Tampa, FL — As Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus unveils a new show in Tampa, the Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy group, asks the public to consider the abuse endured by circus elephants before buying a ticket to the show.
Evidence and complaints continue to mount against Siberian Tiger Conservation Association
Knox County, OH — In a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, today demanded immediate and aggressive enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act against the Siberian Tiger Conservation Association (STCA). The facility, which advertises “train with tigers” programs, is operating in violation of federal law by allowing people direct contact with dangerous animals despite its license being revoked more than five years ago.
Tragic death of a Hamilton County man by his pet python demonstrates the risk to public safety
Columbus, OH — The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Animal Protection Institute (API) expressed concern and renewed their calls for Ohio to prohibit the private ownership of dangerous wild animals after a Hamilton County man was killed by his pet python on Saturday.
Wayne County, NC — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, is again calling upon legislators to ban the ownership of dangerous wild and exotic animals in North Carolina. This most recent request follows reports of an escaped monkey, a female Japanese macaque or “snow monkey,” on the grounds of a home for persons with disabilities in Goldsboro. The owner of the monkey claims the monkey is upset and grieving after the death of her partner.
Bear attack renews call for immediate legislative action banning private ownership of dangerous exotic animals
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing to be held 12/06/06
Akron, OH — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, is today renewing calls on Ohio legislators to immediately ban the ownership of dangerous wild and exotic animals after a 4-year-old boy’s finger was reportedly severed by a bear at the Tuscarawas Wildlife Ranch. This is the fourth serious incident involving injury by exotic animals in Ohio in the past six months.
Lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dismissed after “warranted but precluded” finding
Washington, DC — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, along with David Wade, founder of the Endangered Small Animal Conservation Foundation, have dismissed a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list the New England cottontail rabbit on the federal endangered species list.
WHO: Nicole Paquette, Director of Legal and Government Affairs of the Animal Protection Institute, a national animal advocacy group and plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Ringling Bros. for violations of the Endangered Species Act; Members of START (St. Louis Animal Rights Team) and their canine companions.
WHAT: A “howl-in” over the use of cruel bullhooks on circus elephants. Activists and dogs will patrol the plaza with posters, pictures of bullhooks, and an actual bullhook. Ringling Bros. circus claims the bullhook is used “like a leash for a dog” but advocates contest that the use of the bullhook to control a dog would be considered animal abuse under Missouri law.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 10:30am.
WHERE: Kiener Plaza, on N. Broadway, in between Market and Chestnut Streets, across from the Old Courthouse.
Monkey attack renews call for immediate legislative action banning the private ownership of dangerous exotic animals
Liberty Township, OH — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, is today renewing calls on Ohio legislators to immediately ban the ownership of dangerous wild and exotic animals after a Liberty Township man was attacked by his pet monkey on Monday.