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Canada Council wants stricter animal controls

By | August 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm | No comments

Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - 11:11:40 AM NORTH BAY – If it crawls, slithers or hisses, a North Bay city councillor says the city should know where to find it. Mike Anthony put forth a motion that was passed by his fellow councilors Monday night asking city staff to work...

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Detroit Big Cat, Giant Savannah Breed Animal Named ‘Chum’, Shot And Killed: Reports

By | August 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm | No comments

August 27, 2013 Reports of a giant cat stalking the streets of Detroit made national headlines for a few days. But now an animal group says that the big cat of Detroit, who was rumored to be the size of a Doberman, has been shot and killed. Paws for the Cause Feral Cat...

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Seventh Big Cat Dies From Distemper At Wylie Animal Sanctuary

By | August 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm | No comments

(credit: In-Sync Exotics) August 26, 2013 WYLIE (CBS 11 NEWS) - A distemper outbreak has killed another large tiger in Wylie.  The virus has now taken the lives of seven large cats at In-Sync Exotics.  More than a dozen other animals are still sick at the...

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Big Cat has Detroit neighborhood on edge

By | August 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm | No comments

DETROIT -- Ambling down the block a couple of weeks ago with his 1-year-old daughter perched on his shoulders, Antwaun Asberry sensed something was behind him. He turned around and spotted a tall creature that appeared to be a cat, only a lot bigger. "His tail is longer...

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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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As recent escapes show, scaly exotic pets pose dilemmas

By | August 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm | No comments

They’re not cuddly. And cute is in the eye of the beholder, of course. But the very idea of keeping animals such as boa constrictors and alligators as pets brings confused reactions from most folks, who much prefer their dogs and cats. Maybe a hamster or an aquarium of...

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Boas, Chimps or Tigers: Wild Animals Are Not Pets

By | August 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm | No comments

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States   |   August 13, 2013 04:40pm ET Wayne Pacelle is the president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This Op-Ed first appeared on the...

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Skunk turns cougar into scaredy cat

By | August 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bfm-7WwUCCg OTTAWA — Attitude matters more than size when a tiny skunk and a big, tough cougar both want the same lunch. A study in the Canadian Field-Naturalist, a science journal, uses video to tell what...

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Whiskas pounces on big cats campaign

By | August 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm | No comments

July 31, 2013Whiskas has joined forces with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise funds to protect tigers in the wild. The Mars-owned brand plans to raise £500,000 (€583,000) for the environmental charity’s global tiger conservation efforts by contributing a sum...

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