WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 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, 06 May 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 2018

Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

Mountain lions that roam two Southern California mountain ranges separated by a freeway are the impetus for a recent land purchase—the first step toward creating a wildlife crossing to enable the pumas to mingle and breed, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. The Nature Conservancy purchased a 73-acre property adjacent to the eastern side … Continue reading Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

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

Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

A California teen was sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense attorney for 18 year old Luis Valencia told the court in San Diego before his sentencing that his client had had a lapse in judgment and wanted the endangered tiger as a pet. But prosecutors … Continue reading Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

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

Mountain lion and kitten spotted since wildfires

A mountain lion and her surviving kitten were spotted on a Sonoma wildlife camera for the first time since October’s devastating wildfires in North Bay. The mother, known to researchers as P1, and the Audubon Canyon Ranch Mountain Lion Project (ARC) have been tracking her for over year. Last April, P1 gave birth to a … Continue reading Mountain lion and kitten spotted since wildfires

California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

In mid-December, the owner of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges she sold coats and other items made of cheetahs, leopards and other protected species. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a judge fined Cicely Ann Hansen $3,600 and sentenced her to probation and 500 hours of community … Continue reading California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

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.

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

Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills

The Los Angeles Times reports an uncollared mountain lion was caught on camera roaming the Hollywood Hills just after midnight recently; the first official evidence of a cougar inhabiting a specially preserved parcel of land in Laurel Canyon, wildlife advocates say. “Neighbors have constantly told us of their own sightings and their own experiences with … Continue reading Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills