In 2007, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), in conjunction with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Born Free, World Wildlife Fund, and Big Cats on Easy Street began formulating a plan to remove all animals from captivity which would ignite a mass extinction process. These organizations formed a “subsidiary” known as the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), a non-profit and self-proclaimed savior to captive animals.
Then under the guise of “public safety” these groups immediately began lobbying for sole control over non-profit animal sanctuaries throughout the United States while exempting themselves from their own proposed legislation. Certainly not an exercise of leadership by example.
The aforementioned groups even went so far as to go on record and state that the current Animal Welfare Act administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and charged by Congress was insufficient and somehow lacked authoritative insight and oversight. However, this did not stop them from allowing “pseudo-sanctuaries” that failed to meet the nations minimal animal care standards from becoming “accredited” under GFAS and its monopolistically controlled board.
Five years later, in 2012, these organizations began pushing an even more extreme agenda that negatively impacts endangered species, including the tigers. These facilities are attempting to introduce and pass legislation through state and federal governments that [by proxy] would result in the annihilation of endangered animals by: eliminating the captive population and systematically destroying the gene pools used for conservation application.
Tiger Missing Link Foundation (TMLF), the parent company of Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) immediately noticed the threat that these extremist organizations posed to public education of great cats, conservation efforts and ex-situ preservation – thus sparring the creation of the Tiger Link Advocacy Center. Our mission is to preserve the tigers and related big cats from becoming extinct while providing sound animal care practices which have become the industry standard.
**The Tiger Link Advocacy Center does not affiliate with any political party. Any expressed support (written or verbal) of a political candidate directly reflects the individual(s) stance on Animal Welfare, species survival programs to save the tiger from extinction, and big cat rescues in captivity. Tiger Missing Link, Tiger Creek and the Tiger Link Advocacy Center's only agenda is to save the tigers from extinction and to protect all big cats from any legislation, group, or individual that threatens the viability of big cat species, including but not limited to the Animal Rights movement.