USDA Cracks Down on Traveling Acts
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If cub petting displays have to identify their cubs by name, sex, age, species and identifying markings AND has to reveal who the real owners of the cubs are, then it will be easier for USDA to catch them when cubs disappear and it will be easier for USDA to see that they are using the cubs too young (under 8 weeks according to the USDA Big Cat FAQ) and too old (according to USDA court cases where they found 12 weeks to be the oldest allowed.)
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Save the Lion!
What is a "typical" day at Big Cat Rescue like?
1. How many people work on an average day?
The Full Time staff work 5 day weeks and volunteer on their days off to keep up their privileges to work with the cats. Our volunteer program requires a minimum of 4 hrs per week for Red, 6 hours per week for Yellow and 8 hours per week for Green. Only Green can take care of the lions, tigers and leopards. All of our staff currently keep Read More
How do I REALLY make an impact for animals?
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Petitions and emails are easy, but they are not as effective as talking to your lawmaker.
Turns out everyone knows that but only 6% of the people who consider themselves Activists do anything about it.
Here's what the study concluded:
Your lawmaker wants to hear from you when they are in recess and at their local office (not D.C.) They don't trust that your email came from a real person. They really Read More
Professor Jennifer Dietz, Esq. talks with Carole Baskin about animal law. Jennifer Dietz is currently an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, and continues to serve the Animal Law community as a speaker, consultant, and professor. Find out more at http://www.jenniferdietz.com/
Audio Podcast Version of Show
This video of the Huskies being shot is the one mentioned in the case handled by Jennifer Dietz, but be warned the dogs screaming is very disturbing.
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USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Facilities
Be Better Prepared for Emergencies
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to require all licensed and registered facilities to develop a contingency plan for emergencies so they can better protect their animals in disaster situations.
“Over the years we learned that many registered facilities do not have adequate contingency Read More
USDA Publishes Final Rule
to Help Ensure Health of Animals While Traveling
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012— The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to require traveling exhibitors to submit itineraries to the agency 48 hours in advance of travel so that inspectors will know where regulated animals are located.
“This rule will help APHIS ensure animals are receiving humane care and treatment while they Read More
Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
Press Conference TODAY
Big cat possession and breeding is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. It is estimated that there could be up to 20,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid conditions and dangerously close to residential areas.
IFAW is helping lead a press conference on Capitol Hill U.S. with Reps. Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) to discuss the importance of passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. Read More
Exotic cats are openly offered up for their meat, hides, bones or for hire at sites like these http://www.exoticmeatmarket.net/ and on YouTube as shown below. http://www.exoticmeatmarket.net/
Note Big Cat Rescue opposes such industry and only posts this video and info so that you know what can happen to those cute little cubs you pay to pet at malls, fairs and parking lots. 702-339-6563 Exotic Meat Market, 5615 South Cameron, Suite 7, Las Vegas, NV 89118 advertises as a Las Vegas exotic meat Read More
Authority of Local Governments to Prohibit or Limit
the Possession of Wildlife Within Its Boundaries
I. EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMISSION TO REGULATE FLORIDA’S FISH AND WILDLIFE
Section 9, Art. IV, of the Florida State Constitution of 1885 vested exclusive authority to exercise all of the state’s regulatory power (except for penalties and license fees) over all wild animal life in the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (“GFWFC”). The GFWFC was endowed by the constitution with the Read More
Five Defendants From Oregon, California, Texas and New York
Charged For Illegal Trafficking in Endangered Species;
One Charged For Lying To Federal Officials
5 Defendants Illegally Sold and Purchased Ocelots and Lied To Cover Up The Sales
3 Others Issued Civil Fines by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
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PORTLAND, OREGON - Five defendants from Oregon, California, Texas and New York have been charged with various crimes related to the illegal sale of ocelots, a rare Read More