At API, we’re always looking for nifty ways our supporters can express their affinity with API's goal of fighting abuse and exploitation of animals. We are pleased to announce our latest endeavor, the “Grand Opening” of our Café Press store. Here animal lovers can find one-of-a-kind clothing items and accessories that not only look stylish but support API through a donated percentage of all sales.
Finding a home for mink proving difficult
Residents express concerns even though proposed new site is within an agricultural zone
It’s now up to Environment minister Clyde Jackman whether or not to give the green light for a mink farm in the Lethbridge [Newfoundland] area.
Nicole Paquette, API’s Director of Legal and Government Affairs, and Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, discuss the issue of forcing exotic animals to perform for entertainment and nationwide legislation to protect animals such as elephants from the abuse inherent to the circus.
KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, “Insight”
WCBS, CBS News, Chicago
Sacramento County was the last in California to allow the practice of “pound seizure” — allowing the sale of animals from the county shelter to research facilities. Last night, the Board of Supervisors voted to end the practice after more than twenty years of protest from animal groups, including the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights and API.
Scott Jenkins and Kathy Chaffin
The class-action suit brought by mink ranchers against five New York brokerages gained momentum last week when one of the defendants agreed to cooperate, stoking a fire that has been smoldering since the Justice Dept. launched its bid-rigging probe two years ago, which has already resulted in one indictment. The latest development in the ranchers’ civil case also touched off speculation that the broker’s cooperation — including the furnishing of information regarding dealings between him and other defendants — would add the necessary fuel to enable the Justice Dept. to proceed with its federal criminal case on an even wider basis, possibly with international ramifications.