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API's MyDogIsCool website lingers on

Published 08/27/09

Although we no longer maintain the site, the Animal Protection Institute is quoted as the link for inside temperatures of cars on warm days at mydogiscool.com.

Smart tips for protecting pets in heat and during storms
USA Today

Opposition to Dolphin Import Noted

Published 08/13/09

Despite a complaint by animal rights groups, MGM Mirage has been given a permit to import two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins for public display and breeding purposes. The new dolphins, a male and a female, will be housed in Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden on the Strip. The permit was granted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service on August 4th. It was opposed by the organizations Born Free USA and The World Society for the Protection of Animals, which cited the previous deaths of two other dolphins at the habitat.

New Dolphins Approved For MGM Mirage
KXNT Newsradio 840

Mirage Casino to get 2 new dolphins

Published 08/12/09

A federal agency has granted MGM Mirage a permit to import two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins for public display in Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden on the Las Vegas Strip. Born Free USA and The World Society for the Protection of Animals filed a complaint against the Mirage's petition to import during a 30-day public comment period.

Feds permit MGM Mirage to import 2 dolphins
Mary Manning
Las Vegas Sun

Protecting U.S. Bears

Published 08/12/09

Adam Roberts, Born Free USA's Senior Vice President, is quoted in this story on the reintroduced Bear Protection Act.

U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
Brian Handwerk
National Geographic News

This story was reprinted:
U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
Brian Handwerk
Wild Singapore

Weighing in on the Federal Bear Poaching Bill

Published 08/11/09

... In a National Geographic article, Adam Roberts, vice president of the animal-advocacy nonprofit Born Free USA, notes that 34 states ban trade in bear gallbladders and bile - but there are five states that do not. ...

Proposed Bill Hopes to Protect North American Black Bears from Poaching for Asian Markets - Before It’s Too Late
Rhishja Larson
EcoWorldly

Speaking out against animal abuse in circuses

Published 08/10/09

... The verdict in a groundbreaking civil trial against Ringling Bros. is due any day. Evidence obtained by the plaintiffs, Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, shows that Ringling elephants are kept virtually immobilized in chains for most of their lives. ...

Poole: Show circus animals compassion
Lyndon Poole
Austin American-Statesman

"I just wanted to see elephants"

Published 08/03/09

... Even if it takes years of saving $20 per paycheck, it is possible to create a ‘dream travel’ fund to get you where you want to go. I recently saved up enough to take my dream trip to see the incredible wildlife of Kenya. Being that I work for Born Free USA, it was also exciting to think of seeing the land and animals that inspired the movie Born Free! But really, I just wanted to see elephants.

Taking the trip of a lifetime
Zibby Wilder
Memohotel Blog

API cited as a reliable source for information

Published 07/30/09

... According to the Animal Protection Institute, a 2007 study by San Francisco State University found that temperatures inside a car with the windows cracked can rise almost 20 degrees in 10 minutes, 35 degrees in 30 minutes and as much as 50 degrees in one hour. "Hundreds of beloved canine companions are unintentionally killed or injured each year by being left in hot cars, even with windows cracked and only for a short time," the institute's Web site states. ...

Dogs in Ashland found trapped in hot cars
Hannah Guzik
Ashland Daily Tidings

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