20 Oct '11, 6am

The incident in Ohio is a tragic reminder of lax regulations over the private sale and ownership of exotic animals...

Captive tigers in the United States and their impact on tigers in the wild Did you know that there are more tigers in American backyards than there are in the wild around the world? The United States has one of the largest populations of captive tigers in the world − estimated at perhaps 5,000 tigers , compared to as few as 3,200 in the wild. They are found in backyards, urban apartments, sideshows, truck stops and private breeding facilities. In many jurisdictions, people can legally keep a tiger on their property without reporting it to local officials or neighbors. In some states, it is easier to buy a tiger than to adopt a dog from a local animal shelter. Rarely can officials determine how many tigers there are in captivity within state borders − or where they are, who owns them, or what happens to their body parts (highly prized on the black market) when they die. It’...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/tigers/captiv...

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worldwildlife.org 21 Oct '11, 3pm

WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2011 – The tragic situation in Ohio has prompted World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to call for a ban o...

Police shoot escaped zoo animals in Ohio: CHICAGO: Police in the US state of Ohio shot dead dozens of lions, tig...

Police shoot escaped zoo animals in Ohio: CHICA...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Oct '11, 2am

CHICAGO: Police in the US state of Ohio shot dead dozens of lions, tigers, bears and wolves in a frantic hunt Wednesday af...

It is shockingly easy to own exotic animals in ...

grist.org 21 Oct '11, 6pm

The depressing news from Ohio -- where the owner of a large and mismanaged personal exotic animal park let the animals loo...

Exotic animals including bears, wolves and lion...

straitstimes.com 19 Oct '11, 5am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Dozens of animals escaped on Tuesday from an exotic farm that houses bears, big cats and other bea...

And now we're down 18 endangered Bengal tigers ...

grist.org 20 Oct '11, 1pm

We noted yesterday that 48 exotic animals had escaped from an Ohio farm, and that authorities were handling the problem by...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Wild Animals Escape i...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Oct '11, 2pm

Associated Press A lion that was shot by the police after it was allowed to escape in Zanesville, Ohio. Lions, tigers, bea...

On Our Radar: Wild Animals Escape in Ohio: The ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Oct '11, 1pm

Associated Press A lion that was shot by the police after it was allowed to escape in Zanesville, Ohio. Lions, tigers, bea...

In one day Ohio police killed the equivalent of 1/4 of the entire wild tiger population in China. via @MatMcDermott

In one day Ohio police killed the equivalent of...

treehugger.com 20 Oct '11, 1am

According to a report from the Associated Press , the owner of Muskingum County Animal Farm, Terry Thompson, was discovere...

Ohio police armed with handguns and assault rifles hunt and gun down dozens of escaped lions, tigers and bears

Ohio police armed with handguns and assault rif...

straitstimes.com 20 Oct '11, 2am

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (centre) speaks to individuals from The Wilds, a wildlife conservation centre in Cumber...

Why wild animals should never be held captive! 50 Animals Are Dead After Tragedy in Ohio

Why wild animals should never be held captive! ...

ecorazzi.com 20 Oct '11, 1pm

Chaos led to tragedy yesterday after the owner of an animal farm opened up the cages and released exotic creatures like ti...

Celebs, #PETA react to Ohio animal massacre: via @ecorazzi

Celebs, #PETA react to Ohio animal massacre: vi...

ecorazzi.com 20 Oct '11, 4pm

By now, you’ve heard about Terry Thompson, the man in Ohio who released the more than 50 exotic animals (including lions, ...

Rechecked numbers on China's wild tiger population. Actually, Ohio police killed equivalent of 36% of them.

Rechecked numbers on China's wild tiger populat...

treehugger.com 20 Oct '11, 3pm

Wild tigers in China are on the Brink of Extinction Xie Yan, the China Country Program Director for the Wildlife Conservat...

Locals form over 80% of private home buyers, foreign ownership up

Locals form over 80% of private home buyers, fo...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Oct '11, 9am

SINGAPORE: The number of foreigners owning private property in Singapore has grown to 16 per cent in the first half of thi...

Saving Billfish, the Lions and Tigers of the Sea

Saving Billfish, the Lions and Tigers of the Sea

care2.com 19 Oct '11, 9pm

NOTE: This is a guest post from Ken Hinman, President of the National Coalition for Marine Conservation . Like many Americ...

Many rare and very endangered Siberian Tigers are dying because of a deadly viral disease via @Michael_GR

Many rare and very endangered Siberian Tigers a...

treehugger.com 14 Oct '11, 7pm

Canine distemper is a deadly viral disease which causes symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, labored breathing, dehydration a...