Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

The Denver Post reports an extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said. “There was an absolute wanton disregard for our conservation laws,” Washington Department … Continue reading Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

Local news from the States

Santa Fe City Councilor proposes banning circuses Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell introduced a proposed ordinance that would prohibit circuses and other traveling animal acts in Santa Fe; rodeos would be exempt. Lindell said her measure targeting animal acts would fail if rodeos were included. Debby Everett district leader with HSUS in Santa Fe … Continue reading Local news from the States

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 February 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, 05 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 February 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.04.17

Last Tuesday, Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke’s nomination for Secretary of the Department of Interior passed a Senate committee. Zinke is now one step closer to leading the agency that manages millions of acres of federal land its natural resources. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved Zinke on a 16-6 vote largely along … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.04.17

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 ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.15.16

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, May 15, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.15.16

Indiana considering proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering a proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping because of a recent surge in the bobcat population. With the addition of a regulated hunting season, officials say, the growth would be managed appropriately. Right now, the numbers decrease only when bobcats die in accidental kills, like … Continue reading Indiana considering proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping

WildEarth Guardians challenge U.S. exports of bobcat pelts

On Wednesday, May 4th WildEarth Guardians said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market and the little-known program should not continue without a … Continue reading WildEarth Guardians challenge U.S. exports of bobcat pelts

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

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. For Sunday, May 1, 2016: ~ U.S. Submission of … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals

In a National Geographic Wildlife Watch article by Scott Wallace last week featured the work and philosophy of the privately run, Wild Animal Sanctuary. Located 30 miles northeast of Denver, stretching across 720 acres, the sanctuary provides care for a staggering menagerie of nearly 400 wild animals—most of them large carnivores including African lions, U.S. … Continue reading Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals