Which animal at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo was voted the favorite in Big Island Now’s poll? : Big Island Now

July 23, 2023, 2:30 AM HST And the public has spoken. In Big Island Now’s latest poll, the favorite animals at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo are the Bengal tigers, Sriracha and Tzatziki. Despite some rain, the duo celebrated their eighth birthdays with hundreds of zoo patrons on Saturday during “Tiger Fun Day.” Sriracha and […]

Good news: Big Cat Public Safety Act rules are now a reality

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For over a decade, we have been fighting hard to prevent the suffering and abuse of captive big cats, confronting a dangerous industry and the individuals who take advantage of these animals. And we celebrated in December of last year when President Biden signed the Big Cat Public Safety […]

Annual Run With the Big Dogs Raises Money for Pocatello Animal Services | Local News

Saturday was a chilly and furry morning for a fun run. The 26th annual Run with the Big Dogs event took place in Lower Ross Park with big dogs, and small dogs, and in between dogs. The course featured a 2K and a 5K route. Those who registered received a t-shirt and a ‘doggy bag’ […]

Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last night at our Humane Awards event on Capitol Hill, we celebrated the work of lawmakers whose dedication to our cause made 2022 a banner congressional year for animals. In particular, we recognized the passage into law of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, and the lawmakers who led […]

Tatton Park Farm Animal Adoption Weekend proves a big hit

Tatton Park Farm’s Animal Adoption Day saw staff and volunteers out in force, giving visitors a rare opportunity to get up close to some of their stunning specimens. This time round, the animals available for adoption were Sensation, an 18.3 hand Shire horse; Emily, a rare golden Guernsey goat; and Martha, a spectacular middle white pig. Farm volunteer, Dave Thomas, […]

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves. We have been […]

Big or small, this Cariboo Chilcotin animal rescuer tries to save them all

In the eyes of many animals, Sue Burton might be a saint. Burton is a volunteer wildlife rescuer based in Williams Lake who at any moment, is ready to help when an animal is in need. “Now I’ve come to the point where I don’t have anything alcoholic to drink anymore,” she explained of her […]

Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The exploitation and abuse of big cats as props for paid public interactions at roadside attractions will soon be a thing of the past. As we recently shared, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, something we’ve been working on for over a decade, passed the U.S. Senate and will […]

Senator Cory Booker Takes on Big Meat, Animal Equality Endorses

For far too long, the multibillion-dollar meat industry has been left unaccountable for the harm it causes animals and other stakeholders. US Senator Cory Booker is looking to change that with the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act. In the United States, federal protections for farmed animals are extremely limited. US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) hopes to […]

Major win! U.S. Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263/ S. 1210), a bill we have championed for years because it prohibits keeping big cats as pets and also bans contact […]

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