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How high can tigers jump?

Published 01/10/08

Among the questions experts are now asking: How high can tigers jump? And have zoos and sanctuaries dangerously underestimated tigers? That is to say: Are the walls high enough? One can see in the accompanying slide show just how barren the tiger enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo is.

Experts Debate Tiger Safety After Fatal SF Mauling
cbs5.com (KPIX-TV, San Francisco)

The intensely boring life of tigers in zoos

Published 01/08/08

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
Susan McCarthy
Salon.com


Adam Roberts Appears on 'Good Morning America'

Published 12/28/07

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.

Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts argues against zoos

Published 12/27/07

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

Statement on Tiger Mauling at San Francisco Zoo

Published 12/27/07

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.

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FDA Urged to Respect Will of Congress and Maintain Moratorium on Cloning

Published 12/20/07

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

Monkey returned to human “Mommy” after 7 months in the zoo

Published 12/11/07

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
Ernesto Londoño
Washington Post

Maggie's Walk on the Wild Side

Published 11/27/07

Alaska's favorite expatriate, Maggie the elephant, has her own 10-minute workout video.

Maggie joins California culture with sunshine workouts
Beth Bragg
Anchorage Daily News

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