I started following @BlackJaguarWhiteTiger on Instagram about a year ago and it makes my day every time Eduardo posts. I checked out their site and whole heartedly agree with their pledge: They are fighting to eradicate the idea that a living being can be reduced to a simple object through possession by raising awareness about how each animal is sentimental, intelligent, and unique. By giving them extreme love and respect, the interactions that his team shares with them has become something magical and extremely magnetic.
I am a big animal lover and gravitate towards people with that same loving energy. I don’t judge people but if you tell me you hate animals I will give you side eye!
How did the Black Jaguar White Tiger foundation come about? In 2013, the story of an orphaned black Jaguar cub in Mexico made its way to the ears of Eduardo. He was told that the cub, whose mother had died during birth, was being transported into the hands of a wretched character. They had planned to drug her in order to take pictures with the public as a source of revenue. Eduardo, always being a firm believer in equality & the proper treatment of all beings, took a leap of faith & rescued the cub from a loveless life in captivity. Today, with the help of devoted friends, Eduardo has rescued tens of felines (& counting) from a life of terror in circuses, zoos, and breeders. Hence his slogan #notpets #nosonmascotas #behuman
So imagine my delight when my good friend Crime By Design told me that he knew him (they are good friends) and that he was part of the incredible team that sheds light on this amazing foundation. That paired with the fact that Eduardo has impeccable taste in sneakers (Y-3’s and adidas), I just knew I had to meet this wonderful soul.
Cut to a few months ago, i got the pleasure of sitting down with Eduardo in LA and hearing all about the foundation. Now let me tell you something… When he invited me to come meet his kids and experience first hand what him and his team do, I lost my shit! What a dream come true and yes yes yes I am coming!
My trip to Mexico City was better than I could of ever imagined. Firstly Eduardo is one of the kindest, most genuine person I have ever met. You know like in cartoons when you see someones heart beating, if he had a cartoon version his heart would be bigger than his whole body.
His team are wonderful too, it really does take a village! Between feeding the little ones and the fully grown felines, giving them medicine and just generally looking after their well being, it’s a round the clock job. And i got to experience it all.
Seeing the kids reaction to their Papa Bear is so heart warming, the amount of love between them is unconditional.
Now about my video hahahaha Okay so this is going to sound really lame but I am used to being in front of the camera but with a whole crew with me! A camera man, art director, sound etc etc! Now for my site, I’m a one man band and I have come to realize I am by far the worst cameraman. I made a rookie mistake and filmed vertically instead of horizontally, soooo please excuse the shit camera work but bask in the ADORABLENESS. I also found out that my word of that weekend was “incredible” Count how many times I say it in this video hahaha
Edited by the lovely @m.leader
Lastly, this INCREDIBLE foundation takes more than love to run… It takes donations! So if you want to help rescue Big Cats from sad circumstances and provide them with the best lifestyle available. To support their dream of a life governed by Love and respect, please see below for the many ways to help from Black Jaguar White Tiger’s website:
We believe our Sponsorship Program is just about the most wonderful way to help the animals! When you sponsor an animal for yourself, a family member, or a friend, you are showing you care about life in the most meaningful way. Your gift helps ensure the best food, care and veterinary services possible – but above all, and at long last, a life of dignity and respect for the animal you’ve chosen to sponsor. Your contribution makes a huge difference in the life of that animal, as well as for the cause we all believe in.
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