The truth about captive lions and their welfare

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and Blood Lions® released a new short YouTube film: “Care in Captivity,” to create public awareness about the welfare of captive bred lions and other predators in South Africa. The NSPCA and Blood Lions® condemn the growing trend of captive lion facilities that exploit their lions for monetary gain. … Continue reading The truth about captive lions and their welfare

Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

Former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back performing in Europe following his controversial departure from the U.S. last month. And yes, these are the same big cats we reported on during their tumultuous journey from Florida to Tennessee to board a flight to Europe resulting in one tiger … Continue reading Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

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 ~ 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

Montgomery County Council gets cheers over circus animal ban

The Sentinel reported last week that circus animals may no longer be welcomed in the County as the County Council is likely to pass a bill banning performance animals from staying in the County. Eight of the nine County Council members are co-sponsoring Bill 23-17 which would ban businesses and traveling shows such as circuses … Continue reading Montgomery County Council gets cheers over circus animal ban

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

New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

New York Daily News reported last Wednesday that the Council voted 43-6 to pass the bill, which bans elephants, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and other beasts from big tops in the five boroughs. “This legislation will ensure that animals are in their natural state, not confined in small boxes or treated in other inhumane ways,” … Continue reading New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

Portland, Maine considers ban of wild animal performances in the city

The Portland Press Herald reported last week on a Portland city councilor who wants to ban the use of wild and exotic animals such as elephants and tigers for traveling entertainment. Last Monday, the Portland City Council unanimously referred the proposed ordinance to its Health and Human Services Committee. The idea came from City Councilor … Continue reading Portland, Maine considers ban of wild animal performances in the city

Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

According to The Straits Times, Asia may have seen its share of pet cafes, but none quite with the menagerie offered in Thailand. Aided by relaxed laws and a thriving wildlife market, at least four exotic pet cafes have sprung up recently around the capital. Animal activists, however, fear this trend will feed demand for … Continue reading Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

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