death months before left the surviving owner unable to provide for the animals.

Along with dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, and a horse, the Sinclairville, New York, facility held 11 tigers, three lions, three bears, and two wolves, all malnourished.

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I did additional research on this one...I found this happened in May 2014. All large exotic animals survived but one tiger was so ill that it needed to be euthanized. I saw this one at Yahoo, but it switched me to the Business Insider site, and eventually after much time trying to load, I got most of the story. It is a long read, but well written in my opinion.. Also, this is interesting because the original owners really tried to take care of these exotic animals, but due to a death of an owner and increasing cost of food and upkeep, the facility fell into total disrepair. Also, the lengthy article describes how easy it would be in some states to import and have exotic animals. Some states prohibit this, but others allow and a few require no permits at all..

Here is a google search link with a whole lot of additional stories about this if you desire more info:

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=hts&oq=&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS494US495&q=JNK%27s+Call+of+the+Wild%2c

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Reply Armed police freed 11 tigers, 3 lions, and 3 bears from captivity and that was just the beginning (Original post)
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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:40 AM

1. Oh my!

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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:42 AM

2. I need to say, this occured in May 2014...almost all animals are safe now.

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