FWC-LogoCarole Baskin: Master Manipulator! On November 07, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made an unannounced visit to inspect Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue and found a whopping 77 violations that day!  Violations consisting of enclosures with trees that grew through the cage tops breaking the wire, trees that grew through cages and died, rust and corrosion on many, many of the cages, dead limbs and debris weighing down the tops of many cages, broken cage support poles, Broken cage door supports, hog rings used to hold cages together were disconnected, in other words, not holding cages together, grass needing removed, cages not having been raked or cleaned, a water dish so filthy the FWC said it needed to be replaced, and one enclosure didn’t even have the top panel connected to the cage! When confronted with these violations, Carole Baskin starts up her manipulation machine then asks the followers on her Facebook page to chime in.  She actually turned the word “Violation”, a word the FWC used many times in their report, into “Suggestion” stating that anyone who called them violations were misquoting the FWC.  Her word change, in effect, changed the entire focus of the FWC report.


Screen shot above is taken from comments made by BCR under this article: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-man-who-made-animal-friends-20150921?page=11

Here is what the FWC actually wrote: No misquote at all.  The word VIOLATION was used 3 times in that paragraph alone.  The word recommendation(s) was not used a single time in the entire 14 page report.  You can read the FWC inspection from November 14, 2014 here:  http://www.bigcatrescuewatch.com/uploads/2/6/8/1/26816874/2014_unannounced_inspection_-_big_cat_rescue.pdf

Carole did some photo shopping and turned the above statement from the FWC into this:


They left out a comma after “but” and the word “TO”  at the end of the first sentence in the highlighted paragraph.  There are no grammatical errors like that in the original report, clearly indicating that someone else wrote the paragraph that Baskin claims to be the original from the FWC.  You can read this version of it on her BCR website:  http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/FWCNotViolationBigCatRescue.pdf

Baskin is a master manipulator and BCR supporters virtually eat up everything she says and does. This manipulation machine must be stopped.


Katie Altec for Wild Zoo News