Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

A staff member at Marakele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, Limpopo province shot and killed a male lion named Shamba after it mauled Michael Hodge, the proprietor of the facility, news outlets reported last Wednesday. A video of the mauling lit up news and social media posts. Hodge was walking in an enclosure behind the lion … Continue reading Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 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, 22 April 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 April 2018

Lion tamer refused license

The BBC News reports: The UK’s last lion tamer was refused a license to use three big cats in a travelling circus. Thomas Chipperfield’s appeal against the decision, made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in July, was also dismissed in court. A DEFRA spokesman said it remained “absolute” in its … Continue reading Lion tamer refused license

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 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, 25 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 2018

Venezuela’s zoo animals are starving, and a one-time actor wants to airlift them out

The Miami Herald reports from Bogotá, Colombia Picture this: A massive, C-130 Hercules cargo plane lands in western Venezuela, loads up starving and sick zoo animals in the dead of night and then transfers them to national parks around the world. That’s exactly what Raul Julia-Levy—an animal rights activist and actor who is hounded by … Continue reading Venezuela’s zoo animals are starving, and a one-time actor wants to airlift them out

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 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, 11 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 2018

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

Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the “lion whisperer” for his close interactions with predators. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his animal sanctuary in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on a social media site that he and an experienced … Continue reading Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 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, 25 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 2018

Safari Club International opposes canned lion hunts

Safari Club International (SCI) Adopts Policy on Captive Bred Lions “Considering that the practice of the captive breeding of lions for the purpose of hunting has doubtful value to the conservation of lions in the wild, and considering that such hunting is not consistent with SCI’s criteria for estate hunting, the SCI Board has adopted … Continue reading Safari Club International opposes canned lion hunts