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

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 ~ 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