USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service removes AWA inspection reports from website

On February 3, 2017 the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provided the following statment regarding the removal of certain documents from the USDA/APHIS database accessible from the agency’s website: “APHIS, during the past year, has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on its website for the general public to … Continue reading USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service removes AWA inspection reports from website

Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

A recent BBC report highlighted the desperate plight of young cheetahs trafficked from Africa to the Middle East. One key element of the new plan is to tackle the use of social media to flaunt, pose or advertise these endangered big cats. Experts welcomed the new approach as a big step for a diminishing species. … Continue reading Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 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, August 21, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 2016

State wildlife officials in Maine approve new rules for owning, breeding, and selling animals

A series of new rules that apply to animal owners in the State of Maine that generated a range of reactions during the public comment period earlier this summer, were approved last week by state wildlife officials. The new rules allow the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to impose steeper fines on those … Continue reading State wildlife officials in Maine approve new rules for owning, breeding, and selling animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

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, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country, NEWS24 AFP reported. One-year-old Queen was severely malnourished and broke two of her legs trying to jump off a couch when she was rescued by rights … Continue reading Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

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 3, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question Earlier this week articles in The Hill and Reuters reported on alleged transgressions of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) with respect to issuing permits to trophy hunters to kill endangered … Continue reading The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question

Remembering Cecil

Friday, July 1, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the killing of the black-maned lion known as Cecil by an American hunter. Cecil was lured out of the Hwange National Park reserved and killed with a bow and arrow. The circumstances surrounding Cecil’s death and the public’s response is contributing to global changes in hunting … Continue reading Remembering Cecil

United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

VoA reported this week one of 16 tiger cubs seized from illegal wildlife traffickers was mostly likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand and destined for China. Tougher law enforcement and regional cooperation to combat wildlife and timber trafficking is needed in South East Asia, says the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. … Continue reading United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement