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Today at Big Cat Rescue Apr 3 2013

Circus Tigers, Flavio, Bengali & SARMOTI   Circle of Life   Today is Jacquie Norris' birthday...but she doesn't know it.  She is my maternal grandmother, although until the end she would insist that she was my mother because she didn't want people to think she was old enough to BE a grandmother.  She was beautiful and smart but after losing my grandfather in 1997, she was never the same.  Depression took her body and mind over the past 15 years and for the last couple of years she Read More

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How American Hunters Abuse US Foreign Aid

How American Hunters Abuse U.S. Foreign Aid Author: Chris MERCER Published: June 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm Hunting, along with dealing in wildlife trophies, has been banned in Kenya since 1977. Trophy hunting was accurately described by the new Kenyan democratic government as ‘a barbaric relic of colonialism.’ Unfortunately, other assaults on wildlife have been at work. A wave of migration from strife-torn Somalia and Sudan has aggravated the human over-population. The Kenyan birth rate is among the highest in the world. The population Read More

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Shannon Homan Kills Cougar at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

One of two men found guilty of illegally shooting a mountain lion near Mount Rushmore National Memorial in January 2009 lost his hunting privileges for one year and was fined $750 on Wednesday. A jury convicted Shannon D. Homan, 40, of Box Elder, last week of unlawful possession of big game. Homan’s co-defendant Tyler Krebs, 22, was also found guilty, but his sentencing was continued to a later date. Homan and Krebs are still awaiting trial in federal court for violating the Lacey Act by illegally killing the animal on federal property. Read More

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Bobcats Are Often Targets of Sport Hunters

  Game agency allows open season on bobcats HARRISBURG - For decades, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been an insular agency, operating within the narrow confines of a constituency of hunters and trappers. But over the past few years, with demographic changes in society, a migration of deer to the suburbs, a raging and long-standing battle over gun control, and a clash over the use of public lands, the Game Commission has increasingly come under the public spotlight. The independent state agency is housed at a modern-looking building Read More

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Jury convicts South Dakota man for smuggling leopard hide

A South Dakota man has been found guilty of smuggling a leopard hide from South Africa to the U.S.By: Associated Press,Published November 03 2009ABERDEEN, S.D. — A federal jury has convicted an Aberdeen man, Wayne D. Breitag (BRY’-tag), of smuggling a leopard hide into the United States and of lesser crimes against federal wildlife laws.Smuggling a leopard hide violates an international treaty that regulates shipments of certain species to 173 countries.The accusation stemmed from Breitag’s travel to South Africa in August 2002 to hunt leopards. Read More