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USA: Captive Exotic & Wild Mammal Related Human Fatalities by the Type of Facility and Animal since year 2007, when the CWSA, Captive Wildlife Safety Act, was implemented.

2015 Legislation: Say NO to Federal Big Cat Ban HR 3546, September 2015

      REXANO      2016      CALENDAR

 GUIDE FOR POTENTIAL DONORS ON HOW TO DISTINGUISH HONEST, NON HYPOCRITICAL, SANCTUARIES FROM PSEUDO-SANCTUARIES, ALSO KNOWN AS SCAM OR SCUMTUARIE$ 

 Sanctuary Business December 2015   Accredited Exotic Animal Sanctuary Definition January 2016

 USA: Captive Elephant Statistics – Human Fatalities 1990-2013 NEW

 Exotic Food for Thought October, 2015   

 Katz the zoo cougar gets new home in Pahrump October 4, 2013  NEW

PVT: Animal Rights Groups Need to Mind their own Business, By Zuzana Kukol ,  December 2, 2015  NEW

 News of Over 10 South China Tigers in Africa Under Rewilding Unknown August 2013  

 REXANO in Documentary: "The American Tiger"   

 According to FWC, Big Cat Rescue, BCR, is NOT classified as sanctuary April 18, 2013

 Nevada: Captive Animal Related Human Fatalities, 5 year period, 2008-2012

 USA: Captive Elephant Statistics – Human Fatalities 1990-2013 NEW

 USA: Captive Bear Statistics – Human Fatalities 1990 - 2012   NEW    

 Tiger Princess and Zuzana Kukol Las Vegas Sun Valentine Card February 2013 NEW

 REXANO Director Scott Shoemaker on KNPR Lions And Tigers And Bears ... Oh No! January 24, 2013

 Analysis of the "Elephant in the Living Room" Documentary: Insider’s Point of View By Zuzana Kukol

 The tigers next door December 6, 2012 Las Vegas Weekly NEW  GALLERY

 Honest Exotic Animal Owners Ask for Full Investigation of the Fabrications Told On Jay Leno’s Lion Cub Show- Longer version 12/11/2012

 Honest Exotic Animal Owners Ask for Full Investigation of the Fabrications Told On Jay Leno’s Lion Cub Show- PRESS version 12/11/2012 NEW

 USA: Large Captive Exotic & Wild Mammal Related Human Fatalities by the Type of Facility and Animal, 2000 - 2012 NEW

 Lawsuit and Injunction filed : Ohio Exotic Animals Owners vs. THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 11/2/2012 NEW

 REXANO, Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership, statement regarding the escapes of chimpanzees in Las Vegas August 12, 2012  NEW

  USA: Captive Constrictor (aka Non - Venomous) Snakes Statistics Human Fatalities 1990-2012 NEW

 NV: No reason to go after exotic pet owners By Zuzana Kukol, July 29, 2012  NEW

NV: Should we ban owning dogs, horses? By Gordon Brown, July 28, 2012 NEW

 VIDEO NV: A Bill Draft Request May Ban Exotic Animal Ownership Scott Shoemaker, REXANO Director, July 17, 2012  NEW

 Nevada Lawmaker Proposes Exotic Animal Ban July 16, 2012 NEW

 NV: Exotic Animal Owners Face Ban July 16, 2012  NEW

VIDEO: We the Animals: Legalize the Constitution 

 NV: State senator to introduce bill to ban keeping wild animals as pets July 16, 2012  NEW

Training to handle 'exotic' 911 calls By Mark Waite, PVT, 8/26/2009  and VIDEO Lions, Tigers & EMTs

 Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, IRS 990 Form 2010  (3.5MG)  NEW

 HSUS's owned and managed "Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch” sanctuary USDA animal welfare inspection report 2010-2012 (11 pages) NEW

 FATAL ATTRACTIONS UNMASKED: THE ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT INVADES MAINSTREAM NETWORK PROGRAMMING By Dean Ripa, June 2012  NEW

