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National Geographic: Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending

His name is Hoover, and this big cat is about to enjoy a new life in Florida.   By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED April 21, 2016 Photograph by Animal Defenders International     Alongside crates of asparagus, Hoover the tiger will be airlifted Friday from Peru to Florida, where he’ll settle into a new home in Tampa after…

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Mongabay.com: Dangerous and exploitative: a look at pet wild cats

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.comJuly 13, 2010     Lisa Tekancic, president of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society spoke with Laurel Neme on her “The WildLife” radio show and podcast about captive wildcats and the wildcat pet trade. During her interview, Lisa describes the history of wildcats in captivity—from the Roman spectator games and royal…

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Mongabay.com: Tiger Farming and Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com June 27, 2010     Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) spoke with Laurel Neme on her “The WildLife” radio show and podcast about tiger conservation the international trade in tiger parts, and how the booming industry of tiger farms in China is killing to…

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