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Alaska Zoo's only elephant to be released to sanctuary

Published 09/18/07

Maggie, the sole elephant resident of the Alaska Zoo, is at last headed for the PAWS sanctuary in California. Animal rights groups, including API, had been actively campaigning for a better life for Maggie who, besides being alone since her companion died in 1997, has suffered ill health: twice this last May fire crews had to lift her to her feet.

Maggie's bound for California elephant refuge
James Halpin
Anchorage Daily News

Program to Trap, Kill Animals Starts Again

Published 09/17/07

After a five-year hiatus, a San Benito County Wildlife Services program to trap and kill coyotes, feral pigs, and other animals that encroach on local farms and urban lands is active again. API organized a campaign that convinced the County Board of Supervisors to cancel the program in 2002, but in June 2007 the supervisors voted to bring it back.

Program to Trap, Kill Animals Starts Again
Anthony Ha
Hollister Free Lance

Minneapolis may become ringleader in circus animal protection

Published 09/14/07

The Minneapolis City Council takes up an issue not usually on its agenda — the safety of circus animals. API is mentioned in this piece describing the differences between the two sides in this fight to protect animals from abuse inherent in the circus.

Minneapolis may become ringleader in circus animal protection
Brandt Williams
Minnesota Public Radio

Some Ohio factory farms avoid government oversight

Published 09/12/07

While the number of factory farms continues to expand in Ohio, large farms are increasingly being developed just below the size that triggers oversight by the Agriculture Department.

Megafarms multiplying
Monique Curet
The Columbus Dispatch

Get Interactive for Animals

Published 09/11/07

MySpace users can help us spread the word about important animal issues by adding ban bullhooks, cow hugger, and National Bird Day to their Friends list.

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Minneapolis can and should prohibit animal circuses

Published 09/11/07

"An amendment calling for stronger oversight is not enough, and the arguments for it are insufficient," say two members of the Minneapolis City Council, rebutting a previous argument against a proposed city ordinance to ban wild animals in circuses.

The city can and should prohibit animal circuses
Ralph Remington and Cam Gordon
Star Tribune

Stricter Control on Exotic “Pets” Needed at the Local Level

Published 09/10/07

A recent editorial in The Oakland Press of Pontiac, Mi, stresses that wild animals of any kind can be dangerous and should be left in their natural environment. Michigan has a partial ban on possessing exotic animals, but that ban does not include reptiles. Needed are stricter ordinances at the community level.

Exotic Pet Ownership Needs to Be Regulated
Editorial
The Oakland Press

My Dog Is Cool AND in the newspapers

Published 08/30/07

API continues to garner media attention as the resource for information on how hot parked cars get in the summertime, and the sometimes fatal damage that heat can do to dogs left inside while the owner steps away “just for a minute.”

You can learn more about how to avoid “hot car” situations and what you can do to keep your best friend cool at www.MyDogIsCool.com.

Dogs at risk if left in cars
Scott McKimmy
Toledo Free Press

Madison [NH] man charged in heat-induced death of dog
Faith Swymer
Union Leader

 

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