USDA Report Regarding the Death of a Leopard at Columbus Zoo NEW

 Ohio's proposed exotic animal ban will be waste of money By Zuzana Kukol, Zanesville Times Recorder, April 22, 2012    NEW

 OHIO: Captive Exotic & Wild Animal Related Human Fatalities (22-year period, 1990-2011) NEW

 Captive Big Cat Related Human Fatalities in the USA by State and Species, Yearly and Lifetime Odds: 1990 - 2012    NEW

REXANO in Documentary: "The American Tiger" The Nature of Things with David Suzuki February 2012  NEW

 Terry Thompson Final Autopsy Report by Licking county, OH, coroner, 12/16/2011  NEW

How Not to Save Wild Tigers By Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, December 2, 2011

 Captive Bear, Big Cat, Elephant, Constrictor and Venomous Snakes Related Human Fatalities in the USA by State and Type, Yearly and Lifetime Odds         

 USA TODAY: Opposing view: Let people own exotic animals By Zuzana Kukol 10/21/2011 

 NBC TODAY SHOW: Scott Shoemaker, REXANO director, on Zanesville, Ohio tragedy 10/20/2011 NEW Big-cat owner: 'You form a bond with them'

VIDEOS: Garage Tiger Next Door?   NEW  Tiger Breakdancing

USFWS proposed rule to remove crossed or generic tiger from exemption under CBW TEXT PDF and INFO HERE Deadline extended to 10/21/2011, OPPOSE HERE NEW REXANO Submission to OPPOSE 9/16/2011, REXANO SUPPLEMENTARY OPPOSING SUBMISSION 10/12/2011

10 News Investigators raise questions about Big Cat Rescue transparency 9/29/2011 NEW

 More info on BCR cats

Why Is The Discovery Channel Producing and Airing Jerry Springer-Like Animal Shows on TV? The Untold Story Behind the “Wild Animal Repo”, WAR, “Six Tigers” Episode May 2011 NEW

 YT VIDEO: Tiger: Beware of Dog?  NEW

DIRECTORY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT By IWMC, December 1996

PEARSON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE February 17, 2011 NEW

Tippi Hedren and her Shambala Preserve's Origins  

 Big Cat Rescue Lawsuit February 2011  RICO Lawsuit: Feld Entertainment, Inc., vs. Animal Rights Groups 2/16/2010

INTRODUCTION TO THE POLITICS OF ANIMAL LEGISLATION By Genevieve Wall, Attorney at Law Fall/Winter 2007 (6.6MB, PDF)

USDA-FOIA Documents Regarding Fatal SF Zoo Tiger Attack From December 2007

Offers to sell wild cats are rarely legitimate  By Susan Tepper, February 13, 2011

W.A.R. is declared on the WAO animals January 2011

Who Hears The Tiger’s Roar? By Gavino, 11/23/2010

VIDEOS: Serval Grooms Bobcat November 2010  NEW  Lazy Lion Steals Tools

Exotic animal deaths are sensationalized By Zuzana Kukol, The Chronicle Telegram, 11/3/2010

YT Videos: Dog Vs Tiger NEW and Gallery of Wild and Exotic Cats and their Hybrids

Are Animal Television Networks Tumbling into the Toilet? By Eric Roscoe, October 2010

BCR Chairman Pays to Pose with a Tiger Cub October 2010  

Tigers as pets in the US By KAMESHWAR SHERGILL, 5/25/2006

 Animal Welfare - A Human Rights Concern By Raven Simons, Fall 2010  

New court cases related to exotic animals October 2010 

 WAO, Wild Animal Orphanage is closing September 2010  

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." By Sean Poole and Zuzana Kukol, 2010 

 What are the odds of being killed by a US captive bear? BloggerNews by Zuzana Kukol, August 22, 2010

