Wildcat News Brief & Chat

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 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, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 09.15.17

Shhhhh! Climate change may be related to historic 2017 hurricane season Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, says it is insensitive to discuss climate change in the midst of deadly storms. Tomás Regalado, the Republican mayor of Miami whose citizens raced to evacuate before Hurricane Irma, says if not now, when? “This … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 09.15.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.15.17

With respect to Hurricane Irma, “Panthers are highly adaptable animals that are likely to survive just fine,” said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. “They will get wet when it rains and they will hunker down when the winds pick up,” Land said. “Panthers don’t build homes, so their rest sites will be rather unaffected. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.15.17

7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers, authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard found in a barn in Poinsett County. Zellers said the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about the animals. Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals plainly visible … Continue reading 7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego

Two captive tiger cubs—a Sumatran tiger, from the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the other, presumably a Bengal tiger are being cared for at the San Diego Zoo. The cubs were born within a week of each other in July, and will grow up together the San Diego Zoo. Craig Saffoe, curator of Great Cats … Continue reading National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego

Hemingway House Cats

On Monday morning, authorities were just beginning to assess the damage Hurricane Irma’s brute force wrought on the delicate archipelago that is the Florida Keys. One beloved house and the colony of six-toed cats survived the storm unscathed: The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. All 54 cats—and the 10 humans who hunkered … Continue reading Hemingway House Cats

Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents more than 230 animal care facilities in the U.S. and abroad, requires all of its members to practice an annual disaster preparedness drill to keep their accreditation. And many facilities review or update their protocols every year, including Zoo Miami that buckled down for Hurricane Irma. The skeleton … Continue reading Florida Zoo prepares for Hurricane Irma

Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

The Denver Post reports an extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said. “There was an absolute wanton disregard for our conservation laws,” Washington Department … Continue reading Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 09.08.17

USDA Seeks Public Input on Updates to Animal Welfare Act Licensing Requirements In a press release issued on August 23rd, the USDA announced in conjunction with the 51st anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asked for input from the public to help determine potential updates to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 09.08.17