Sacramento, CA — Animal protection groups filed a lawsuit today against Sacramento County for failing to enforce an agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and Sutter Hospital safeguarding companion animals sold from its shelter for medical and educational uses. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR), the Animal Protection Institute (API), and In Defense of Animals (IDA).
Sacramento, CA — The Animal Protection Institute (API), one of the leading animal advocacy organizations in the United States, is proud to announce that Dr. Ned C. Buyukmihci, VMD, a leading proponent of animal rights and an experienced animal sanctuary director, will become the new director of the API Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, TX.
Hollister, CA — The San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to withdraw its support of a controversial federal predator control program that kills thousands of wild animals in the county each year to benefit private livestock ranchers. The Supervisor’s decision, which passed 4 to 1, is being hailed by wildlife and conservation organizations as progressive and fiscally responsible.
What: For the first time in the United States, nine male former research baboons will be released into a five acre free-ranging enclosure at the Animal Protection Institute’s (API) Texas Snow Monkey Sanctuary. Joining them will be Nikki, a rescued “pet” and the only female of the group.