Indio, Calif. - Bill Fleming, international best-selling author of more than 1 million books, releases Soulful, a new book created to support the conservation and protection of big cats in captivity in the United States. Developed in cooperation with Big Cat Rescue of Tampa, Fla., Soulful features a collection of Bill’s acclaimed big cat digital paintings, accompanied by educational information about each species.
There are more than 12,000 big cats kept in captivity by private owners in the United States alone. Most are kept in sub-standard conditions and treated as entertainment curiosities, rather than being revered for being majestic creatures.
While there are many organizations that support wildlife conservation, the team at Big Cat Rescue is one of the world’s greatest advocates of big cat conservation, caring for more than 100 big cats in its 55-acre sanctuary where the animals are allowed the freedom to roam they so desperately need. Bill’s publishing company, Komodo Publishing, is donating 100% of the profits from the sales of Soulful to Big Cat Rescue in an effort to maintain the fight to provide captive big cats with a home the quality of life they deserve.
Jeff Kremer, director of donor appreciation at Big Cat rescue, had this to say about their cooperative efforts with Bill to promote big cat conservation: “It is a privilege to be partnering together with such a distinguished and likeminded animal advocate in seeking to educate the public regarding issues facing exotic cats in captivity and in the wild.”
Soulful was released on February 15, 2011. It can be purchased online (www.komodopublishing.com) in soft cover for $34.95 and e-book for $19.95.
Bill Fleming: Bill is a world-renown artist, author, and educator with more than 1 million books and magazines in print. His “do anything” attitude has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to follow their dreams and passions.
Located in Tampa, Fla., Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the country dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 exotic cats. For more information, visit www.bigcatrescue.org.