Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

The Portland City Council voted unanimously last Monday night to prohibit circuses and other traveling acts from exhibiting wild and exotic animals in Maine’s largest city, citing their “cruel” handling and training. City Councilor Brian Batson proposed the ban after a handful of animal rights activists protested the Kora Shrine Circus’ annual visit to Portland … Continue reading Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

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 ~ 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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

Los Angeles will no longer allow wild or exotic animals to be used for entertainment purposes—such as circuses, exotic animal shows, or similar venues. The city council unanimously approved a motion to draft the ban last Tuesday. The motion was introduced by council member David Ryu. “Wild and exotic animals have a long history of … Continue reading LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

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

Court dismisses Stump Hill owner’s civil lawsuit

A Stark County Common Pleas judge dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a Perry Township animal owner after the state removed animals from her care. Stump Hill Farm owner Cyndi Huntsman filed the suit in June, claiming the state Department of Agriculture violated her rights when it seized five tigers, two pumas, two baboons and … Continue reading Court dismisses Stump Hill owner’s civil lawsuit

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 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, 23 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016