Tigers and other animals used in the cub petting trade, once too big, are discarded, with some ending up warehoused at poorly run roadside zoos and pseudo-sanctuaries, or in the hands of unqualified people with private menageries.
Apparently there are even Coyotes on that island again - $24 was far too stingy a real estate offer, and at least ONE indigenous (or perhaps immigrant, as this was once Wolf country) relative is protesting the devastation and greed overwhelming us.
A fledgling effort in New Mexico's 'Yellowstone of the South.' Ranching interests, though, seem to resist, because as usual they imagine their endeavours at risk. They forget that their forebears killed off the massive "Serengeti" of millions of animals
Rare subspecies barely hangs on in the Southwest. The Euroimmigrant ranchers often actively (illegally & through heavy lobbying) attempt to prevent the Mexican Wolf's return to its homeland. Another post today will look at a way of protecting public land
Trapping is inherently cruel, and it is up to care2 members to use our vast numbers to end this abomination. Although several states promote this destructive and offensive killing, let's begin by eliminating it from California!
Rhino poaching has hit an all-time high, with two to three killed by poachers every day, largely to feed demand for horns in China and Vietnam. This is a critically endangered species and we're at the point where every individual matters."
"The shooting of wild game purely for sport and trophies is no longer compatible with our commitment to preserve local fauna as a national treasure, which should be treated as such," Botswana's President, Ian Khama.