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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

A coalition of environmental and animal-welfare groups are challenging the Trump administration’s moves to allow the importation of the heads, hides and tusks of African elephants as hunting trophies. Four groups filed an amended lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over this month’s announcement that USFWS will begin considering … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 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, 04 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 February 2018

Idaho not required to change trapping rules to protect Canada lynx

Idaho will not be required to change trapping regulations where federally protected Canada lynx are likely to be caught in traps set for bobcats, a federal court said in a decision that reversed its earlier ruling. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill said in January that he was reconsidering his prior decision based on … Continue reading Idaho not required to change trapping rules to protect Canada lynx

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 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, 07 January 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 2018

Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

In New York City, a 41-year old man from Queens admitted to illegal trafficking in parts from endangered African lions and tigers worth more than $150,000. Last week, Arongkron Paul Malasukum pleaded guilty in federal court in Plano, Texas, to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. Federal prosecutors said … Continue reading Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 October 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, 29 October 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 October 2017

A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

In the late afternoon of October 18, 2011, 62-year-old Terry Thompson opened the cage doors that held his private menagerie of lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other exotic animals on his farm in Zanesville, Ohio farm and set them free. He then turned a gun on himself. Reports of wild animals running loose quickly started … Continue reading A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

Eyes on Washington week ending 09.22.17

The U.S. and The Paris Agreement The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. Apparently, Trump is willing to work … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 09.22.17

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