America is a haven for people who exploit animals to make a living. Road side zoos are just one such way big cats are kept in awful conditions as attractions for the public. Only this year the TV show Tiger King was very popular but now the star and owner has been charged with a raft of crimes including wildlife trafficking and cruelty to his animals. Along with members of his own family owners of other facilities have also been charged and I am overjoyed to hear it. These people don't care about animals and should never be allowed to own them let alone big cats. They are only about glorifying themselves at great misery and suffering to the beautiful animals that deserve so much better. Thumbs up to the authorities that brought this miserable excuse of a human being down.
For the first time in 3000 years Tasmanian Devils are living on mainland Australia. The conservation group Aussie Ark have reintroduced 26 of the animals into a safe environment near Sydney and apparently they are thriving. After being wiped out on the mainland it's thought from marauding packs of dingoes they are now only found in Tasmania where populations of them have been decimated by the awful mouth cancer which leads to a miserable death. Hope though as they seem to be able to fight back from the brink. It's thrilling to think Australia might again see healthy populations of this feisty little predator.