List of Wildcats that are Endangered or Threatened
The following table has been compiled using three sources - IUCN Red List, CITES and the Cat Specialist Group (CSG) and is ranked in approximate order of vulnerability. The entries have been analysed and sorted to provide an overview of all three sources. In some cases specific sub-species are more endangered than the species in general and these have been listed, along with their scientific name as separate entries. For further information regarding the specific categorisation of the various
Captive Bred Wildlife Registration Creating Generic Tiger Loophole
SUMMARY: The final rule amends the definition of ``harass'' in
Sec. 17.3 applied to captive wildlife to exclude generally accepted
animal husbandry practices, breeding procedures, and provisions of
veterinary care that are not likely to result in injury to the animal.
The final rule deletes the requirement to obtain a CBW registration for
eight species of pheasants, parakeets of the species Neophema splendida
and N. pulchella, the Laysan duck, and the ``generic'' or inter-
Support The Sportsmanship in Hunting Act: H.R. 2210
On June 20, Animal Planet Investigates: Captive Hunting Exposed aired, revealing appalling undercover footage from a HSUS investigation into captive hunts. This investigation aired just as a bill was introduced in Congress, The Sportsmanship in Hunting Act (H.R. 2210), that cracks down on these facilities and also bans remote-controlled hunting over the Internet. Captive hunts are privately owned ranches where customers pay a fee to shoot semi-tame exotic mammals—even endangered species—for
The Lacey Act
These are the pertinent sections of the Lacey Act and changes in bold that need to be added to help end the abuse of big cats.
Title 16 > Chapter 53 U.S.C. § 3371. Definitions
For the purposes of this chapter:
(a) The term “fish or wildlife” means any wild animal, whether alive or dead, including without limitation any wild mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, coelenterate, or other invertebrate, whether or not bred, hatched, or born in captivity, and includes any part, product, egg,
Definition of a Sanctuary
Wildlife sanctuaries must meet all of the following criteria to qualify as an “accredited wildlife sanctuary” under the CWSA:
(1) Approval by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of that code.
(2) No commercial trade in the prohibited wildlife species including offspring, parts, and products;
(3) No propagation of the prohibited wildlife species;
Violating Endangered Species Act
Keeping tigers captive is clearly a violation of the Endangered Species Act. Being bred into a life of confinement and deprivation as part of a collection, whether that collection be publicly or privately owned, violates the definition of “take” provided in the ESA on several levels.
First of all, the definition clearly says endangered species and those similar enough in appearance to “substantially facilitate the enforcement” (ie: tiger bones vs. lion bones) may not be collected. That statement
Events leading up to the June 17, 2009 FWC final hearing:
According to the presentation the FWC has prepared for their final hearing on the Captive Wildlife Rules, 149 people spoke up in their workshops since 2005 on the issue. About 30 of those speakers were there on behalf of the animals. The rest have been breeders, dealers, the circus, and private exotic pet owners.
The FWC says they received 2,764 emails and at least 2,500 were from Big Cat Rescue volunteers and supporters according to CapWiz plus all we sent separately. 192 of the
Captive Wild Animal Safety Act of 2003
Finally becomes enforceable in 2007
Links below were not in original text and are only for reference to related subjects.
[Federal Register: August 16, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 158)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Get the PDF
Fish and Wildlife Service
50 CFR Part 14
Regulations To Implement the Captive Wildlife Safety Act
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife
Memorandum of Law
Update 2/4/09: City of Del Ray Beach, Palm Beach County, FL is found liable for $2,256,300.00 when a loose dog bites a woman. What if that had been an escaped tiger? Get the Order HERE
Update 9/27/08 What Counties Can Do to Protect Their Citizens
Re: Authority of Local Governments to Prohibit or Limit the Possession of Wildlife Within Its Boundaries
I. EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION TO REGULATE FLORIDA 'S FISH AND WILDLIFE
Section 9, Art. IV, of the Florida
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