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Lions, Tigers & Bears

Bobbi Brink

Lions Tigers & Bears is an organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals and to educating the public about the abuses of the exotic-animal trade. Following a short video, founder Bobbi Brink will discuss the history of her ranch, her many exotic-animal rescues, and the difficulties she encountered traveling on the road with the animals and a trailer. She will also tell of the often inhumane owners’ mistreatment of the animals and the ongoing successes of her rescues.

Instructor: In 1992, Bobbi Brink took a job working with a Texas breeder and exhibitor of tigers and lions. After seeing the horrible abuses and neglect inflicted on captive exotics, she vowed to make a difference and also to end the cycle of their indiscriminate breeding for profit. She founded Lions, Tigers & Bears in 2002, when she rescued two endangered Bengal tigers from a negligent owner who threatened to kill the tigers when local authorities entered his property to rescue the impoverished cats. Brink has taken an active role in advancing legislation to protect captive exotic animals.

Coordinator: Ira Nelson

Course Number: OSHR-70004   Credit: 0 units

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