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Barry R Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

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Sadly, the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation is NOT a true sanctuary. They support the breeding of exotic animals and use some of the animals in their care as traveling 'education' tools - things a real sanctuary would never do. I've also visited their location and found the enclosures lacking. If a place cannot afford the space and enrichment needed for the animals, they shouldn't take them in and let them go to a place that will provide what they need. Animals were pacing back and forth at the cage walls, a sign of stress; tigers didn't have a pool to swim in, something tigers desperately need in order to be happy, especially in a place that frequently reaches summer temps in excess of 100 degrees; I last heard they had a snow leopard, a cat that has no place in a non-temperature-controlled space located in a super-hot geographical area. All-in-all, Kirshner Wildlife is more akin to a roadside zoo than a wildlife haven.