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District of Conservation

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District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to… read more

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EP 76: 'Tiger King' Spurs Wildlife Conservation Debate & Firearms Industry Businesses Essential for COVID-19 Response

In Episode 76 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses her thoughts on the 'Tiger King' documentary from a wildlife conservationist standpoint and why it's good news the Department of Homeland Security listed firearms manufacturers and ammunition companies as "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce" businesses. 

SHOW NOTES: 

Tiger King 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTdxsoa428

Joe Exotic's lawsuit: https://www.facebook.com/100004764370656/posts/1502010496634415/?d=n

https://nypost.com/2020/03/26/tiger-king-star-joe-exotic-files-94m-lawsuit-wants-presidential-pardon/

Lacey Act: https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Lacey%20Act%20Amendments%20Of%201981.pdf

ESA: https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-endangered-species-act

States you can own tigers in: https://www.online-paralegal-programs.com/can-you-believe-its-legal-pet-tigers/ 

Accredited non-AZA wildlife preserves and centers: https://integrativebiology.natsci.msu.edu/undergraduate-program/hands-on-opportunities/internships/list-of-non-aza-accredited-facilities/

Big Cat Public Safety Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2561

Tiger Permit: https://twitter.com/CrimeADay/status/1243675561823801344

Firearms Businesses Are Essential During Coronavirus Pandemic

Article: https://theresurgent.com/2020/03/29/dhs-firearmsessential-critical-infrastructure-workforce-covid-19/

DHS CISA Advisory Memorandum: https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf

NSSF Praises DHS Move: https://www.nssf.org/nssf-thanks-trump-administration-for-industrys-critical-infrastructure-designation/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=NSSF&utm_content=NSSF%20Thanks%20Trump%20Administration%20for%20Industry%27s%20Critical%20Infrastructure%20Designation

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