Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

The Advocate reports: A judge in Baton Rouge to rule on state’s big cat ban as Grosse Tete truck stop pushes for new tiger. The state judge said last Tuesday she’ll rule on the legality of Louisiana’s big cat ban after hearing arguments from attorneys for the state, an animal rights group and an Iberville … Continue reading Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 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, 25 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 2018

San Francisco becomes largest U.S. city to ban fur sales

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur, further burnishing the city’s animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition. Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of last Tuesday’s vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping that the legislation will catch on. The … Continue reading San Francisco becomes largest U.S. city to ban fur sales

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service quietly lifts ban On March 1, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a memo lifting the ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just three months after Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public outrage. In the memo, USFWS … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

In December, Scotland passed legislation banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The bill bans the use of non-domesticated animals for performance or exhibition in travelling shows but does not apply to static circuses. MSPs unanimously signed off the ban, the first of its kind in the UK. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said … Continue reading Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

Bobcat and mountain lion populations are carefully managed by the Arizona Game & Fish Department and populations are either stable or in some cases expanding. Hunting is a legal and regulated management tool, yet the Humane Society of the United States, operating locally as Arizonans for Wildlife, has launched a petition campaign and it’s another … Continue reading Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 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, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Government advisory body calls for complete ban on animals in circuses

News outlets in India report a government advisory body has pitched for a complete ban on animals in circuses and suitable changes in legislation, saying the existing regulations are “unworkable” and ineffective in ending the “institutionalized cruelty” to animals. The chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) wrote to the Ministry of Environment … Continue reading Government advisory body calls for complete ban on animals in circuses

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 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, 30 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017