Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 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, 22 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

Endangered Amur tiger tied up for photo ops

Chinese animal trainers were caught tying up an endangered tiger for spectators to take pictures with at a circus show, the Daily Mail UK reported last Monday. A shocking video of the scenes appeared on Chinese news websites. In the video, the Amur Tiger, a protected species in China, got its body and limbs tied … Continue reading Endangered Amur tiger tied up for photo ops

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

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 Monday, 21 November 2016: ~ Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals ~ Average … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 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, 30 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 October 2016

Cougar Trophy Hunting in B.C. is Linked to Human Conflicts

Kim Pemberton reports for the Vancouver Sun After examining 30 years of data on human-caused cougar kills in five regions of B.C—the Cariboo, Kootenay, Lower Mainland Southwest, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Island—researchers found that when trophy hunters killed a larger adult male the younger “sub-adults” or “teenagers” became more prone to human conflict. “In all … Continue reading Cougar Trophy Hunting in B.C. is Linked to Human Conflicts

ABC News reports a Florida Animal Trainer Hospitalized after Tiger Attack at Fair during School Field Trip – Tiger beat with rod by Owner

An animal trainer in Florida was hospitalized after being scratched and dragged by a tiger while performing for a school field trip at a fair, officials said. A video of the incident allegedly taken by a student on a field trip to the Pensacola Interstate Fair has surfaced on social media. The dramatic footage shows … Continue reading ABC News reports a Florida Animal Trainer Hospitalized after Tiger Attack at Fair during School Field Trip – Tiger beat with rod by Owner

Jersey City to vote on bill banning performances of wild and exotic animals

The New Jersey Journal (NJ.com) reports circuses may no longer be welcome in Jersey City. During next week’s city council meeting it is expected the council will take action on a bill that will ban performances of wild and exotic animals. If formally adopted, Jersey City will become one of a host of public entities … Continue reading Jersey City to vote on bill banning performances of wild and exotic animals

Bristol Zoo fundraiser proves good for business but not for its lions

The Independent UK reports the Bristol zoo was criticized by a campaign group for staging an adults-only “Big Night Out” event aimed at stag and hen dos amid claims it made animals “highly stressed.” The Independent was passed undercover video footage of two lions pacing back and forth rapidly for several minutes during the Friday … Continue reading Bristol Zoo fundraiser proves good for business but not for its lions