Wildlife smuggling nets big bucks for organized crime

3/20/2009 Illegally traded animals can end up anywhere from a cooking pot in Asia to a pet shop in Europe Humming birds bound and stuffed in cigarette packets, snakes and tortoises inside a hollowed out teddy bear, exotic birds’ eggs made into necklaces—these...

Tiger tug-o-war following B.C. ban on exotics

Suzy the tiger tug-o-war By Charla Huber – Goldstream News Gazette Published: March 19, 2009 1:00 PM Suzy the tiger could find herself living in Highlands permanently, ironically after the province passed regulations banning the ownership of exotic animals. The...

In zoo cuts, it’s man vs. beast

March 19, 2009 By HENRY FOUNTAINChicago AS in other cities, the shocks of the economic collapse have reverberated throughout Chicago, from the commodities exchanges in the Loop, past the fancy storefronts on Michigan Avenue and into the residential and commercial...

The Born Free Foundation: Still saving the lions

From The TimesMarch 14, 2009Valerie Grove As the Born Free Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary, its founder, Virginia McKenna, talks about life in the wild From Virginia McKenna’s cottage window you look out over 22 acres of forested Surrey hills. On the...