Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

Critter News

Department of Agriculture investigator determined the use of the bull hook “precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death” of Benjamin, said Tracy Silverman, general counsel for the Animal Welfare Institute.The suit, also filed by The Fund for Animals, of Maryland; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of Washington; The Animal Protection Institute of Sacramento; and Tom Rider, a former Ringling Bros.

2008 100

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

Critter News

was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. Block pleaded guilty in February to felony conspiracy to violate the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts by conspiring to smuggle orangutans. The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. Biggest contracts: $232,500 with Army for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food. Tags: animal experimentation

2009 122