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The Bird Man of Mule Creek State Prison

It's never too late to have a change of heart

Published 07/17/09
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Six feet tall
220 pounds
Shaved head
Tattoo-covered arms

Not the image that first comes to mind when you hear “tiny bird defender” is it?

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The Dutch give me goosebumps

Published 07/13/09
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Goose bumps are defined as bumps on the skin that "involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear or awe."

In my case it is awe.

I am in awe of the Dutch government.

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Ever Seen a Two-Legged Dog?

Published 07/10/09
By Barbara Schmitz, Senior Program Associate

Andre’s story just gets more and more amazing. I’m dabbing the tears from my eyes as I write this blog.

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Primates in TV and Film

Published 07/08/09
By Diana Oliver, Development Associate

It makes me so sad to see primates being used for entertainment in TV and Film.

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More tragedy out of Michael Jackson’s death

Published 07/03/09
By Jessica Stout, Office Generalist

Amidst the sadness surrounding the death of Michael Jackson comes a grave reminder of what can become of the exotic animals that are held in captivity by even those with deep pockets and opulent holding facilities.

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Invasion of the Bunny Sellers

Published 07/01/09
By Barbara Schmitz, Senior Program Associate

I drove past a city park last week and saw a truck parked on the street. In the back of the truck sat an 8-year-old girl holding a sign announcing, “Puppies for Sale.” Ugh! I’m very troubled about this burgeoning trend here in California.

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Time for Wildlife “Services” to Go Extinct

Published 06/26/09
By Barbara Schmitz, Senior Program Associate

The government has a dirty little secret.

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Urban Decay ... how I love thee

Published 06/24/09
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Let me count the ways....

First, you are a cruelty free cosmetics company that meets the highest standards for not testing products or ingredients on animals.

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