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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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Neighbors ill at ease after lion’s escape

By | September 10, 2013 at 1:12 am | No comments

The lion freed from her cage and found in a neighbor’s front yard in a Buckeye Lake neighborhood last weekend was the first documented escape since Ohio’s new law regulating exotic-animal ownership took effect last year. That’s one too many, say some residents of the...

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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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Student, 19, mauled by 400lb tiger in Thailand at popular tourist attraction

By | September 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Enjoying the trip of a lifetime to Thailand, university student Isabelle Brennan strokes a young tiger at a popular tourist attraction – one of the few places in the world where you can pet the deadly animals while they sleep. But just minutes after this photo was taken,...

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Big cat with a big appetite

By | August 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm | No comments

8/31/2013 It’s not something you see every day in suburban Los Angeles, not even in the remote Santa Monica Mountains south of the Conejo Valley. P-23, a young female mountain lion recently fitted with a tracking collar by the National Park Service, was spotted by a...

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Des Moines – Photo reveals big feline’s true identity: It’s a bobcat

By | August 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm | No comments

This is the bobcat spotted Wednesday east of Altoona. / Des Moines Police Department/Special to the Regist August 30, 2013 A bobcat photographed Wednesday east of Altoona could explain a rash of reported mountain lion sightings in the area, authorities said...

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Tiger, Leopard Conservation Begins With Protecting Corridors

By | August 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm | No comments

August 30, 2013 Image Credit: Thinkstock.com April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The most effective landscape-level conservation strategy for the long-term survival of tigers and leopards, according to a new study led by Clemson University conservation...

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Not every circus has to include a lion, a tiger or a bear

By | August 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm | No comments

Circuses entertain audiences, but they bring no joy to performing animals. Well-documented training techniques include severe beatings, intimidation, and deprivation of food and water. Elephants spend virtually their entire lives chained, confined to small box cars or trucks,...

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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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