When Darnell Docket, a player for the Arizona Cardinals, became what we consider to be the poster child for over paid sports' figures, behaving badly toward animals, by announcing that he had bought a tiger to show off at games, it caused a lot of people to ask the question, "Is it legal to buy a tiger?"
After spending the last 20 years rescuing lions, tigers and other exotic cats, I am left bewildered by the existing laws; or maybe, more precisely, by the lack of enforcement of existing laws.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states that:
"Unless Read More
No One Is Telling Where Lion Meat Originates
and the government doesn't seem to care. Big Cat Rescue believes that the cute little cubs that are used in pay to play schemes at malls, fairs and in backyard menageries are ending up killed for their meat when they are grown. No one uses lion hides so it is preposterous for this vendor to claim that it is merely a by product of that industry (as if that made it OK in the first place.)
A genuine burger made from lion meat is being served by Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Ariz., in honor Read More
In-Sync Exotics Hit By Canine Distemper
Asian tigers at risk from domestic dog distemper virus
10 June 2013 Last updated at 02:45 ET By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News
Canine distemper virus has been confirmed in a number of Amur tigers
Some of the world's rarest big cat species are facing a potentially Read More
Africa's lion population plummets by two thirds in 50 years
Nickson Parmisa / Wildlife Direct
This lioness was killed on June 20, 2012, along with her sister and four cubs in Sholinge, Kenya, just outside Nairobi National Park. The lionesses had gone into a cattle area to teach the cubs to hunt.
By Miguel Llanos, NBC News
Africa's lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.
Using new satellite data, Read More
In these tough times, when our government often seems too entrenched in party line protection than working together, the passage of S504 is especially encouraging. This bill, which has now successfully passed both the House and the Senate, cracks down on animal abusers by counting every animal involved, or every act of cruelty as a separate offense and in some cases invokes the RICO act so that the abusers' assets can be confiscated.
In the past, if someone were to be caught fighting dogs, for instance, they would be charged with Read More
HAVE THE PARK'S ANIMALS BECOME POLITICAL PAWNS?
In Springwater Provincial Park near Barrie, Ontario, there's a modest little wildlife compound (zoo) with a small, ad hoc collection of native wild animals. Recently, the Ontario government changed the Park status to non-operational meaning visitor services are no longer provided and staff are not present. That means the animals have to be moved elsewhere.
This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions Read More
The Pasco Animal Services Ordinance PASSED Alternative #1 that forbids breeders to conduct sales at Flea Markets. I want to thank those of you who took the time to call or email the board of county commissioners. I also want to thank those of you who were able to speak in front of the commissioners and show them that we care, are here, and speak for our companion animal family members.
Below is how the ordinance now reads.
(Alternative #1) (PASSED) SECTION 14-108. LOCATION OF SALE OF DOGS AND CATS.
(a) Any Read More
Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and
Shelter Transparency and Trap Neuter Release
You did it! Ally Cat Allies is happy to report that yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the bill supporting pound and shelter transparency—and it was amended to also endorse Trap-Neuter-Return!
This is a huge step forward for Florida’s animals. Thanks to everyone who took action, you will now be able to assess how well each pound and shelter is working to save the lives of animals—and how effectively they Read More
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The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More
Circus tiger escapes during show in Salina
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A circus tiger gets loose behind the scenes during a show in Kansas but is quickly captured by handlers before many spectators knew what was going on.The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/15xRgWq) reports the big cat escaped backstage during an Isus Shrine Circus show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
Staff members blocked off all entrances where the public could come into contact with the tiger to minimize risk. That included a public restroom, where Read More