Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette reported last week Johannesburg Zoo and City Parks spokesperson, Jenny Moodley explained that one of the lions, Letaba, a young male white lion was donated to the zoo about two-and-a-half years ago. She added that white lions carry a recessive gene which gives them their appearance. “Unfortunately through the practice of … Continue reading Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

An Executive Order signed by Trump last week lifted the moratorium of federal coal leases that will allow the excavation of a fossil fuel on public lands that ironically few mining companies apparently want. Irrespective of campaign promises to bring back thousands of lost mining jobs, industry experts say coal mining jobs will continue to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 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, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

A tiger cub used as a photo prop at Jatim Park zoo in the city of Batu, East Java attacked a 4-year-old kindergartner just before a photo session, severely injuring her. The incident reportedly occurred last Tuesday afternoon. The victim, identified by her initials TAP, was on a school field trip at the popular East … Continue reading Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 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, 26 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 February 2017

Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has exposed that Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to reopen under the new name Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. WAP is extremely concerned about these developments given the appalling circumstances and conditions that led to the closure of Tiger Temple and … Continue reading Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

The average price of a buffalo bull fell 71 percent, to 95,704 rand ($7,336), in 2016 and is now a fraction of the record 2.1 million rand set in 2013, according to Vleissentraal, an auction house. Prices of golden wildebeest, black impala and kudu bulls dropped 60 percent to 80 percent. “There has been an … Continue reading Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Indiana Representative Eberhart introduced House Bill 1332 that will prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding a dangerous wild animal, and prohibits a person who owns a dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the animal. HB 1332 was referred to the house committee … Continue reading Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals