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

LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

Los Angeles will no longer allow wild or exotic animals to be used for entertainment purposes—such as circuses, exotic animal shows, or similar venues. The city council unanimously approved a motion to draft the ban last Tuesday. The motion was introduced by council member David Ryu. “Wild and exotic animals have a long history of … Continue reading LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts, was published by TRAFFIC on last Wednesday. Reduced To Skin And Bones Re-Examined: Full Analysis released on the eve … Continue reading Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

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 Monday, 21 November 2016: ~ Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals ~ Average … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Representatives Ryan Costello and Raul Grijalva introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act, a bill to protect wild and exotic animals from unhealthy lifestyles. Traveling circuses have recently raised concerns about the treatment and well-being of wild and exotic animals: Are these animals experiencing enough socialization, are … Continue reading Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals