Big Cats

Facilities (Farms And Individuals) Keeping And Breeding Asian Big Cats In Captivity In South Africa: Under Decision 17.229

Our research has shown that the industry is growing as there are more facilities and more tigers. Our research clearly shows that inbreeding is rampant and given the lack of regulation or control by South African authorities and the intersecting demand for tigers in Southeast Asia, tigers are facing obvious exploitation for cruel market-driven consumptive purposes.

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Sign-on Letter issued to Thai authorities re. Tiger Temple

Fewer than 4,000 wild tigers survive worldwide, and poaching for trade continues to threaten their existence. To combat this threat, the demand for tigers, including from captive sources, must be eliminated. As an essential aspect of such efforts, those responsible for illegal tiger trade must face serious consequences.

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Letter regarding the prosecution of Nguyen Mau Chien

On behalf of the undersigned organisations, we are writing to congratulate you on your government’s commitment to tackle wildlife trafficking. This has been demonstrated by the landmark investigation and enforcement effort that has led to the upcoming first-instance trial of Nguyen Mau Chien and his associates Nguyen Van Tung, Nguyen Mau Thuan and Le Thi Hong. Nguyen Mau Chien is a key player in a network suspected of engaging in illegal trade in tigers and other wildlife on a global scale.

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The African Lion Conservation Community’s Response to the South African Predator Association’s Letter

We wish to express that SAPA’s letter is fraught with inaccuracies, false statements, and a flawed viewpoint that is shaped for the economic benefit of captive lion breeders. We recommend that USFWS maintains their current position which is to ban the importation of captive-origin lion trophies. Nothing has changed in the South African context since the previous USFWS finding that can justify a change of position.

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Comment to the USFWS on the petition to reclassify the Leopard as an Endangered Species throughout its range

The EMS Foundation wholly supports the Petition filed on July 25, 2016 by The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Center for Biological Diversity, the International Fund For Animal Welfare, and the Fund For Animals to list all Panthera Pardus as Endangered and to immediately restrict leopard trophy imports.

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