Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified at congressional hearings earlier this month for the company’s role in the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s, exploitation of weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. During the proceeding he was also questioned about Facebook’s role in facilitating the illegal trade in … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 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, 08 April 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18

The Center for Biological Diversity’s suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act about wildlife being imported into the United States was ruled on last Friday, March 30, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge, Bruce G. Macdonald for the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, ordered the agency to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18

Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

A business magnate caught allegedly poaching protected animals including a rare black leopard plans to build a road through a forest that is home to a host of threatened wildlife including leopards, tigers, elephants and primates. Opponents say the two-lane road would be “disastrous” and would threaten the survival of precious species in south-east Asia. … Continue reading Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

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

Michael Kors to stop using animal fur

The U.S. fashion designer Michael Kors announced that it will no longer use fur in its collections. Production of current designs using fur, such as coyote and rabbit, will be phased out by the end of 2018. This new model will also apply to the luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo which was acquired by Michael … Continue reading Michael Kors to stop using animal fur

Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Eighteen-year-old Luis Valencia, who smuggled a Bengal tiger cub into California from Mexico last year pleaded guilty to federal charges on December 5, 2017 in San Diego. The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car last summer at a San Diego border checkpoint. Valencia told authorities he obtained the animal as … Continue reading Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

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

The Lion’s Share

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report, THE LION’S SHARE: South Africa’s trade exacerbates demand for tiger parts and derivatives, as the 29th Meeting of the Animals Committee under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, began on July 18th in Geneva, Switzerland. “Trade in bones and … Continue reading The Lion’s Share