WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 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, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

South Africa approves sale of lion bones

News24 reports lion bone export quota in South Africa is a done deal. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) officially announced a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons, despite worldwide revulsion and opposition to South Africa’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industries. The latest decision flies in the face of global … Continue reading South Africa approves sale of lion bones

Local news from the States

Santa Fe City Councilor proposes banning circuses Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell introduced a proposed ordinance that would prohibit circuses and other traveling animal acts in Santa Fe; rodeos would be exempt. Lindell said her measure targeting animal acts would fail if rodeos were included. Debby Everett district leader with HSUS in Santa Fe … Continue reading Local news from the States

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 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, 25 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 2017

Romania becomes seventh EU country to ban wild animals in circuses

The Romanian Parliament approved a bill that bans all circuses throughout the country from using wild animals such as lions, tigers and bears as part of their performances. The bill will also prohibit the use of any animal that has been born in captivity or captured from their natural habitat—even if it’s tamed to be … Continue reading Romania becomes seventh EU country to ban wild animals in circuses

New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

New York Daily News reported last Wednesday that the Council voted 43-6 to pass the bill, which bans elephants, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and other beasts from big tops in the five boroughs. “This legislation will ensure that animals are in their natural state, not confined in small boxes or treated in other inhumane ways,” … Continue reading New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

According to the Daily Mail UK, two emaciated lions are fighting for their lives after being found weak and abandoned in a Russian hotel. The owner fled abroad to avoid police, apparently leaving the wild animals to die, according to reports. The starving big cats, wounded from beatings with a metal rod, were bought on … Continue reading Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 June 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, 11 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 June 2017

Portland, Maine considers ban of wild animal performances in the city

The Portland Press Herald reported last week on a Portland city councilor who wants to ban the use of wild and exotic animals such as elephants and tigers for traveling entertainment. Last Monday, the Portland City Council unanimously referred the proposed ordinance to its Health and Human Services Committee. The idea came from City Councilor … Continue reading Portland, Maine considers ban of wild animal performances in the city

Lions freed from circus life poached in South Africa

Last year, Animal Defenders International freed 33 lions from circuses in Peru and Colombia. The lions were transported to South Africa to live out their days in a wildlife refuge. Last week, poachers broke into the sanctuary, killing two of the big cats. The killing of the male lions named José and Liso occurred at … Continue reading Lions freed from circus life poached in South Africa