The fact remains, there are animals in captivity. This is an inescapable fact. I have great admiration for the sanctuaries that spend time and effort in ensuring their compounds resemble the animal’s habitat as best as they can. The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and BCR are just two facilities which are to be admired. The owner of TWAS, Pat Craig’s knowledge about big cats spans 40 years and cannot be questioned. The images below are that of TWAS and BCR. The new play areas at BCR recently built for their SMALL cats are beautifully thought out and constructed giving them plenty of room to roam and play. If animals are to be kept in captivity, then organisations like BCR, TWAS, Drankenstein, Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary should be the measuring stick for the conserving of wildlife. Not a pseuo sanctuary utilising an old dog training facility which now houses Big Cats in its dog runs. A few existing acres plus another 22 for over 230+ cats is hardly avant-garde.