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Officials moving animals out of Las Vegas zoo

Officials moving animals out of Las Vegas zoo

By | September 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

September 26, 2013 By ANNALISE PORTER and RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Federal officials began removing animals from the Southern Nevada Zoological Park this week, but a sign on the front gate says the facility is closed to the public for upgrades. In the...

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We need to outnumber the bad guys NOW to stop public contact with big cats!

We need to outnumber the bad guys NOW to stop public contact with big cats!

By | September 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Please act now!! After two years of work by a coalition of animal welfare groups, USDA has finally posted in the Federal Register for public comment a proposed rule to stop the exhibitors from exploiting infant tigers, bears and primates to make money charging people to pet...

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Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

By Tina Hesman Saey Web edition: September 18, 2013 HwaRang, a white Bengal tiger that lives at the Everland Zoo in South Korea, is one of five big cats that donated DNA for a genome sequencing project. Tigers and their relatives have hit on the right...

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Genomes of big cats revealed

Genomes of big cats revealed

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

By Helen Briggs BBC News International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a...

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Abandonment of exotic pets a growing concern

By | September 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Posted: Sep 18, 2013 4:44 PM CST Updated: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM CST By Karissa Shatzer - MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) - There have been several stories about exotic animals on the loose in the Midstate. The most recent was a 10-foot python found in York County by a PennDOT...

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Judge Rules ‘Ikea Monkey’ To Remain In Animal Sanctuary

Judge Rules ‘Ikea Monkey’ To Remain In Animal Sanctuary

By | September 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm | No comments

By Scott Neuman Credit ABC News A still from news video of Darwin's great escape in December. Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 5:12 pm Darwin the 'Ikea monkey' will no longer be hitting the superstores with a Canadian woman who calls him her...

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Law change may end private ownership of exotic pet

By | September 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm | No comments

September 14, READING, Pa. (AP) — Barry Hoch stood close to the cage, holding a bunch of green grapes with one hand and poking a piece of the fruit through the chain links with the other. The bear stuck out its tongue, greedily accepted the food, and grunted for...

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Uruguay’s Montevideo Zoo giving away its big cats

By | September 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm | No comments

Posted at: 09/13/2013 4:35 PM By LEONARDO HABERKORN (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - "Hatch," a 10-year-old male Bengal tiger, has lived in a 20-by-16-foot (6-by-5 meter) cage with cement walls and nothing green in sight since he was traded to the Villa Dolores Zoo after spending...

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USDA Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Veterinary Care

By | September 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm | No comments

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 09/13/2013 10:19 AM EDT USDA’s Animal Care unit enforces the Animal Welfare Act – the federal law requiring that humane care and treatment be provided to certain animals that are: exhibited to the...

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West Hollywood to consider ban on wild, exotic animal performances

West Hollywood to consider ban on wild, exotic animal performances

By | September 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm | No comments

By Hailey Branson-PottsSeptember 12, 2013, 2:23 p.m. West Hollywood -- a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians” -- has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday...

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