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For Immediate Release: 06/22/06

Texas tiger mauling illustrates inadequacies of laws allowing people to keep dangerous wild animals as “pets”

Group calls for USDA investigation; both public safety and animal welfare at risk

Dallas, TX — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, is calling for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigation into the mauling of a man by a tiger at a Kaufman County business. Don Roberts, a worker at Zoo Dynamics, a business that provides exotic animals for public exhibition, was severely mauled by a Bengal tiger who had scaled a reported 12- to 18-foot fence to attack.

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For Immediate Release: 06/21/06

Imperiled New England cottontail rabbit finally to get its day in court

Lawsuit filed against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list rabbit as an endangered species

Washington, DC — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, along with David Wade, founder of the Endangered Small Animal Conservation Foundation, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list the New England Cottontail Rabbit on the federal endangered species list.

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For Immediate Release: 06/19/06

Public at risk until legislation put in place to ban ownership of dangerous wild animals

Bear mauling heightens statewide community concern in wake of investigation warning of risks to public safety

Columbus, OH — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national animal advocacy organization, is calling upon legislators to ban the ownership of dangerous wild and exotic animals in Ohio. The mauling of Rachel Supplee by an escaped bear and API’s recent Ohio investigation prove these animals pose widespread threats to public safety.

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For Immediate Release: 06/13/06

Legislator says L.A. Zoo elephant’s death proves necessity of state legislation

Los Angeles, CA — The recent death of Gita, an endangered Asian elephant, at the L.A. Zoo has again focused the national spotlight on California and the ethical dilemma of keeping captive elephants. California seized the spotlight earlier this year when the Sacramento-based Animal Protection Institute (API) took the debate a step further by introducing legislation to protect captive elephants.

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For Immediate Release: 06/08/06

Don’t “monkey” around with Father’s Day shopping — adopt one instead!

Sacramento, CA — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a Sacramento-based national nonprofit animal welfare group, takes the monkeying around out of Father’s Day shopping by offering the unique gift of a primate “adoption.”

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For Immediate Release: 06/07/06

National group launches summer initiative to stop dogs from dying in hot cars

Sacramento, CA — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national nonprofit animal welfare group, today launched its summer initiative “My Dog is Cool” to save dogs from dying in hot cars during warm-weather months.

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For Immediate Release: 06/05/06

South Bay dog’s death underscores dangers of leaving animals in hot cars

National initiative gives residents tools to avoid further tragedies

Sacramento, CA — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national non-profit animal welfare group, today asked Bay area residents to join its summer initiative, “My Dog is Cool”, and help save dogs from dying in hot cars. Educational information, lifesaving tips, and specifics on what people can do to help animals in hot cars can be found on the web site www.MyDogIsCool.com.

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For Immediate Release: 06/05/06

Local dog’s death underscores dangers of leaving animals in hot cars

National initiative gives residents tools to avoid further tragedies

Jacksonville, FL — The Animal Protection Institute (API), a national non-profit animal welfare group, today asked Jacksonville area residents to join its summer initiative, “My Dog is Cool”, and help save dogs from dying in hot cars. Educational information, lifesaving tips, and specifics on what people can do to help animals in hot cars can be found on the web site www.MyDogIsCool.com.

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