A study by the National Research Council, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, has determined that toxicity testing on animals is inadequate and recommends changes “that will generate better data on the potential risks humans face from environmental agents, building a stronger scientific foundation ... and reducing the time, money, and animals needed for testing.”
Press release from The National Academies
API is quoted in this article about the death of a young zoo elephant at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Activists have long been pressuring the zoo to send its elephants to sanctuary, citing space (less than one acre for four elephants), care (bullhook use), and climate (well, it’s Seattle).
Kathy Mulady and Debera Carlton Harrell
In-depth investigation by Cincinnati ABC affiliate, WCPO, into the dangers of keeping wild animals as pets. API is sponsoring legislation in Ohio to ban the private ownership of dangerous wild animals.
WHDH, NBC Boston
Cronkite News Service
I am an elephant. Do you think I was born to be chained to a stake, when my spirit cries to cross vast savannas? Do you think I was made to be pushed into cramped circus railway cars, to be hauled around the country like furniture?
Philadelphia Daily News
CBS 5, San Francisco, explores the pet recall issue and what’s really in pet food — including how small pet-supply business are being affected. If you haven’t already read API’s “What’s Really in Pet Food” report, be sure to do it now!
KPIX, CBS San Francisco