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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 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.
Second Tiger Drama For Australia Zoo
A TIGER handler was reportedly knocked to the ground at Australia Zoo in a show on Friday afternoon in what has been described as the second scare for the Sunshine Coast tourist attraction in a month. Seven News reported on the drama but the Zoo was yet to issue any formal statement. A witness told Seven that "every adult stood and child gasped" after the male tiger apparently "pounced" on the handler. Zoo keepers reportedly had to help the handler out of the e...
About Canned Hunting
Canned hunting is very easy for a ‘hunter’: let loose in a small area to shoot an animal he knows that he always will hit his target with an 100% certainty. Traditional hunters are mostly against this form of hunting because they believe hunting is a sport. The animal must always have the chance to escape and the hunter must be agile to find and kill the animal. With canned hunting that is not the case. You know beforehand the location of the animal and the animal cannot escap...
The Con In Conservation
Right now in South Africa there are thousands of captive lions waiting to be shot by trophy hunters/thrill killers. This is South Africa's dirty little secret. More footage can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDDm_XKL2Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hav-1GuVcWQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G3HX4Qq_84