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Man killed by his pet tiger 66 year old Norman Buwalda from Ontario was mauled to death by his 300 kg pet tiger. He was the chairman of the Canadian Exotic Animal Owner's Association, and actively fought for the right to keep dangerous big cats as pets. In June 2004 a 10 year old boy was seriously injured at Buwalda's home when a pet Siberian tiger mauled the child during a photo opportunity. Concerned neighbours campaigned for a new bylaw which prohibited people from keeping exotic pe...

Hooray!

The Kenyan parliament has recently passed a new bill that states that anyone found killing or facilitating the killing of any one of the big five will be convicted of a capital offence. Essentially, this Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill calls for a life sentence as punishment for poachers.

Couple Used Tiger Charity

A woman claims money for a charity set up by her and her estranged husband to save Chinese tigers was used to fund their extravagant lifestyle, as she takes her claim for her share of their wealth to the High Court.

White Lion Breeding

White Lions, like White Tigers are becoming increasingly popular in Zoos. There is even talk of 'returning' them to the wild. This borders on the ridiculous because like the White Tiger they are purposely created by man. White Tiger Breeding Is Not Conservation and neither is breeding of the White Lion. As a 'man made', bred to order animal they are not a conservation issue. There is no official studbook for White Lions and talks of re-introduction are as dangerous as they are pointless. T...

Fatal Tiger Attack

A tiger looks out from a cage at the Shanghai Zoo on Dec 17, 2013, as a man passes by. (China Daily/Sun Zhan)

A South China tiger's fatal attack on a keeper at the Shanghai Zoo on Tuesday morning exposes shortcomings in the zoo's management, experts said. Human error always lies behind such tragedies, an expert said, as authorities investigate how the veteran keeper Zhou Jianhua came to be mauled to death by the 9-year-old cat at the zoo's breeding site, a section closed to the public.