Submitted by Sammy Hood on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 1:57pm
zon, 05/04/2008 (Gehele dag)
Tiger Attacks Woman at Nearby Animal Sanctuary
A woman was attacked by a tiger at an animal sanctuary and the woman was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. The sanctuary did not report the incident to authorities, but USDA officials discovered the incident had occurred and began an investigation.
Submitted by jason hart on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 1:24pm
International Fund for Animal Welfare UK Director, Robbie Marsland, reports in via the video above.
Concerned with the reports I was hearing from the field, I was really keen to join our team of Wildlife Crime Investigators to see for myself the difficult conditions they have to endure whilst out hunt monitoring.
Submitted by Jeremy Isett on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:33am
Nebraska prohibits private possession of big cats. Nebraska law mandates that no person shall keep in captivity any big cat unless the person was in possession of the big cat prior to March 1, 1986. Some institutions are exempt from this prohibition and may possess big cats. These entities include zoos, parks, refuges, wildlife areas, or nature centers that are either government owned and operated or AZA-accredited.
Submitted by Jeremy Isett on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:20am
New Hampshire prohibits private possession of big cats. Any person in possession of a big cat prior to 1992, however, will be issued a permit and may continue to possess the animal. Exhibitors may also possess big cats with a permit. An exhibitor is a person holding a USDA Exhibitor’s Permit and who shows, displays, or trains big cats regardless of whether the public is charged a fee to view the big cat. The Fish and Game Department will issue the twenty-dollar annual permit if no significant risk to public safety or animal welfare would result from possession.
Submitted by Jeremy Isett on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:18am
New York prohibits private possession of big cats. Under New York law, it is unlawful to possess a wild animal as a pet. However, any person who possessed a big cat at the time the law came into effect in 2004 may continue possession. Some institutions may possess big cats, including zoos, public exhibitors, USDA-licensed research facilities, state universities and private colleges working with wild animals, state agencies working with wild animals, wildlife rehabilitators, and wildlife sanctuaries may possess big cats.