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Lion Population Drops by Two Thirds in 50 Years

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

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FL Legislature Passes S504 to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

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

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Just 5 Minutes to Help Springwater Park Animals!

  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   This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions Read More

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Pasco Animal Services Outlaws Flea Market Sales of Kittens

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

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and TNR

Great News! 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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Save the Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger

IUCN Headquarters IUCN Conservation Centre, Rue Mauverney 28, 1196, Gland, Switzerland  mail@iucn.org  Phone:+41 22 9990000 Fax:+41 22 9990002   Asia Regional Office 63, Soi Prompong, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand  asia@iucn.org  Phone: +66 2 6624032  Fax: +66 2 6624387  Fax: +66 2 6624388   International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters, Asian Regional Office,   The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More

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Circus tiger escapes during Kansas show

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

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AVMA Condemns Declawing of Wild or Exotic Cats

The AVMA has strengthened its opposition to declawing captive exotic and other wild cats.

 

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Five Years After Tiger Escapes and Kills and Then is Killed

  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Christmas, it will be five years since the deadly tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo. Tatiana, a 320 pound Siberian tiger, killed one person and injured two others that night, after making an amazing escape from the Tiger Grotto. ABC7 News reporter Vic Lee was the first reporter to respond; he talked to the father of the victim and with one of the officers who shot and killed Tatiana.   Even in death, it's hard to miss Tatiana. She now graces the front entrance of the zoo.   Her former Read More

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Tiger population increases in Sathyamangalam reserve forests

Erode: Population of tigers in Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas in the district has risen to 25 in 2012 as against 18 last year, a census by forest officials stated.   "According to recent wildlife census, there are 25 tigers inside the Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas", District Forest Officer N Sathish told PTI here.       A large number of wild animals were noticed in Thengumarahatta in the forests as the Moyar River was flowing in the area and water would be available throughout the year, he said.   The Read More