A new video we’ve released blows the lid off of a dirty secret, that America’s iconic mountain lions are being killed at unsustainably high numbers for nothing more than trophies. In our video, you can learn from leading scientists about the myths behind trophy hunting of mountain lions and why we must stop it. The […]
Petition: Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act to End Big Cat Ownership!
Big cats are wild animals, not pets. Yet in the United States, it’s estimated that there are thousands of big cats being kept as pets or in roadside zoos. Not only are animals in these conditions suffering greatly, but those keeping them captive are putting their entire communities in danger. Only some states have laws […]
Petition: End Cougar Hunting in Utah!
Unfortunately, killing mountain lions (cougars) is legal in much of the United States. They are a considered a “game species” and are legally hunted for sport in these thirteen states: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, and North Dakota. In these states, the wildlife management agencies dictate […]
Southern California’s Mountain Lions May Soon Go Extinct
Southern California’s mountain lions have faced serious threats for some time, but a new study highlights the urgent need to act before we lose these incredible big cats forever. According to wildlife scientists, who just published their findings in the journal “Ecological Applications,” two populations of mountain lions in the Santa Monica and Santa Anita […]
POLL: Should the commercial trade in captive-bred tigers be banned?
The first thing that hit the inspectors was the smell. It was a sweltering midsummer day in Prague, and they had just opened an unplugged freezer filled with the rotting remains of tigers, lions and cougars. Pavla Rihova, the lead environmental inspector on the scene, said she had never seen anything like it. “I have […]
Cinder the Bear Was Tragically Killed by a Hunter, After Famously Surviving a Wildfire
One evening in July 2014, as the worst wildfire in the history of Washington State burned nearby, a little bear cub with third-degree burns on each of her paws crawled up a driveway into Steve Love’s backyard. Love gave the emaciated cub fruit and water through the night until an officer with the Washington Department […]
A ‘perfect policy storm’ cuts puma numbers by almost half near Jackson, Wyoming
Like many places in the American West, the region is a patchwork of land that’s under the control of different government agencies with differing opinions and management goals. “It makes that part of our country really unique,” Mark Elbroch, a biologist with the wild cat conservation group Panthera and one of the study’s lead authors, […]
Mountain Lion Cubs Discovered in California Mountains Bring Hope
Researchers with the National Park Service (NPS) have just discovered four little blue-eyed mountain lion kittens living in California’s Simi Hills, who have brought hope for a population that’s in serious jeopardy. According to the NPS, all four of the kittens are female, who are just over four-weeks-old, have become officially known as P-66, P-67, […]