Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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Kisiri, Tambo and another female white rhino were airlifted from Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2001 through the efforts of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rhinos.

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Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

Critter News

Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research. Here's an action alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.".

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Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

Critter News

Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. Interesting article. Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!) Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

Critter News

The chimps have been free from testing at the Alamogordo Primate Facility at Holloman Air Force Base since 2001. I received an alert from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Alamagordo chimps will be allowed to remain in New Mexico for about two years while the NIH studies the issue of their transference. This gives animal rights activists some time to prepare further defense of the animals. Good way to end 2010. Here's the story as reported in NewsWest.

The Blue House Dog

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A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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Mlelani, Tambo and another female white rhino were airlifted from Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2001 through the efforts of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rhinos. TAMPA, Fla.

Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

Critter News

But, according to City-Data.com , they have been successful in getting other government contracts" WORLD WIDE PRIMATES INC (16450 SW 180TH ST in MIAMI, FL; small business): $362,855 in 5 contracts from 2002 to 2006 Contracts for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food, Laboratory Equipment and Supplies by Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $42,000; 2003: $0; 2004: $37,145; 2005: $282,120; 2006: $1,590.

Manfred Kuehn on Kant's Cosmopolitanism

Animal Ethics

Manfred Kuehn, Kant: A Biography [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001], 384-5) Note from KBJ: I no more think of myself as a citizen of the world than I think of myself as a citizen of North America or of the Northern Hemisphere.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

In 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that irradiating half the meat and poultry consumed in the United States would mean 900,000 fewer cases of food-borne illness and 350 fewer deaths each year. To the Editor: Re “ The Burger That Shattered Her Life: Trail of E. Coli Shows Flaws in Ground Beef Inspection System ” (front page, Oct. 4): Your article about E.