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Ohio Local Owners Call for Regulations Reversal of Dangerous Animal Ban

Butternut Farms caretaker Rick Armstrong kneels next to an African civet as it stalks around the interior of its enclosure. / Matthew Berry, The Advocate JOHNSTOWN -- For years, Evelyn Shaw has volunteered at Butternut Farms Wildcat Sanctuary in Johnstown and cared for large cats of her own, including a mountain lion. But after then-Gov. Ted Strickland issued an emergency executive order Jan. 6 making it illegal to possess, sell or transfer "dangerous wild animals," the Pataskala woman is anxious to learn how the new ban will affect Read More

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New born tiger cub dies at Tata zoo

Jamshedpur, Jan 6 (PTI) A new born tiger cub died in Tata Steel Zoological Park (TSZP) here after its mother abandoned it soon after birth on November 27 last year. The nearly 40-day-old cub could not develop as it should have as its mother, Shanti abandoned it about 10 days after its birth, Vipul Chakraborty, Director of TSZP, said today. 'The cub should have proper and regular feeding from its mother but unfortunately, it was abandoned', he said claiming that the TSZP staff tried its best after the cub had a 50:50 chance of survival. Chakraborty Read More

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The UK was Light Years Ahead of the U S When It Comes to Big Cat Laws

What is the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976? The Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 was originally introduced as a private members bill in response to public concern about the keeping of dangerous pets, especially Big Cats. It aims to ensure that where private individuals keep dangerous wild animals they do so in circumstances which create no risk to the public and safeguard the welfare of the animals. The following extract from the Act shows the section relating to what is defined, in relation to Big Cats GB, as a Dangerous Wild Animal:   THE Read More

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Tony the tiger case pivots on a constitutional issue

Tony the tiger case pivots on a constitutional issue   Jennifer Treadway Morris, who is representing Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin in his legal battle to keep a Siberian-Bengal mix tiger named Tony at his Grosse Tete truck stop, says a lawsuit filed Tuesday against Louisiana and Iberville Parish is centered on the separation of powers outlined in the state constitution. "The impression has been given that this is a federal-versus-state issue, and that our whole argument boils to permits," Morris says. "This is not a state-versus-federal Read More

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Teens Who Tried to Steal Dead Escaped Lion Ordered Community Service

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A prosecutor says charges will be dropped against four Ohio men accused of trying to steal the carcass of a lion from an exotic-animal compound as long as they each complete 40 hours of community service. The lion was among dozens of animals killed by police outside Zanesville last fall after their owner released them and committed suicide.   Muskingum County assistant prosecutor Maria Kalis said Thursday the case involved youthful hijinks and poor decision-making by men ranging in age from 19 to 21. She says authorities Read More

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Mountain lion found in Tulsa backyard now at Kansas zoo

A a mountain lion that was captured in a Tulsa backyard in April has found a new home at a Kansas zoo. The female mountain lion, which had been cared for at the Tulsa Zoo's veterinary hospital, was relocated to the Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence, Kan., in December. The large cat was captured April 23 in the backyard of a home in the 1400 block of North Quanah Avenue. She was taken to the zoo's holding facilities in the veterinary hospital and treated for hookworms and roundworms, which caused anemia and a poor appetite, as well as ticks Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 3

Really busy today, but here is a clip of some of the out takes from our big cats and presents video

Gave up on finding the bobcat and picked up the last of the humane traps.  Will keep checking daily when I roller blade and the rangers have us on speed dial now.

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Teens Try to Sell Tiger Skin But Land in Jail

Ravi Kumar, V Harish and Varun Kumar, all 19 years of age and studying in a college in Mysore, felt they had hit a jackpot when they stumbled upon an old tiger skin. They decided to sell it and fund their amusements. But luck was not in their favour as they ended up in police lock-up. The moth-eaten, 25-year-old skin was in the attic of Ravi Kumar’s home. After making a contact with a person who said the skin will be purchased by a ‘customer’ for Rs 4.5 lakh, they took it to Madikeri. However, a police team led by inspector R Satish Read More

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Pet Tiger Escapes in Mexico Atty Owner May Be Fined 85000

An escaped pet tiger named Deborah spurred a massive deployment of police, firefighters and other first responders in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, authorities said. Apolonio Armenta, the Coahuila delegate of Mexico's environmental protection agency, Profepa, told Efe that alarmed residents began calling police late Wednesday night with reports about a tiger roaming the streets of Saltillo, the state capital. "It was a tigress between 8 and 12 months old that some thieves allowed to escape when they broke into the office of the Read More

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Ignorant Plan to Inbreed Tigers and Return them to Semi Wild

Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, home of last white tiger in wild, Mohan, will be the new experimental home for breeding the unique species of big cat, who will eventually be released into semi-wild habitats.   The environment ministry has given in-principle approval for setting up a conservation-breeding centre of white tigers in Govindgarh, Rewa from the genetic material of Mohan, captured in late 1950s.   Rewa Maharaja Martand Singh first sighted the male white tiger during his visit to Govindgarh jungle in 1950. After hunting Read More