 FIRE HOSE HAMMOCKS FOR BIG CATS, CANINES, Etc…

 Predator-Mediated Competition By Charles E. Kay Ph.D.,July-August 2010  

 Controls Over APHIS Licensing of Animal Exhibitors Office of Inspector General, June 2010 

 USFWS: Tiger delisting denied August 12, 2010

Two crouching tigers, some hidden dragons By Barun S Mitra, July-August 2010

Godzilla versus King Kong - East African style By Mike Norton-Griffiths, November 2007 

AMERICAN TIGERS FACTS Letter to NEWSWEEK By Zuzana Kukol, 8/7/2010

 The Great Environmentalist Conspiracy By Gavino, 8/5/2010, 2010

The Kiss of Death Or Does Conservation Work? By Mike Norton-Griffiths, 1995

 A Week Alone With Big Cats-or-How I Learned to Brave the Lazy Lion and Live to Tell About It! By Tim Stoffel  

WWF: World Wildlife Fund

 IT’S NOT ABOUT SAVING SPECIES – IT’S ABOUT SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY AND MAKING SOME GROUPS WEALTHY By KAREN BUDD FALEN, May 26, 2010

Cold weather and the potential range of invasive Burmese pythons Spring 2010 

YT: Chain Link Fence Construction for Big Cats

Vegetarians... The Scourge of the Earth By Dr. Charles Kay, Muley Crazy 2010  

Ode to Meisha (Mee-sha) By Lynn M Stuter 

The Venomous Snakes of Texas Health Service Region 8

 Wildlife farms may stifle rise in organised crime poaching By Michael 't Sas Rolfes 3/24/2010

Kenya’s Wildlife Debacle: The True Cost of Banning Hunting By Charles E. Kay, Ph.D 

 USA: Large Captive Exotic & Wild Mammal Related Human Fatalities by the Type of Facility and Animal since the Year 2000

BCR, Big Cat Rescue Photo Tour

 Fatal Attractions - Rebuttal By Diana Geiger, March 2010

ECO-TERRORISM SPECIFICALLY EXAMINING THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT AND THE ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT Hearing 9th Congress, 5/18/2005

 Testimony of David Martosko, CCF, US Senate,Committee on the Environment and Public Works, Environmental and Animal-Rights Terrorism and Its Above-Ground Support System 5/18/2005

Humane Society not welcome By Zuzana Kukol, PVT, 3/26/2010  The Wendover Times April 2-8, 2100

 Exotic Pets - Socially Unacceptable By Diana Geiger

Tiger Hugger By Zuzana Kukol, BellaOnline 3/18/2010

GENERIC WILD TIGERS? By Zuzana Kukol, March 2010

PRIVATE OWNERSHIP IS SAVING TIGERS FROM EXTINCTION By Zuzana Kukol, February 2010

Political 'Benedict Arnolds' By David Rice – DR_Sparktrician, February 2010

Captive big cats not a public safety issue By Zuzana Kukol, 2/4/2010

CAPTIVE PYTHONS AND BOAS IN THE USA: Separating Facts from Fiction flyer December 2009

Emergency tips on keeper and rescue personnel safety in case of an animal attack By Zuzana Kukol

Basics of Chain Link Fence Construction for Large Predators By Zuzana Kukol, Winter 2009/2010

Animal Planet performs another half-donkey job with their new propaganda ridden and unbalanced exotic animal series 1/8/2010

Andean Cat Conservation, Dr. Jim Sanderson August 2009

That Horse Bit Me: Zoonotic Infections of Equinesto Consider after Exposure Through the Bite or the Oral/Nasal Secretions Equine Bites By Ricky Langley, MD, MPH, Thomas Morris, MD, MPH, July 2009

 Issues of captivity and conservation surrounding pantherine cats with a focus on the lion (Panthera leo) and the tiger (Panthera tigris)
A SENIOR THESIS PRESENTED TO The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
By Karen R. Lovely, March 2009

