All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

18 April 2006
Under the new law, exhibitors will be required to have a USDA license and will be held to state regulations including $250,000 in liability insurance and a strict no-contact policy between members of the public and these dangerous, wild animals. Read more »
31 January 2006
“These draft regulations are a good first step, but only address public contact with dangerous animals at licensed wildlife sanctuaries. IFAW will be working to ensure animals and people are protected at every big cat facility across the cou Read more »
15 November 2005
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today released the findings and documentary film evidence of its investigation into the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa.“Our evidence proves that captive bree Read more »
21 April 2005
“We applaud the Arkansas legislators who voted to pass this bill and particularly House Representative Phillip Jackson who originally introduced it, for their wisdom and foresight in protecting the public by prohibiting people from owning da Read more »
1 March 2005
“Keeping lions and tigers as pets is a growing phenomenon that is causing a huge public safety and animal welfare issue,” said IFAW’s Josephine Martell, “It’s a bad idea for animals and people.” The number of Am Read more »
11 November 2003
“There are only 5,000 tigers left in the wild but as many as 10,000 being kept as pets in basements and backyards across the U.S. and there are few, if any, legal safeguards to protect the animals or public safety,” said Sarah Tyack, d Read more »