Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

The Portland City Council voted unanimously last Monday night to prohibit circuses and other traveling acts from exhibiting wild and exotic animals in Maine’s largest city, citing their “cruel” handling and training. City Councilor Brian Batson proposed the ban after a handful of animal rights activists protested the Kora Shrine Circus’ annual visit to Portland … Continue reading Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 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, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers, authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard found in a barn in Poinsett County. Zellers said the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about the animals. Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals plainly visible … Continue reading 7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents more than 230 animal care facilities in the U.S. and abroad, requires all of its members to practice an annual disaster preparedness drill to keep their accreditation. And many facilities review or update their protocols every year, including Zoo Miami that buckled down for Hurricane Irma. The skeleton … Continue reading Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

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

Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Sanctuaries based in Namibia and Kenya offered to take wild animals owned by wealthy people in the UAE following an amnesty period that allowed animals to be rehomed. The deadline was July 1st; one of the largest havens for rescued cheetahs say they have yet to be contacted despite efforts to form links with private … Continue reading Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 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, 23 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 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, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

South Africa approves sale of lion bones

News24 reports lion bone export quota in South Africa is a done deal. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) officially announced a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons, despite worldwide revulsion and opposition to South Africa’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industries. The latest decision flies in the face of global … Continue reading South Africa approves sale of lion bones