Going outside these days requires you to shower, get your deodorant, keys, phone, and face mask. Like any other accessories, you may need more than one face mask, or you may decide that you need more than one in case it gets dirty.
In either case, Tiger King’s Carol Baskin has announced that she also sells masks. That’s right! The director of The Big Cat Rescue decided to put her eccentricities to good use. She’s also been proactive about keeping people safe during the pandemic.
Thus far, the masks are available in leopard and black, and Baskin sells them for $11. Plus, profits made from selling these masks will go toward supplying free face masks to first responders.
As you can expect, the text on the masks is here trademark feline-related, “Hey all you cool cats and kittens.”
Of course, it goes without saying that Baskin has remained busy. One of her current pet projects is to advocate for felines during the COVID19 pandemic by educating the public about the risks their pets may face if they contract the virus. Her website says,
“As someone who’s worked with exotic cats since the 1970’s, you can’t sanitize them. Have you ever tried to baptize a cat? Even if you could hose them down with antiseptic shampoo between each petting session, there is so much we don’t know about how zoonotic diseases are spread that we are playing with fire anytime we come into close contact with the wild cats.
There are so many reasons why it is cruel to the cubs and their mothers, when they are bred to be used as pay to play props, but right now maybe people should think about themselves. Why is engaging in a few moments of animal abuse worth it to you, if you could be the next typhoid Mary to infect your loved ones with a virus that has no cure and is proving to be far more fatal than any before it? Even if the coronavirus isn’t the one to wipe out a substantial percentage of humans; we obviously didn’t see this one coming and we don’t know what’s coming next.”
Regardless of what we think of Baskin, it seems she’s doing well for herself and her cats, and trying to lend a hand.
Are you a Tiger King fan? Let us know what you think of Baskin’s new business venture!