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On the heels of API’s controversial California Elephant Protection Act and last weekend’s death of Gita, the high-profile L.A. Zoo elephant, ABC World News Tonight explores the issue of captive elephants in zoos.
ABC World News Tonight
Man Sentenced to 25 Months in Federal Prison For Selling Federally-Protected Wildlife Valued at More Than $200,000
A Pennsylvania man who sold more than $200,000 worth of endangered species’ parts, hides and mounts through his website and retail shop in Port St. Lucie, Florida, was sentenced 25 months in prison today by a federal court in Miami, Fla. Kevin M. McMaster, of Greensboro, Pa., was also ordered to serve three years of supervised probation upon his release from prison and pay a $250 special court assessment.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Every year, the federal government uses million of taxpayer dollars to slaughter tens of thousands of innocent wild animals in the name of livestock protection. But when about one-fifth of one percent of cattle deaths are caused by predation, the numbers simply just don’t add up.
The New Standard
While zoos are making proactive changes and states like California and Nebraska are examining legislative action Seattle, known for its progressive nature, continues to leave the public shut out of the discussion about proper care for captive elephants — especially “problem” elephants.
The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, has recognized www.api4animals.org as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes sites exhibiting remarkable achievement.