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Safeguarding Companion Animals from Summer Heat and Pests

Published 09/02/02

What are the dangers of taking a dog along while shopping?

Because many states allow only seeing eye or assistance dogs to be brought into stores or malls, some people take their dogs along but leave them in the car. This can be deadly.

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Proposition 4: Traversing the Courts

Published 06/15/02
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 2, Summer 2002

In 1998, California voters overwhelmingly passed (by 57.5%) Proposition 4, the state ballot initiative introduced by API and six other animal advocacy organizations in a coalition called ProPAW (Protect Pets and Wildlife).

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The Case Against Sport Hunting

Published 06/15/02
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 2, Summer 2002

API Wildlife Campaign Director, Camilla Fox, was invited by North American Hunter magazine to submit a piece on the animal rights perspective of sport hunting. This is what the editors received.

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Keeping Your Summer Animal-Friendly

Published 06/15/02
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 2, Summer 2002

Sometimes in the excitement of vacations and summer fun it’s easy to overlook the needs of animals, whether they be our companions or those we encounter in our summer travels and recreations. The tips below will help you ensure that your activities this summer will remain friendly to animals.

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State Fairs

Published 06/15/02
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 2, Summer 2002

State and local fairs are as much a symbol of America as apple pie and Fourth of July. Traditionally fairs brought communities together to celebrate the bounty of summer and show off the skills of local people through contests and talent shows.

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Fish Don’t Cry: The Catch and Release Fishery Controversy

Published 03/15/02
By Barry Kent MacKay
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 1, Spring 2002

You are walking down the street. Suddenly two thugs grab you and pull you into an alley. One points a gun at you while the other punches you in the solar plexus. You go down, helpless, momentarily breathless and very frightened. You feel your wallet or purse being taken, and see it rifled through for money and credit cards. You look up and through a blur of tears find yourself staring into a revolver’s muzzle. You see the finger on the trigger squeeze.

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Keeping Fish & Game Honest

Published 03/15/02
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 1, Spring 2002

In October 2001, the Animal Protection Institute and the Fund for Animals sued the California Department of Fish and Game (CF&G) for its failure to enforce and comply with state laws governing captive wild animals.

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Why Rodeo?

Published 03/15/02
By Eric Mills
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 1, Spring 2002

An international spotlight focused on rodeo as controversy raged over the “Olympic Command Performance Rodeo” at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Thousands of letters and calls of opposition were received, but the event proceeded as planned. The rodeo cowboys (40 each from the U.S. and Canada) competed for $140,000 in prize monies, unlike the true Olympic athletes, who are forbidden financial gain.

In no other Olympic event are half the participants forced to perform via flank straps, electric prods, raking spurs, twisted tails, pain and fear. Every major animal welfare/rights organization condemns rodeos due to their inherent cruelty, and the terrible message that such a violent activity sends to impressionable young children. It’s high time we acknowledged that human abuse begins with animal abuse.

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