Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes its seventh baby white rhino since 2004. Busch Gardens has celebrated a total of seventh white rhino births since October 2004. The adorable baby, a female, will join other rhinos in the 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain.

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These people were certain that Haiti’s president Jean-Bertrand Aristide had been ousted by the CIA in 2004 because he proposed a minimum wage increase, like Zelaya’s. We interrupt regularly scheduled deconstructing, editorializing, commenting and ranting to bring you a letter from John Perkins : Dear Friends Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama. In writing my new book Hoodwinked (Random House, Nov 2009 publication date), I recently visited Central America.

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Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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The October 2004 birth of Mlaleni and Tambo’s first calf, Malaika, marked the first white rhino birth in the adventure park’s history. TAMPA, Fla. November 12, 2008) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby white rhinoceros on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

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

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Tom Regan on Rights

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On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

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In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. Similarly, child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment. I hope the Supreme Court will see clear to protect animals from such gratuitous harm and exploitation.