Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

The Advocate reports: A judge in Baton Rouge to rule on state’s big cat ban as Grosse Tete truck stop pushes for new tiger. The state judge said last Tuesday she’ll rule on the legality of Louisiana’s big cat ban after hearing arguments from attorneys for the state, an animal rights group and an Iberville … Continue reading Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 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, 25 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 2018

Why filming with captive big cats is never wise or advised

Cardi B experienced firsthand it can be hazardous and “pretty scary” filming a music video alongside a cheetah. The music video depicts the rapper being a boss in scenes shot in both Dubai and New York. Some particular scenes shot in Dubai featured live cheetahs and one of them became aggressive during the shoot. The … Continue reading Why filming with captive big cats is never wise or advised

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