Escaped tiger killed by deputy

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/15/2007 (All day)
State: 
Iowa
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Escaped tiger killed by deputy
Summary: 

A sheriff shot and killed a tiger that escaped from its cage and attacked a dog at the Joseph and Dawn Schmitt Farm.

Publication: 
WCF Courier
Author: 
Associated Press

Tom Sellner, Owner Of Cricket Hollow Zoo, Attacked By Tiger During Feeding

Incident date: 
Sun, 07/17/2011
Date reported: 
Sun, 07/17/2011
Date Published: 
Sun, 07/17/2011 (All day)
State: 
Iowa
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tom Sellner, Owner Of Cricket Hollow Zoo, Attacked By Tiger During Feeding
Summary: 

The owner of Cricket Hollow Zoo was hospitalized following a tiger attack.  He was feeding an adult tiger when the big cat attacked.  The owner suffered lacerations to his head and torso.

Publication: 
Huffington Post

Unentschlossenheit der EU gefährdet Eisbären

Publication Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013

Wichtige EU-Länder sind noch unentschieden, ob sie einem Antrag zustimmen sollten, der ein internationales Handelsverbot für Eisbären unter dem Washingtoner Artenschutz-Übereinkommen (WA oder englisch CITES) zur Folge hätte. Zu den unentschlossenen Ländern gehören Frankreich, die Niederlande, Schweden, Finnland, Spanien und Portugal. Für einen stärkeren Schutz der Eisbären sind bisher Deutschland, Österreich, Großbritannien und Belgien.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Andreas Dinkelmeyer
Contact phone: 
+49 (0)40 866 500 15
Contact mobile: 
+49 173 622 75 39
Contact email: 

Zookeeper mauled by lion at Mesker Zoo

Incident date: 
Wed, 10/20/1999
Date reported: 
Wed, 10/20/1999
City: 
Evansville
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Zookeeper mauled by lion at Mesker Zoo
Summary: 

A zookeeper at the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens was attacked by an African lion.  The employee had just finished feeding the lion when it attacked.  The big cat fractured the employee's arm.

Publication: 
Evansville Courier Press
Author: 
Ella Johnson

Police Suspect Large Cat Attacked Parked Car

Incident date: 
Thu, 05/08/2003
Date reported: 
Thu, 05/08/2003
Date Published: 
Thu, 05/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Fairland
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Police Suspect Large Cat Attacked Parked Car
Summary: 

A woman's car, parked in her driveway, was damaged by a wild cat.  Authorities believe the big cat hooked its top teeth into the top tread of one tire and sank its bottom teeth into the sidewall, and that it also chewed off part of the bumper.

Publication: 
Wave3
Author: 
Associated Press

Mountain lion escapes from car, gets shot

Incident date: 
Mon, 02/02/2004
Date reported: 
Mon, 02/02/2004
Date Published: 
Mon, 02/02/2004 (All day)
City: 
Fort Wayne
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Mountain lion escapes from car, gets shot
Summary: 

A 150-pound mountain lion that had escaped from its owner's car after a minor traffic accident was shot and killed by police after it became agitated and tried to jump on an officer.

Publication: 
news.cincinnati.com

Young tiger claws trainer during circus

Incident date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008
Date reported: 
Wed, 11/26/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 11/28/2006 (All day)
City: 
Evansville
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Young tiger claws trainer during circus
Summary: 

A tiger swiped at an employee during a performance at Hadi Shrine Circus.  The man suffered injuries to his hand and leg but returned to work within a week.

Publication: 
Courier Press
Author: 
Jimmy Nesbitt

Pressure Builds on Canada to End International Polar Bear Trade as New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Canadian Support for a Ban

Publication Date: 
Wed, 01/30/2013
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A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org)shows that the vast majority of Canadians support the proposal to prohibit the international commercial trade of polar bear parts by uplisting the animals to Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Canada is the only country in the world to still allow its polar bears to be shot and sold on the global market.

Press Location: 
OTTAWA, Ontario
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
Dean Pogas (Canada: HSI)
Contact phone: 
001.647.986.4329
001.514.261.6007 /514.395.2914