New evidence of circus elephant abuse brought to light by federal lawsuit against Ringling
- Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, sponsor of AB 777, the California Elephant Protection Act
- Archele Hundley, former Ringling animal-care provider and whistleblower
- Kim Haddad, California veterinarian and elephant expert
- Nicole G. Paquette, Esq., Director of Legal and Government Affairs, Animal Protection Institute
Washington, DC — Today, wildlife protection groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from gray wolves living in the western Great Lakes region. The groups include The Humane Society of the United States, Help Our Wolves Live, and the Animal Protection Institute.
Pet food recalls spur consumer demand for information and alternatives
Sacramento, CA — In response to overwhelming demand, the Animal Protection Institute (API), a national non-profit animal advocacy organization, has made its newly updated and popular “What’s Really in Pet Food” report available on its web site, www.api4animals.org.
Critical bill to protect public safety and animal welfare passes Senate
Olympia, WA — The Animal Protection Institute (API) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) commend the Washington state Senate for passing HB 1418, the “Dangerous Wild Animal Bill,” after seven years of debate. The two groups are co-sponsors of HB 1418, which prohibits the private possession of dangerous exotic animals such as cougars, tigers, bears, monkeys, and dangerous reptiles.
Pending legislation poises CA as leader in nationwide debate on captive elephants and animal welfare
Sacramento, CA — The Animal Protection Institute (API), the Sacramento-based national non-profit animal advocacy organization, joins citizens nationwide in applauding Mayor Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council for choosing to send Ruby the elephant to the PAWS sanctuary.
Sun Flour Baking Company cookie benefits primates in need
Sacramento, CA — Sacramento-based Animal Protection Institute (API) and Sun Flour Baking Company — the “Feel Good Company” — today announced a partnership to benefit hundreds of primates, many rescued from abusive or exploitative situations, now living at the 186-acre API Primate Sanctuary near San Antonio, TX.
Hawaii County, HI — Hawaii County mayor Harry Kim has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging Big Island residents and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.
Sedona, AZ — Sedona mayor Dick Ellis has issued a proclamation identifying January 5th as “National Bird Day”, encouraging Sedona residents and citizens nationwide to conserve and protect the world’s birds from cruelty and extinction.