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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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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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Clamp on animal trade is pledged

By | September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm | No comments

By FRANCES LEATE , Posted on » Monday, September 09, 2013 BAHRAINI authorities have pledged a crackdown on the illegal import of endangered animals such as white tigers, African cheetahs and lion cubs. They promised to shut down pet stores, zoos and farms that trade in...

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Bizarre Behavior in Endangered Tigers Traced to Dog Virus

Bizarre Behavior in Endangered Tigers Traced to Dog Virus

By | September 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm | No comments

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer   |   August 16, 2013 12:59pm ET Marty is an endangered Amur tiger. Credit: Jan Morse | RZSS View full size image A rare breed of tigers in Russia has been spotted behaving bizarrely for more than a decade, and now researchers say...

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Uncaged lion found lounging in front yard in Ohio

By | September 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm | No comments

After a neighbor discovered the lioness in his front yard, the big cat's owner was able to put it back into its cage without incident. (Photo: Matthew Berry, Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette) FAIRFIELD BEACH, Ohio -- Residents here were startled over the weekend...

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Ask your U.S. senator to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

Ask your U.S. senator to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

By | August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Did you know that there are at least 10,000 big cats kept in private hands in the U.S., but that no one knows exactly how many or where? It's a dangerous situation - for people and animals - when tigers, lions and other big cats are kept as backyard pets or in roadside zoos....

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Action Needed: speak out against public handling of big cats

Action Needed: speak out against public handling of big cats

By | August 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Posted by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Take a stand and help prevent the public handling of big cats!  They need your voice! It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems fueling the U.S. big cat trade is the fact that dozens of traveling zoos and roadside...

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IFAW grant helps the cats of the Wildcat Sanctuary!

IFAW grant helps the cats of the Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | August 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Having rescued big cats from all over the United States, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) know how important providing a natural habitat is in a sanctuary environment. IFAW has generously provided a grant towards helping build...

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Book us for your next event – TWS’ Speakers Bureau

By | August 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm | No comments

Book TWS' Founder for your next corporate event Tammy Thies is more than the founder of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she is also an advocate, marketing professional and public speaker. With a marketing and journalism degree from the University of St. Thomas, Thies developed...

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