Born Free USA urges the ban of cruel, indiscriminate traps to save dogs, cats and wildlife and supports Senator Sanderson and SB 689.
Link: Star News Online
Keeping big cats as pets, in private zoo exhibits or for photo opportunities with any unwitting member of the community is a serious problem that must stop. Born Free USA commends Reps. McKeon and Sanchez for spearheading the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998) to prohibit the breeding and private possession of big cats and requiring current "owners" to register their big cats with the USDA.
Link: The Fresno Bee
A black bear was euthanized after chasing a pet dog and injuring a woman Wednesday morning, a state spokesman confirmed. Born Free USA reminds people that it's best to avoid a conflict from the start.
Link: News Times Connecticut
Prince Charles has warned that criminal gangs are turning to animal poaching, an unprecedented slaughter of species that can only be stopped by waging war on the perpetrators, in the latest of a series of increasingly outspoken speeches about the environment.
National Geographic used our Exotic Animal Incidents database to compile this creative online graphic earlier this year.
A Japanese restaurant that offers exotic meats may have bitten off more than it can chew. Mokutanya charcoal grill recently added African lion to the menu as a promotional item, and news accounts have generated a swiftly developing backlash on Facebook and other social media sites. Meanwhile, an animal rights advocate, who has investigated how lion meat is produced, said consumers should be wary.
Wildlife officials are looking for answers after a crocodile was found dead in Florida Bay. The croc’s body was found floating in the water near Islamorada on Sunday (May 12), according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger has been fined and demoted, but not fired, for using artificial light while poaching a trophy mule deer after legal hunting hours last October.