WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 October 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ 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, 30 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 October 2016

Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

A new report published by WWF-TRAFFIC ahead of last week’s UN meeting on snow leopards and International Snow Leopard Day, An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited estimates that between 221-450 snow leopards have been poached annually since 2008—a minimum of four per week. But this number could be substantially higher since many killings … Continue reading Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

Cougar Trophy Hunting in B.C. is Linked to Human Conflicts

Kim Pemberton reports for the Vancouver Sun After examining 30 years of data on human-caused cougar kills in five regions of B.C—the Cariboo, Kootenay, Lower Mainland Southwest, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Island—researchers found that when trophy hunters killed a larger adult male the younger “sub-adults” or “teenagers” became more prone to human conflict. “In all … Continue reading Cougar Trophy Hunting in B.C. is Linked to Human Conflicts

Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

The Times of India reported last Monday that the eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat region. A Special Task Force of the state’s forest department has swung into action. Forest intelligence officials suspect these kills have something to do with superstition, like raining wealth. The tiger carcass was found at around 4 … Continue reading Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

ABC News reports a Florida Animal Trainer Hospitalized after Tiger Attack at Fair during School Field Trip – Tiger beat with rod by Owner

An animal trainer in Florida was hospitalized after being scratched and dragged by a tiger while performing for a school field trip at a fair, officials said. A video of the incident allegedly taken by a student on a field trip to the Pensacola Interstate Fair has surfaced on social media. The dramatic footage shows … Continue reading ABC News reports a Florida Animal Trainer Hospitalized after Tiger Attack at Fair during School Field Trip – Tiger beat with rod by Owner

A Major Step Forward for Lion Conservation in Africa

by Dan Ashe, Director U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Huffington Post, Thursday, October 20, 2016 Ensuring that healthy, wild lion populations continue to roam Africa’s savannas has become increasingly challenging, as southern Africa’s expanding human population comes into ever greater conflict with lions across much of their range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading A Major Step Forward for Lion Conservation in Africa

Court dismisses Stump Hill owner’s civil lawsuit

A Stark County Common Pleas judge dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a Perry Township animal owner after the state removed animals from her care. Stump Hill Farm owner Cyndi Huntsman filed the suit in June, claiming the state Department of Agriculture violated her rights when it seized five tigers, two pumas, two baboons and … Continue reading Court dismisses Stump Hill owner’s civil lawsuit

The Palm Beach Zoo responds to OSHA concerning a fatal tiger encounter in April

On April 15, 2016 keeper Stacey Konwiser, was attacked and killed by a tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo. The zoo received a letter from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dated October 14th with results of its inspection and found the following: “Employees are exposed to attacks when entering areas that may be occupied … Continue reading The Palm Beach Zoo responds to OSHA concerning a fatal tiger encounter in April

Woman mauled by tiger at Chinese park demands compensation

Fox News reported last week that the woman who was mauled by a tiger after getting out of her car at a Beijing safari park is demanding compensation of more than 2 million yuan ($300,000) from the facility. Her mother was killed in the incident after leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance. The … Continue reading Woman mauled by tiger at Chinese park demands compensation

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ 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, 23 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016