Michael Kors to stop using animal fur

The U.S. fashion designer Michael Kors announced that it will no longer use fur in its collections. Production of current designs using fur, such as coyote and rabbit, will be phased out by the end of 2018. This new model will also apply to the luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo which was acquired by Michael … Continue reading Michael Kors to stop using animal fur

Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Eighteen-year-old Luis Valencia, who smuggled a Bengal tiger cub into California from Mexico last year pleaded guilty to federal charges on December 5, 2017 in San Diego. The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car last summer at a San Diego border checkpoint. Valencia told authorities he obtained the animal as … Continue reading Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

The Tehran Times reported on December 27th, that following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and the required measures were taken for her protection. “The cheetah, named Iran, was quickly moved to the wildlife rehabilitation center of Pardisan Park for further medical examinations,” said, Hooman Jokar, director, … Continue reading Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude I wrote a portion of this WildCat Chat in November 2008 just after the election of Barack Obama. In 2008, we, as a nation were under extreme financial distress: “For many of us the past year has been nothing short of a bumpy ride and we may feel … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our 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, 12 November … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

The truth about captive lions and their welfare

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and Blood Lions® released a new short YouTube film: “Care in Captivity,” to create public awareness about the welfare of captive bred lions and other predators in South Africa. The NSPCA and Blood Lions® condemn the growing trend of captive lion facilities that exploit their lions for monetary gain. … Continue reading The truth about captive lions and their welfare

Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

Former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back performing in Europe following his controversial departure from the U.S. last month. And yes, these are the same big cats we reported on during their tumultuous journey from Florida to Tennessee to board a flight to Europe resulting in one tiger … Continue reading Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17

Tony, a Bengal-Siberian mix, was euthanized earlier this month due to old age and a lingering illness that was unresponsive to injected antibiotics, said Michael Sandlin, owner of Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, near Baton Rouge. Sandlin said antibiotics helped the tiger recover from kidney problems about six weeks ago, but they didn’t seem … Continue reading A tiger kept at a Louisiana truck stop has died at the age of 17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 01 October 2017

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, 01 October 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 01 October 2017

Arlington, Virginia bans future ownership of exotic animals as pets

The Arlington County Board last Tuesday night banned the ownership of a whole variety of species including primates, raccoons, wolves or wolf hybrids, coyotes, squirrels, foxes, leopards, tigers, lions, bears, wildcats, flightless birds (ratites), venomous snakes, and certain scorpions, centipedes and spiders. But hedgehogs and nonvenomous snakes are permitted. The measure however, contains a grandfather … Continue reading Arlington, Virginia bans future ownership of exotic animals as pets