Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Jersey City approves circus ban

On September 14, 2016 a measure intended to ban circuses from Jersey City was adopted by the City Council to a round of applause from a group of animal lovers NJ.Com reported. The city law, which was adopted by a 7-1-1 vote, prohibits performances of certain exotic animals. Mayor Steve Fulop said he proposed the … Continue reading Jersey City approves circus ban

The last surviving tiger that appeared in Esso’s ‘Tiger in your Tank’ adverts has died

The Telegraph reported last Sunday that Tango, Britain’s oldest tiger, passed away at the age of 22 at Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire, where he’s lived since his rescue from a circus in 2014. Before he was sold to the circus, Tango was one of seven tigers to appear in the iconic Put a tiger … Continue reading The last surviving tiger that appeared in Esso’s ‘Tiger in your Tank’ adverts has died

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 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, 18 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 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, 11 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday, September 7, the U.S. government was wrong to exclude large areas of the Rocky Mountains when it designated almost 40,000 square miles of habitat as critical to the survival of imperiled Canada lynx. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider … Continue reading U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

Florida panther dies after fight with another panther

Naples Daily News reported earlier this week that a Florida panther was found dead— and was likely killed by another panther. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated that the 8-and-a-half-year-old female’s carcass was found in the Golden Gate Estates in Collier County. Her remains will be taken to a facility for a necropsy. … Continue reading Florida panther dies after fight with another panther

Lion cub roams Russian city’s streets: poses for photos with passersby

According to RT News a lion cub was seen roaming the streets of Ufa, Russia. The not-so-big big cat appeared to be friendly and was not angered by passersby stopping to take selfies. The cub turned out to be a local schoolboy’s birthday present. People who saw the lion cub on the street were quick … Continue reading Lion cub roams Russian city’s streets: poses for photos with passersby

A growing number of Tiger farms in Asia and the sale of Tiger bone wine are fueling illegal wildlife trade, ITV News investigation finds

Animal campaigners such as the WWF and Environmental Investigation Agency believe an international commercial trade in parts and derivatives from tigers is fulling the growth in tiger farms. The sale of tiger bone wine was banned in China in 1993, but a tiger park visited by ITV this month in Harbin is claiming to sell … Continue reading A growing number of Tiger farms in Asia and the sale of Tiger bone wine are fueling illegal wildlife trade, ITV News investigation finds

12 animal traffickers nabbed—RM2mil worth of parts

New Straits Times reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) arrested 12 men and seized a variety of smuggled animal parts worth RM2 million (US$491,000.00) in a special operation known as Ops Chameleon. Perhilitan director-general Abdul Kadir Abu Hassan said in the raid conducted last month, about 300 animal … Continue reading 12 animal traffickers nabbed—RM2mil worth of parts

IUCN Approves Motion 009

IUCN Approves Motion 009 to terminate the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of canned shooting On the opening day of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, the IUCN approved Motion 009 terminating the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of “canned shooting,” also known … Continue reading IUCN Approves Motion 009