San Antonio Zoo Accused of Elephant Mistreatment

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In Defense of Animals has taken up the cause of Lucky the elephant, the only elephant at the San Antonio Zoo, alleging poor conditions and emotional distress. She has been at the San Antonio Zoo for 47 years. What amazes me is Lucky's age.49 years old. Is this right?

Cute California sea lion pups

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SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. They are adorable, and full of energy! These pups are full of energy and charm guests with their playful mannerisms.

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Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

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San Antonio Zoo (Texas) Edmonton Valley Zoo (Canada), Buttonwood Park Zoo (Mass.), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Calif.) This list was issued by In Defense of Animals last month. Here they are. Central Florida Zoo (Fla.), Niabi Zoo (Ill.), Topeka Zoo (Kan.), Honolulu Zoo (Hawaii), Wildlife Safari (Ore.), York's Wild Kingdom Zoo (Maine) tied with Southwick's Zoo (Mass.), Pittsburgh Zoo's ICC (Penn.). earned a dishonorable mention.

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Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX. Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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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.". Here's an action alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research.

New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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The animals can be used again for medical experiments if transferred to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas. From the AP. Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. Richardson made the comment Tuesday after meeting in Bethesda, Md. with officials of the National Institutes of Health, which contracts with a private company to care for the chimps.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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Bill Richardson on Thursday the chimps will not be transferred to a San Antonio, Texas, facility until the National Academy of Sciences reviews policies on using chimpanzees in biomedical research. 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.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Kellman San Antonio, Oct. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment. As a parent of young children, I have much to worry about regarding what my children eat—a balanced, wholesome diet, free from antibiotics, hormones or bacteria. Need we feel guilty about being carnivorous? The best advice Ms.