Thanks to I Can Has Cheezburger for the following link. Also, mad props to Big Cat Rescue for doing what they do.
All the cats are SO beautiful, but the black panther behaves just like Mindy did and Miggy does when the ‘nip is in play. (also, note when the black panther does the Pixar grin. I also heard Durante’s voice creep in there as well)
I am an ailurophile on the highest order, but at no time do I feel some sort of pull to get in a cage with one of these guys. As I have said for years, Wild Means Wild. The reason these are in cages is because someone who held the immoral belief that man has dominion over nature chose to spend money on them, and treat them like toys until they either got unmanageable (like wild things do), or the “owners” began to abuse them. When a human is injured by a big cat (or any other wild animal, in general), I feel two levels of sadness: one, that the government will choose to kill the animal because of the human’s transgression, and two, that the human’s family had to suffer because of their kinsman’s stupidity.