Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

The killing of more than 50 lions on a Free State farm last week has conservationists in an uproar over the government’s lion skeleton export policy, the TimesLIVE South Africa reports. Bloemfontein SPCA senior inspector Reinet Meyer said that last week they had received a complaint that two lions were being kept in temporary containers … Continue reading Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service quietly lifts ban On March 1, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a memo lifting the ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just three months after Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public outrage. In the memo, USFWS … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

The Independent reported last week that a Swedish Zoo admitted to killing surplus lion cubs because it could no longer keep them. Boras Djurpark, an animal park around 25 miles from Gothenberg, admitted to putting down nine healthy lion cubs since 2012. Bo Kjellson, chief executive of the park, said healthy animals sometimes have to … Continue reading Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts

Earlier this month, the Dallas Safari Club released its position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting: “Few animals in Africa, or anywhere, are as iconic as the African lion. As hunters we understand the benefits of lion hunting. Dallas Safari Club has stated, and firmly believes, that in the fight to save lions, hunters are their … Continue reading Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts

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

Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

In December, Scotland passed legislation banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The bill bans the use of non-domesticated animals for performance or exhibition in travelling shows but does not apply to static circuses. MSPs unanimously signed off the ban, the first of its kind in the UK. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said … Continue reading Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude I wrote a portion of this WildCat Chat in November 2008 just after the election of Barack Obama. In 2008, we, as a nation were under extreme financial distress: “For many of us the past year has been nothing short of a bumpy ride and we may feel … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

After a rather protracted game of hide and seek, the 18-month-old Lynx named Lilleth was unceremoniously shot dead, prompting a political blame game and a huge row over her “cruel and unnecessary” fate, The Telegraph UK reported. Tracy Tweedy, 47, co-owner of Borth Animal Kingdom, said she would fight the local council for justice “every … Continue reading The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

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