Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

A California teen was sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense attorney for 18 year old Luis Valencia told the court in San Diego before his sentencing that his client had had a lapse in judgment and wanted the endangered tiger as a pet. But prosecutors … Continue reading Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

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

Tiger cub discovered in express-mail

Earlier this month, someone tried to express-mail a tiger cub in Mexico. The cub was found sedated and packed into a sealed plastic tub by inspectors using a sniffer dog. Officials say the young tiger was healthy overall, but dehydrated from the experience. Though the tiger’s ownership papers were in order, the shipping method was … Continue reading Tiger cub discovered in express-mail

Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Eighteen-year-old Luis Valencia, who smuggled a Bengal tiger cub into California from Mexico last year pleaded guilty to federal charges on December 5, 2017 in San Diego. The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car last summer at a San Diego border checkpoint. Valencia told authorities he obtained the animal as … Continue reading Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 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, 10 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 2017

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to bring it into the United States in his 2017 Chevy Camaro, according to news reports. Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger into the United States after U.S. … Continue reading Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana