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For Immediate Release: 01/03/07

Mayor proclaims January 5th “National Bird Day”

New York, NY — New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging New Yorkers and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.

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For Immediate Release: 01/03/07

Mayor proclaims January 5th “National Bird Day”

St. Louis, MO — St. Louis mayor Francis Slay has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging St. Louis residents and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.

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For Immediate Release: 01/03/07

Mayor proclaims January 5th “National Bird Day”

Madison, WI — Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging Madison residents and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.

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For Immediate Release: 01/03/07

Mayor proclaims January 5th “National Bird Day”

Port St. Lucie, FL — Port St. Lucie mayor Patricia Christensen has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging Port St. Lucie residents and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.

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For Immediate Release: 01/02/07

Federal lawsuit exposes Ringling elephant abuse

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.

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For Immediate Release: 12/29/06

Group demands USDA closure of notorious tiger facility

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.

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For Immediate Release: 12/18/06

Animal Protection Organizations Call for Exotic Pet Ban in Ohio

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.

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For Immediate Release: 12/14/06

National group repeats call for legislation; offers to provide sanctuary for escaped snow monkey

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.

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