Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

Federal and local authorities are investigating whether the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Elbert County violated laws last month when it euthanized all 11 of its wild animals. Special agents at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office to find out what happened. The investigation into Lion’s Gate Sanctuary … Continue reading Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

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

Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

A wildlife sanctuary in Elbert County, Colorado euthanized 11 large animals because of flooding concerns and after the board of commissioners denied a relocation permit. Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said it humanely put down five bears, three lions and three tigers. Co-owner Joan Laub said it was done because of flooding on the property made it … Continue reading Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

UK media outlets reported last week that a lioness at Scotland’s biggest safari park was euthanized after the pride leader bit her spine. Saskia, a 20-year-old lioness, died at Blair Drummond Safari Park last month; however details about the incident and her death have only just emerged. Saskia was attacked by Zulu, a male member … Continue reading Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, July 24, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? Recent events at zoological parks around the world piqued my curiosity (yet again) in how these institutions actually serve as educators, contribute to the conservation of endangered species in the wild and how the public engages with and views the parks. What are the purposes of zoological parks? … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, May 8, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

Lion at Denver Zoo humanely euthanized after medical complications

A 3-year-old lion at the Denver Zoo has died after he began having severe seizures last month, CBS Denver reported. The zoo said animal care and veterinary staff did everything they could to help the lion, named Sango, but his condition continued to worsen. After treatment did not resolve his liver problems or seizures, the … Continue reading Lion at Denver Zoo humanely euthanized after medical complications