Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/19 en New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 06/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tiger_seizure_ny_300px.jpg?1403188402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.&nbsp; Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), the ruling prohibits direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by licensed dealers and exhibitors.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers Big Cas and Public Safety Protections Act big ctas lions tigers Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:36:55 +0000 adintino 100586 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, wolves http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100416 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 05/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="400" height="300" title="IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, wolves " alt="IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/photo%20300px.jpg?1401288387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) found a solution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100416" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Wolves Big Cats Tigers Wolves bears big cats Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act big cats in captivity lions tigers wildlife rescue wolves Wed, 28 May 2014 12:45:34 +0000 adintino 100416 at http://www.ifaw.org The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="169" title="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" alt="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WP_20140520_10_30_25_300px.jpg?1400779903" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers Amur tigers Phoenix Fund tiger rehabilitation center tigers Thu, 22 May 2014 13:48:17 +0000 adintino 100345 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-responds-new-west-virginia-law-prohibiting-private-ownership-wild-animals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 03/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals" alt="IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tiger_300px_0.jpg?1395767505" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.&nbsp; The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1).</p> <p>The new law includes a recommendation on phasing out future ownership of big cats, bears, primates, venomous and constrictor snakes, and alligators; institutes a Dangerous Wild Animal Board to create a list of animals to include under the law, and addresses Animal Welfare Act violations by roadside zoos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-responds-new-west-virginia-law-prohibiting-private-ownership-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Big Cats Primates Tigers and alligators bears big cats Dangerous Wild Animal Act exotic animals lions primates tigers venomous and constrictor snakes Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:51:24 +0000 adintino 99663 at http://www.ifaw.org New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-bill-puts-distance-between-public-and-big-cats <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="264" title="New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats" alt="New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_3.jpg?1394632202" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>New York State Assembly member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced&nbsp; bill A.9004, initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), which will prohibit direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by licensed dealers and exhibitors throughout New York State.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-bill-puts-distance-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers big cats lions tigers Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:55:30 +0000 adintino 99560 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 03/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …." alt="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mr%20Yuan%20Xikun%20300px.jpg?1394457800" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fondness of China&rsquo;s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country&rsquo;s most eminent figures have their way.</p> <p>Numerous proposals urging for the government to take immediate and strict measures to curtail the consumption and demand for endangered wildlife are tabled at the annual conferences of China&rsquo;s legislative bodies - the National People&rsquo;s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People&rsquo;s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant ivory illegal Ivory rhino horn tiger bone wildlife trade Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:23:40 +0000 adintino 99537 at http://www.ifaw.org