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 […]

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China Just Reversed a Ban on Using Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns

Conservationists are expressing extreme concern and disappointment over a controversial announcement from China’s government that it will be reversing a ban on the use of tiger bones and rhino horns in research and traditional medicine. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), China has had a ban on the use of tiger bones and rhino […]

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A tribe in India just sent us this letter about tigers

Deep in the Indian jungle, elders in an indigenous tribe called the Chenchu gather to write a letter to the outside world. The Chenchu are going through this trouble to talk to you because they are afraid. Lately, the government has been trying to get them to leave the jungle. They live on what has […]

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Rescued Circus Lions Take Their First Steps on Grass

It’s hard to imagine having to spend your entire life in a cage, only to be let out to be used as a performer in a circus. Sadly that was the case for five lions who never experienced anything else …until now. These lucky five lions, including Sasha, Kimba, Nena, Tarzan and Tanya, were recently […]

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Victory! UK to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

In another major victory for animals used in entertainment, England has pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Such a ban was first promised by the government back in 2006, but no action was taken. Since then, numerous examples of animal abuse and suffering have come to light, but despite growing public […]

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After tragic shooting of escaped tiger, should France ban circus animals?

Within just a few days last month, both Italy and Ireland banned the use of performing animals in circuses on a national level, joining 11 other members of the European Union that have already done so. France, unfortunately, is not one of those countries. A couple of weeks later, an 18-month-old tiger named Mevy escaped […]

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POLL: Should the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses be banned?

A dangerous situation that turned deadly for a lost tiger found wandering this week highlights an urgent need to protect both the public and big cats in the U.S. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the tiger was first spotted on a highway in Atlanta, Ga., before making her way into a neighborhood, where she jumped […]

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Scientists map human-wildlife conflict in India

Designating protected areas in a country with 1.27 billion people comes with its own consequences: around each protected area in India lies a zone where wildlife strays out, and people stray in. Inevitably, there is contact, and more often than not, conflict. Human wildlife conflict has been under the lens for a long time. How […]

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