It’s a battle of trapper tradition vs. animal protection
The fur trade was a major reason why Europeans settled in the land that became Wisconsin. Its economic impact was important for nearly two centuries after French explorer Jean Nicolet arrived on the shores of Green Bay in 1634.
Animal-rights groups, including API, have filed suit against Ringling, citing violations of the Endangered Species Act. It is the first time that the federal law, normally used to protect endangered species in the wild, is being used as an argument to protect captive elephants.
Day to Day, NPR/National Public Radio
Philadelphia Daily News
API’s letter of intent to sue Maine government officials for violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing indiscriminate traps in areas where Canada lynx, bald eagles, and gray wolves live is causing a stir.
Bangor Daily News
This report covers the issues facing the state and federal agencies who oversee the ownership of dangerous exotic animals in California. As API’s recent investigation revealed this is a nationwide issue critical to the welfare and safety of such animals and the people who come into contact with them.
This consumer report covers the issues with cruelty-free labels on cosmetics and features Michelle Thew, CEO of API. If you want to know if your cosmetics and personal care products truly are not tested on animals, visit www.compassionateconsumer.org.
KPIX, CBS 5, San Francisco
Retail companies that have recently announced Fur Free policies:
Red Envelope — www.redenvelope.com
U.S. taxpayers have long complained about footing the bill for killing predatory wildlife for the benefit of livestock ranchers. Results from a new study assert it’s not predators impacting falling livestock numbers, it’s market demand.
National Geographic News