Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Pittsburgh ordinance would ban the use of wild animals in performances

The Pittsburgh City Council announced they are considering an ordinance that would ban the use of wild animals in performances. “A common question is, ‘Are we banning the circus?’ No one wants to ban wonderful memories of the circus — but we certainly do want to identify and eradicate what many see as mistreatment of … Continue reading Pittsburgh ordinance would ban the use of wild animals in performances

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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. For Sunday, May 1, 2016: ~ U.S. Submission of … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals

In a National Geographic Wildlife Watch article by Scott Wallace last week featured the work and philosophy of the privately run, Wild Animal Sanctuary. Located 30 miles northeast of Denver, stretching across 720 acres, the sanctuary provides care for a staggering menagerie of nearly 400 wild animals—most of them large carnivores including African lions, U.S. … Continue reading Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals

Thailand’s Tiger Temple

An animal rights organization said on Thursday it would take authorities to court for granting a zoo permit to a temple notorious for operating an illegal, commercial wildlife business. In February, authorities rejected a zoo application from Tiger Temple. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, aka the Tiger Temple, hoped to gain legal status for … Continue reading Thailand’s Tiger Temple

33 Lions and One Tiger

Animal Defenders International (ADI) organized the “largest lion airlift” that took place on Friday, April 29th. 33 lions, many of them in poor health, were rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia and were taken to their homeland to live in an animal sanctuary in South Africa. ADI worked with the Peruvian and Colombian governments … Continue reading 33 Lions and One Tiger

Nahla ~ The Conroe Texas Tiger

Last week the Conroe Police Department received a report about a young tiger wandering the streets near Coral Cove Pass. Animal Control Officers were able to locate and capture the tiger. An individual contacted local news identifying himself as Cody and explained “Her name is Nahla. She is about four to five months old and … Continue reading Nahla ~ The Conroe Texas Tiger

Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Bill

On April 21st the House of Representatives rejected a bill that focused on clarifying the state wildlife authorities’ power to stop Louisiana residents from importing tigers and other exotic cats. After a contentious debate resulting in a 35-41 vote, the House rejected HB 1084 proposed by Representative Jerome Zeringue, as several lawmakers were concerned it … Continue reading Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Bill

U.S. Submission of Proposals to CITES

On Thursday April 28th, United States Fish and Wildlife International Affairs, released notice of the United States submission of proposals and co-sponsorships to amend the CITES Appendices. In five months, delegates from around the globe will meet for the world’s leading forum to debate and discuss issues related to international wildlife trade. The 17th meeting … Continue reading U.S. Submission of Proposals to CITES

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.24.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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 will also highlight work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. For Sunday, April 24, 2016: ~ Fatal encounter … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.24.16

13 Countries Agree to Protect Tigers and Habitat

Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl. The world’s tiger countries are all in Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. India has the most by far, with about 2,500 … Continue reading 13 Countries Agree to Protect Tigers and Habitat