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Tiger deaths linked to IGA toilet paper?

GREENPEACE is calling on consumers to boycott IGA toilet paper, saying it's linked to the destruction of endangered tiger habitats in Indonesia. IGA is the only major supermarket chain in Australia to source paper products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) through its Australian affiliate Solaris. It is then sold under the IGA Black and Gold, and Signature toilet paper labels. Greenpeace has released video footage which it says shows the death of a Sumatran tiger in a hunting trap whose habitat was destroyed by APP. There are only about Read More

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19 year old tiger euthanized at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. — An ailing tiger has been euthanized at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. The zoo's veterinarian says the 19-year-old female tiger known as Natasha was suffering from multiple chronic problems and had taken a turn for the worse over the last 24 hours. According to the vet, the tiger had become incontinent and had developed an infection that would have been difficult to treat because of the drug's severe side-effects. A necropsy — or animal autopsy — will be performed at the University of Minnesota. The Duluth News Tribune Read More

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Escaped Serval Found in Tyrone Twp MI

Escaped Serval Found in Tyrone Twp MI TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said an African wild cat has been found in Tyrone Township.WHMI-FM reported that the cat, known as a serval, was captured after someone called 911 to report it.County officials said the cat appears to have been domesticated. It could be placed in a zoo. http://www.clickondetroit.com/family/28671372/detail.html   A wild exotic cat was captured north of Hartland over the weekend and the director of Livingston County Animal Control Read More

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DEEP: Killed mountain lion originated in South Dakota, testing shows Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011; Last Updated: Tue. Jul 26, 2011, 3:27pm The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Genetic tests also Read More

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It is All About Money Not Conservation

It is All About Money Not Conservation There is no legitimate conservation program where big cats are captive born and returned to the wild.  It would be ridiculous to think that people could bottle raise lions for release back to the wild because it takes the mother years to teach her cubs how to be lions and because the cubs would have no fear of walking right up to a human after being released.   Forget all of the sappy Born Free and Christian the lion stories.  The fact is that both disappeared and were thought to have been killed very young Read More

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Gir Lion Cub Burned

Gir Lion Cub Burned AHMEDABAD: Heads are likely to roll in the forest department in what was so far being dismissed as an innocuous episode in Gir forest. Last week a van sahayak burnt the carcass of a dead animal believing it to be wild cat, on orders from the range forest office. It now turns out that this dead animal was probably a lion cub. Evidence to support this possibility has emerged in the preliminary investigations. A range forest officer J B Vadi, who issued directions to burn the body of the animal, is facing suspension. Office Read More

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Leopard Mauls Six People

Leopard Mauls Six People Indian locals were left horrified by an attack in which a stray Leopard pounced on six villagers in Prakash Nagar, West Bengal. After a lengthy pursuit through the village the leopard was killed by two shots at close-range after attempts to tranquillise the startled animal failed. Sources suggest one forest guard was critically injured while the others were hurt less seriously.   Read More

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Mario Tabraue Zoological Imports Indicted

Mario Tabraue Zoological Imports Indicted   A drug-smuggling ring that killed an informer and cut up his body while trafficking in a half-million pounds of marijuana has been broken, the Federal authorities said today.   The ring also bribed police officers to protect their operation, said Richard Gregorie, the chief assistant United States Attorney here. At one time, the indictment charged, members of the ring used Miami police officers to collect, count and disburse drug profits.   The ring operated for at least Read More

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Mormon missionary mauled by two lions

Salt Lake City, UT A Mormon missionary mauled by two lions at a Guatemala zoo last week is now recovering at a Salt Lake area hospital, says his family. Paul Oakey, 20, was at a preparation activity on July 11 when the attack occurred. His family says he was standing about two feet away from the lion cage when the lions attacked him from behind the bars. His mother Judy Allen says one lion had his left arm and shoulder, while another had his right leg, trying to eat him for about two minutes. "One of the elders from Mexico City, Read More