Tigers are among zoo visitors’ favorite animals. They’re also one reason many people hate zoos. Saddened by the picture of misery presented by the tiger who repetitively paces back and forth, back and forth, some people never go back. “Tigers simply don’t belong in the zoo,” says Adam Roberts, senior vice president of the animal advocacy organization Born Free USA. “Tigers don’t belong on concrete, tigers don’t belong behind bars, and frankly, tigers don’t belong near people.”
Tigers don’t belong in zoos
Born Free USA's executive vice president, Adam Roberts, is interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" following the December 2007 Siberian tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo. He is pitted against Janna Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus (OH) Zoo. Click here or on the image to watch the segment.
The Christmas Day tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo that killed a 17-year-old boy and severely injured two men has ignited a national debate about whether wild animals should be held in captivity.
Should Animals Be Held in Captivity?
Good Morning America
News of the fatal mauling by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo has made headlines around the world, igniting a much-needed debate about the future of wild animals in captivity.
API members and supporters were among the 150,000 concerned constituents who told the FDA there was an essential need for a more complete assessment of the public health, animal welfare, and economic impacts of cloning animals for food before the agency makes its final decision. Here’s the latest news.
Consumers May Receive Unwelcome Gift This Holiday Season
American Anti-Vivisection Society press release
A judge orders the return of a confiscated Capuchin monkey kept as a “pet.” Nowhere in this news story is it mentioned that keeping such animals as “pets” is misguided and shows ignorance of the true behavior of monkeys.
No More Monkeying Around
Alaska's favorite expatriate, Maggie the elephant, has her own 10-minute workout video.
Maggie joins California culture with sunshine workouts
Anchorage Daily News
“Do you think that most kids would want to go to the circus if they knew that the elephants were shocked, prodded and punctured with bullhooks in order to make them perform?” writes a woman who protested at a Ringling Bros. circus performance on behalf of API. “I think that if most kids had any idea of what goes on behind the scenes at Ringling Brothers, they would end up in tears, which, in my opinion, is the natural human response to learning about circus’ animal barbarism.”
Free the circus animals
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