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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

A coalition of environmental and animal-welfare groups are challenging the Trump administration’s moves to allow the importation of the heads, hides and tusks of African elephants as hunting trophies. Four groups filed an amended lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over this month’s announcement that USFWS will begin considering … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service quietly lifts ban On March 1, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a memo lifting the ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just three months after Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public outrage. In the memo, USFWS … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 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, 02 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

An Executive Order signed by Trump last week lifted the moratorium of federal coal leases that will allow the excavation of a fossil fuel on public lands that ironically few mining companies apparently want. Irrespective of campaign promises to bring back thousands of lost mining jobs, industry experts say coal mining jobs will continue to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The United Arab Emirates adopts new law banning private ownership of wild animals

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, international news outlets reported on the United Arab Emirates new that law forbids dealing in and the ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals. The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a … Continue reading The United Arab Emirates adopts new law banning private ownership of wild animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns

A man accused of buying and selling horns of the endangered black rhinoceros pleaded guilty to wildlife trafficking, the Department of Justice announced. Fengyi Zhou, of Syosset, New York, a dealer in Asian art, admitted to purchasing as many as five rhinoceros horns, and sold them for $130,000, a Justice Department statement said last Tuesday. … Continue reading Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 December 2016

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, 11 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 December 2016