National Institutes of Health confirms it will phase out chimpanzee experiments

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013:

WASHINGTON D.C.––The National Institutes of Health on June 26,  2013 confirmed that it intends to retire about 310 chimpanzees from research use during the next few years,  retaining 50 “if needed for crucial medical studies that could be performed no other way,”  reported Associated Press medical writer Lauran Neergaard. Read more

How a Ruppell’s fox from Kuwait landed in New Jersey

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013:

FORKED RIVER,  New Jersey––Cleopatra,  a three-legged Ruppell’s fox who survived a dog attack in the Kuwait desert, arrived on June 3,  2013 at the Popcorn Park Zoo,  operated since 1977 by the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey as a care-for-life sanctuary for wild animals who have become habituated to humans. Read more

Not very much good for animals in 2013 Farm Bill maneuvering

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013:

WASHINGTON D.C.––A version of the 2013 Farm Bill passed on July 11,  2013 by the U.S. House of Representatives eliminated $80 billion in funding for the federal food stamp program,  but included an amendment by Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) which would overturn more than 150 state laws governing aspects of food safety,  occupational health, and animal welfare. Read more

Renowned wildlife researcher Lynn Rogers loses his permit to radio-collar wild bears

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013:

ELY,  Minnesota––Lynn Rogers,  74,   longtime director of the Wildlife Research Institute and the affiliated North American Bear Center in Ely,  Minnesota,  was on June 28,  2013 told by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that the permit he has held since 1999 to radio-collar wild bears will not be renewed.   Read more

Tiger Truck Stop loses appeal, is closer to being closed

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

NEW ORLEANS––Twenty-five years of protest and litigation against live tiger displays at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete,  Louisiana,  inched closer to resolution with an April 25,  2013 ruling by a three-judge panel representing the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal that truck stop owner Michael Sandlin does not have a valid permit to keep a 12-year-old tiger named Tony on the premises. Read more

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