WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 January 2018

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, 21 January 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 January 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 01.19.18

USDA Seeks Public Input on Recognizing Third-Party Inspections The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the agency is seeking public input on whether they should recognize inspections (and similar reviews) by third-party programs when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act. Starting on January 18, 2018, … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 01.19.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 01.19.18

On January 7th the FWC collected the remains of a 4 to 5 month old female on I75 near the 101 exit in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On January 8th FWC collected the remains of a 3 to 4 year old female on the Josie Billie Highway in Hendry County. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 01.19.18

India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017. While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, according to data for … Continue reading India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

On January 16, 2018, British Ecological Society reported on a new study: A spatially integrated framework for assessing socioecological drivers of carnivore decline. Research by conservationists at the University of Kent found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the Güiña wildcat in Chile. This … Continue reading Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

The Independent reported last week that a Swedish Zoo admitted to killing surplus lion cubs because it could no longer keep them. Boras Djurpark, an animal park around 25 miles from Gothenberg, admitted to putting down nine healthy lion cubs since 2012. Bo Kjellson, chief executive of the park, said healthy animals sometimes have to … Continue reading Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts

Earlier this month, the Dallas Safari Club released its position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting: “Few animals in Africa, or anywhere, are as iconic as the African lion. As hunters we understand the benefits of lion hunting. Dallas Safari Club has stated, and firmly believes, that in the fight to save lions, hunters are their … Continue reading Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 2018

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, 07 January 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 01.05.18

USDA Seeks Public Input on Recognizing Third-Party Inspections and Certifications of Animal Welfare Act Facilities On December 19th the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the agency is seeking public input on whether they should recognize inspections (and similar reviews) by third-party programs when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 01.05.18