Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

In Conservation Force v. Porrino: A group of big-game hunters, taxidermists and a national hunting-conservation organization is challenging in New Jersey federal district court a state law that bars residents from importing lion, leopard, rhino and elephant “trophies.” The New Jersey law at issue states: “no person shall possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or … Continue reading Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

The Times of India reported on Wednesday to be aware of endangered species being sold on e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Ebay under code names. For example, an Australian teddy bear may turn out to be a koala, a marsupial native to Australia and dhaariwala chaddar (a striped sheet) are the code words for … Continue reading Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC Cecil’s Roar, Inc. and partners from around the world ~ committed to ending trophy hunting, canned hunting, and animal cruelty ~ are gathering for a rally ~ Cecil 2016 ~ at the Sylvan Theatre on grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC., on Saturday, … Continue reading Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 24, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 17, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 10, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

The Palermo Zoo established in 1875 in Buenos Aries is closing its gates

Hundreds of animals are being set free as Buenos Aires closes its 140-year-old Palermo Zoo. This week the Latino Fox News reported the closing of the facility. Birds of prey will be the first to leave destined for a reserve along the shores of the Rio de la Plata south of the capital. The other … Continue reading The Palermo Zoo established in 1875 in Buenos Aries is closing its gates

South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria, England where an animal keeper was killed could close after preventable deaths of hundreds of animals was uncovered

Earlier this week the Mirror UK reported that inspectors found an alarming rate of animal deaths at the South Lakes Safari Zoo. It is also the scene of a fatal mauling of an animal keeper: 24 year-old Sarah McClay was attacked and killed by a Sumatran tiger in May 2013. Inspectors for the Barrow Council … Continue reading South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria, England where an animal keeper was killed could close after preventable deaths of hundreds of animals was uncovered

Great Cats World Park under investigation by the USDA after animal keeper was bitten by white tiger

An animal keeper at the Great Cats World Park was bitten by white tiger and suffered a broken arm. Details about the incident that occurred on June 16th and other issues concerning the park were released this week in a report by Josephine County Animal Protection Officer, David Pitts. The Mail Tribune reported that two … Continue reading Great Cats World Park under investigation by the USDA after animal keeper was bitten by white tiger

Animal keeper killed by a Bengal tiger at the Terra Natura Benidrom zoological park in Alicante, Spain

The Daily Mail UK reported this week that a 37 year-old animal keeper at the Terra Natura de Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, was mauled to death by a Bengal tiger. The keeper was inside the tiger’s cage when the attack occurred. Emergency services personnel, the Red Cross, and medics, were called to the park after … Continue reading Animal keeper killed by a Bengal tiger at the Terra Natura Benidrom zoological park in Alicante, Spain