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

Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents more than 230 animal care facilities in the U.S. and abroad, requires all of its members to practice an annual disaster preparedness drill to keep their accreditation. And many facilities review or update their protocols every year, including Zoo Miami that buckled down for Hurricane Irma. The skeleton … Continue reading Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 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, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17

On April 25, 2017, Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 last Monday evening. “We are all stewards of the land owned or rented, and … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17