B.W. Ferris is the wrong choice for Van Zandt County Judge


B.W. Ferris speaks at a January 2022 Republican Candidate Forum. Photo credit: B.W. Ferris for Van Zandt Judge.

Roadside Zoo News has been investigating and reporting on B.W. Ferris, a resident of Ben Wheeler, Texas, for more than a year. Ferris frequently changes his own name, and the name of his for profit and nonprofit businesses, to avoid detection of his illegal activity. B.W. Ferris also goes by the name Brian Werner, Brian Ferris and Brian Werner Ferris.


Here is a non-comprehensive list of the businesses we've found that are associated with B.W. Ferris:


Nonprofits

  • National Foundation for Rescued Animals (EIN 34-1827209)

  • Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

  • Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

  • Tiger Missing Link Foundation

  • Tiger Springs Ranch

  • Tiger Trust

  • Great Cats in Crisis (EIN 80-0005854)

  • American Mammoth Jackstock Association (EIN 81-1566530)

For-profits

  • Tiger Creek Safari Resort LLC (TIN 32058957021; EIN 81-0877474)

  • Tigerlink Inc (EIN 81-0780579)

  • Decision Points LLC (TIN 32047364487)

  • Cat Daddy’s Properties LLC (TIN 32047364321)

  • Lone Star Priority Services (TIN 32074321970)

  • Brison Excavation (TIN 32074321970)

  • Sharp Developments Inc (TIN 32003995795)

  • Bluebird Farmstand, LLC (TIN 32080346268)

  • Bluebird Gap General Store

  • Bluebird Farm

  • Great America Resorts, LLC

  • Great Cat Resorts

B.W. Ferris and his daughter, Emily Owen Brooks, run Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, also known as National Foundation for Rescued Animals, a roadside zoo in Tyler, Texas. The facility has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture several times in the past year, including an Official Warning for failing to provide veterinary care to their animals. In January 2022, the Animal Legal Defense Fund issued their intent to sue Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary for violations of the Endangered Species Act.


Ferris is now running for Van Zandt, Texas, County Judge. Voters should consider the following links before casting their ballot.


Brian Werner - Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary - 1.6 million in corruption

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/brian-werner-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-1-6-million-in-corruption


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary neglect - Lexie's story

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-neglect-lexies-story


Tiger Creek Sanctuary puts the CON in conservation

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-sanctuary-puts-the-con-in-conservation


Luna the lion - lies and deceit at Tiger Creek

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/luna-the-lion-lies-and-deceit-at-tiger-creek


Tracking Texas white lions

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tracking-texas-white-lions


Brian Werner Ferris Tiger Creek Safari Resort fraud

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/brian-werner-ferris-safari-fraud


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary nonprofit tax fraud

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-tax-fraud


Where is Sitaara the tiger cub?

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/where-is-sitaara-the-tiger-cub


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary donations fund owner's lavish lifestyle

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/sanctuary-donation-scam


Tiger attack at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-attack-at-tiger-creek-sanctuary


Tiger neglect at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-neglect-tiger-creek-sanctuary


Dying tiger used as a photo op at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/dying-tiger-used-as-photo-op-at-tiger-creek


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary fuels exotic animal trade by buying and breeding big cats

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-breeding-big-cats


Wealthy sanctuary uses Texas winter disaster as fundraising opportunity

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-sanctuary-banks-on-texas-winter-disaster


Texas pseudo-sanctuary imprints on native animals, making them unreleasable

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/texas-pseudo-sanctuary-imprints-on-native-animals


Sitaara update-tiger cub kept in small chain link dog kennel at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/sitaara-update-tiger-cub-kept-in-small-chain-link-dog-kennel-at-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary


Fake tiger sanctuary loses $166K on Safari scam; continues misappropriating funds 'for the tigers'

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/fake-tiger-sanctuary-loses-166k-on-safari-scam


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary uses nonprofit funds for a for-profit resort

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-uses-nonprofit-funds-for-a-for-profit-resort


Baby beaver dies after being exploited at a sham sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/orphaned-baby-beaver-dies-after-being-exploited-at-a-sham-sanctuary


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary posts a photo of a dead cat; says it's happy at the sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-posts-a-photo-of-a-dead-cat-says-its-happy


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary receives critical USDA violation for the death of 11 big cats

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-receives-critical-usda-violation-for-the-death-of-11-big-cats


Remembering the 11 animals that sacrificed their life at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/remembering-the-11-animals-that-sacrificed-their-life-at-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary creates fake page, fake award; blames neglect on disgruntled employees

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-creates-fake-page-fake-award-blames-neglect-on-disgruntled-employees


Tiger Creek Safari listed for sale after animal sanctuary cited for violations

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-safari-listed-for-sale-after-animal-sanctuary-cited-for-violations


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary has ties to Tiger King players

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-has-ties-to-tiger-king-players


USDA inspects nonexistent shell corporation related to Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/usda-inspects-nonexistent-shell-corporation-related-to-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary temporarily closes

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-temporarily-closes


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary has went silent, here's what we know

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-has-went-silent-here-s-what-we-know


Texas practitioner of the year under investigation for vet care at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/texas-practitioner-of-the-year-under-investigation-for-vet-care-at-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary purchased foxes from Oklahoma animal abuser Dr. Aaron Stachmus

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-purchased-foxes-from-oklahoma-animal-abuser-dr-aaron-stachmus


Feds find a bobcat living in feces and filthy tiger pools at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/feds-find-a-bobcat-living-in-feces-and-filthy-tiger-pools-at-tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary cited with an Official Warning for inadequate veterinary care

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-cited-with-an-official-warning-for-inadequate-veterinary-care


Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary facing a lawsuit for Endangered Species Act violations

https://www.roadsidezoonews.org/post/tiger-creek-animal-sanctuary-facing-a-lawsuit-for-endangered-species-act-violations