"It's like herding cat people: Managing Confrontation with Diplomacy" By Mindy Stinner, The Conservators' Center, July 2009

"Animal Rights:" Pernicious Nonsense For Both Law & Public Policy By Richard K. Latimer, Attorney at Law, May 2009

The Myth of the Wild  By Brenda Scott Royce, 12/27/2008 

Why we buried our mom in a pet cemetery By Robin Washington 

Why do we run away from acknowledging that many of our wild or exotic animals are pets? By Betsy Whitlock, 12/31/2008

DHS: Ecoterrorism: Environmental and Animal-Rights Militants in the United States May 2008

Taking the Unsafe out of the Unexpected By FCF May/June 2008
What is a True Exotic Animal Sanctuary? By Zuzana Kukol, September 2008 Unedited Version HERE
Big Cat Safety, Handling and Training By Dr. Bhagavan Antle

 

TOTAL NUMBERS AND ODDS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN THE USA BY CAUSE OF INJURY in 2005: comparing human fatalities caused by captive exotic and wild animals (average from 1990 – 2008) to deaths caused in the course of a normal daily routine in every day life in 2005.  REXANO, only used fatalities numbers since all deaths are reported and there is only one degree of death. Injuries in all walks of life range from life threatening to simple Band-Aid fix, and many go unreported. The average life expectancy of 77 years was used to calculate the lifetime odds. The odds are statistical averages for the whole U.S. population. The vast majority of those killed by exotic animals are the trainers, handlers and owners. The real chance of a member of the general public getting killed by an exotic animal is lower than the averages in the table below; the same way a non alcoholic is not likely to be killed by excessive alcohol consumption.

 

Cause of Death in 2005

Number of Deaths per Year

One Year Odds

Lifetime Odds

Captive non-human primate

0*

0

0

Alligator, crocodile

 0**

0

0

Captive bear

0.16**

1 in 1,901,875,000

1 in 24,700,000

Non venomous snake

0.44**

1 in 691,590,909

1 in 8,981,700

Captive elephant

0.72**

1 in 422,638,888

1 in 5,488,816

Venomous snake

0.88**

1 in 345,795,454

1 in 4,490,850

Captive big/exotic cat

1.1**

1 in 276,636,363

1 in 3,592,680

Fireworks discharge

4

         74,126,765

         952,786

Flood

12

        24,708,922

        317,595

Toys

20

       14,825,352

               190,557

Struck by or against another person

26

       11,404,118

        146,582

Bitten or struck by dog

33

        8,985,062

       115,489

Contact with hot tap-water

43

        6,895,513

          88,631

Lightning

48

        6,177,230

         79,399

Contact with hornets, wasps, bees

82

        3,615,940

         46,477

Drowning and submersion while in or falling into bath-tub

344

          861,939

         11,079

Alcohol

346

           856,957

         11,015

Fall on/from ladder, scaffolding

477

           621,608

           7,990

Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed

573

           517,464

           6,651

Drowning and submersion while in or falling into swimming-pool

607

           488,480

           6,279

Cataclysmic storm***

874

           339,253

           4,361

Fall involving bed, chair, furniture

899

           329,819

           4,239

Drowning and submersion while in or falling into natural water

1,603

           184,970

           2,378

Fall on and from stairs and steps

1,690

           175,448

           2,255

Exposure to smoke, fire, flames

3,197

             92,745

           1,192

Narcotics and psychodysleptics

11,050

             26,833

              345

Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter

16,692

            17,763

              228

Motor-Vehicle Accidents

45,343

             6,539

                84

Sources: U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, National Safety Council, National Center for Health Statistics, FBI, U.S. Census, animal attack news reports NOT be classified as animal ‘attack’, just like a nurse or doctor being accidentally infected with a blood from an AIDS patients can not be called a murder.
** Based on 18 year average 1990-2008 numbers, since the fatalities numbers per year are low (statistically insignificant)
(*** ) Includes hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, dust storms, and other cataclysmic storms

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