Arkansas town on edge after four lions killed in woods

Incident date: 
vri, 09/20/2002
Date reported: 
vri, 09/20/2002
Date Published: 
din, 09/24/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Quitman
State: 
Arkansas
Category: 
Escape
Naam: 
Arkansas town on edge after four lions killed in woods
Headline: 
Arkansas town on edge after four lions killed in woods
Summary: 

Four African lions were shot in an Arkansas town.  The lions were believed to have belonged to a nearby exotic animal park; however, the park's operator denied the lions were his.

Publication: 
The Gadsden Times
Author: 
Douglas Pils

Never Trust A Tiger

Incident date: 
maa, 10/20/2003
Date reported: 
maa, 10/20/2003
Date Published: 
maa, 10/20/2003 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Golden Valley
State: 
Arizona
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Never Trust A Tiger
Headline: 
Never Trust A Tiger
Summary: 

A 500-lb Bengal tiger at Keepers of the Wild animal sanctuary attacked a 21-year-old employee who went to pet him while cleaning his pool.

Publication: 
Time
Author: 
Michael D. Lemonick

Tiger Attacks Woman at Nearby Animal Sanctuary

Incident date: 
zon, 05/04/2008
Date reported: 
zon, 05/04/2008
Date Published: 
zon, 05/04/2008 (Gehele dag)
City: 
White Hills
State: 
Arizona
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger Attacks Woman at Nearby Animal Sanctuary
Summary: 

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. 

Publication: 
8 News Now
Author: 
Ty Plaskon

Animal park closes amid complaints, problems

Incident date: 
don, 10/22/2009
Date reported: 
zat, 10/24/2009
Date Published: 
zat, 10/24/2009 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Mentone
State: 
Alabama
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Animal park closes amid complaints, problems
Summary: 

At the Mountain wild Animal Park facility, a cougar escaped from its enclosure and attacked a black leopards paw through a fence. The cougar was shot and killed.

Publication: 
Times Free Press
Author: 
Pam Sohn

WATCH: Protecting foxes in Dorset is a challenge

din, 01/22/2013

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.

Nevada

Summary: 

Under Nevada law, it is lawful to privately possess big cats. No license or permit is required to possess a big cat. Counties may enact local ordinances to regulate big cat private possession.

State: 
Nevada
Classification: 
No Restriction
Color: 
red

Nebraska

Summary: 

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.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray

North Carolina

Summary: 

North Carolina does not restrict private possession of big cats. Cities and counties may enact local ordinances to impose some restrictions or fully prohibit its residents from possessing big cats.

Classification: 
No Restriction
Color: 
red

New Hampshire

Summary: 

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.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray

New York

Summary: 

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.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray