Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Shambala Preserve

The Hubby and I rewatched the 1954 Hitchcock film "Rear Window" recently.  It's a classic film!  Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly starred, and were fantastic!
Movie Poster for Rear Window
The next movie playing on TV was "The Birds", made in 1963.  We were reluctant to sit through a few more hours of Hitchcockian 'monster' movie, but it got me thinking about Tippi Hedren, the female lead in "The Birds".
Movie Poster for The Birds

Did you know that she founded The Shambala Preserve, located in Acton, California, that saves wild cats?  From their website:

"The Roar Foundation, which I founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, exists solely to support The Shambala Preserve. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals. Huge numbers of exotic dangerous animals are bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes. Private ownership presents a grave danger to the public and is cruel and unfair to these animals. More stringent legislation is needed to prohibit breeding and selling. We are actively involved in legislating this on federal and state levels."

Check out The Shambala Preserve at http://www.shambala.org/.  There are lions, tigers, servals, leopards...all kinds of wild cats!  Tippi Hedren, arguably more known for her beauty and Hollywood roles, is playing a far more important part in saving animals from neglect and abuse.

Screen grab from "The Birds"
Beautiful Tippi today!
 Way to go, Tippi!  


6 comments:

  1. Yep I had known about that! Tippi is amazing! Her dedication is pawesome! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  2. We didn't know this. It's really pawsome of her to do it.

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  3. I didn't know that, but I will check out Tippi's preserve. Rear Window is a great movie, Vertigo is another classic Hitchcock.

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  4. We knew that about Tippi Hendren. Paws up to her!

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  5. I didn't know about the actress or her amazing contribution! What a wonderful lady!

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  6. Dat's pawsum. We hate dat peeps try to own what should be free. It ain't right, just not right at all. Someday...Fanks fur sharin'.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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