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Debate: After Activists Covertly Expose Animal Cruelty, Should They Be Targeted With “ag-gag” Laws?

http://www.democracynow.org – So-called “ag-gag” bills that criminalize undercover filming on farms and at slaughterhouses to document criminal animal abuse …

Jeremy Wade embarks on a shark fishing expedition for a requiem whaler shark. More Extreme Fishing: http://animal.discovery.com/videos/how-to-catch-a-river-m…
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Newcastle fan punches horse After Sunderland match

Newcastle fan punches horse After Sunderland match Newcastle fan punches horse After Sunderland match Newcastle fan punches horse After Sunderland match Newc…
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Death Rides A Horse

Director Giulio Petroni’s all-but-forgotten spaghetti Western pairs Danger: Diabolik hero John Phillip Law with villain Lee Van Cleef. As a boy, Bill had watched helplessly as bandits slaughtered his parents. Now, more than a decade later, grown-up gunslinger Bill (Law) scours the Old West for his family’s killers, eventually joining up with Ryan (Cleef), a criminal who’s also looking for the bandits.
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2 Baytown men rescued by Coast Guard after plane crash in Gulf

Rescue 607

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Rescue 607 in the high bay for outfitting. This unit was formerly Rescue 603, but is due to be replaced by a brand new Rescue 607. Once the new unit arrives, the current Rescue 607 will become Rescue 699, a reserve rescue unit.

2 Baytown men rescued by Coast Guard after plane crash in Gulf
BAYTOWN, Texas – Friends are relieved two men who crashed their plane in the Gulf of Mexico returned alive to Baytown Airport after a rescue by the Coast Guard. One of the men, Theodore Wright is, has been flying planes since he was 19-years-old.
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Big Effort to Rescue Cat From Roof
As our Cynthia Lee explains, what should have been an easy catch turned into a nightmare after the people trying to rescue the cat were nearly kicked off the property. Big Effort to Rescue Cat From Roof. Friday, September 21 2012, 09:36 PM CDT …
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Woman injured after fall from horse in Penn Yan

The Westbury White Horse

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The White Horse at Westbury in Wiltshire. The grass has been scoured from the chalk hills, uncovering the white chalk beneath.

Woman injured after fall from horse in Penn Yan
By Mike Murphy, staff writer A Steuben County woman was injured Saturday afternoon after she was ejected from the horse she was riding and struck the highway pavement. Abby L. Hand, 50, of 51 N. Main St., Prattsburgh, was “running” the horse on …
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W.Va. Racing Regulators Allow Action in Slaughter Cases
Revised regulations adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission (WVRC) would allow the agency to take action against permit holders found to have knowingly sold a horse for slaughter. It is believed to be a first in the United States for the …
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Chandrapur Municipal Corporation gets hung house; horse trading ahead
NAGPUR/ CHANDRAPUR: The first-ever election to the newly created Chandrapur Municipal Corporation (CMC) has led to a hung house denying a clear majority to any single political party. The Congress with 26 seats has emerged as the single largest party …
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Santa Cruz County's celebrity otter, Olive, spotted in Capitola after several

Santa Cruz County's celebrity otter, Olive, spotted in Capitola after several
By JESSICA M. PASKO – Santa Cruz Sentinel Olive Oil, a rehabilitated sea otter found covered in oil on Sunset State Beach, recovers at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz. CAPITOLA – One of the county's most famous …
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US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on .4 million plan to
(The Birmingham News / Mark Almond) Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center gallery (13 photos) The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that it will cost the government and private sector $ 1.4 million over the next 20 years to protect eight endangered …
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State Fish and Wildlife Southwest Washington creel checks
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 743 bank anglers caught nine spring chinook and eight steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead; 955 boats with 2197 anglers caught 125 spring chinook and nine steelhead, and released …
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Web update: After 46 years, Penn State hires another Bear

Web update: After 46 years, Penn State hires another Bear
Still reeling in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Pennsylvania State University formally announced the selection of Bill O'Brien '92 as the new head coach of its football program Sunday. …
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Stranger Danger Dispelled By Bears And Kindness
It all started when in his sleep one night when Greg proclaimed they should go to Bear, Colorado. It stuck with him the next morning when he woke; both he and Sarah were instantly excited to follow this obvious dream destiny. The only problem was, …
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Boy & Bear – Moonfire 12 Jan 08:33
Unfortunately, authenticity isn'ta trait that's survived enough generations to have reached Boy & Bear, because on Moonfire they have a habit of sounding like Burton commercial set in a barn dance. Effectively, they are Australia's answer to Mumford …
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Another Dog Dies After Being Caught In Animal Trap

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Moose at Denali National Park – Alaska

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Another Dog Dies After Being Caught In Animal Trap
A pet owner has come forward to say her dog was a victim of animal traps. This is the second case made public in a matter of days. Gregory Tyra of Mount Sterling admitted to setting animal traps in Garrard Park in Bourbon County. …
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Save a Life with
Friends of Shelter Animals for Cobb County needs your help to save dogs and cats. By Julia Harris A $ 10 donation can save a Cobb County shelter animal's life. Friends of Shelter Animals For Cobb Friends of Shelter Animals for Cobb County needs your …
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After Strike, Pakistan Pundits Say 'Grin and Bear It': The Ticker

After Strike, Pakistan Pundits Say 'Grin and Bear It': The Ticker
26, the Express Tribune's editors similarly wrote, "The fact is that such incursions of our sovereignty have become routine and we have become so dependent on the US that we just have to grin and bear it." Editors of a conservative newspaper, …
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Tebow next cross to bear for Patriots
New England Patriots vs.Denver Broncos on Dec. 18 at 4:15 pm on CBS (time and channel subject to change depending on how much NBC can flex its muscle with the NFL) is the lone challenge left on a list of trap games. It's clear sailing for the Patriots …
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Hershey Bears Finally Defeat Penguins in AHL
Contributor Network 10 hours, 45 minutes ago It took a shootout for the Hershey Bears to get their victory, but they did get it. After three losses in a row against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Bears finally got the win. …
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2 female bears euthanized, 4 cubs to go to zoos
AP State grizzly bear managers responding to repeated conflicts involving grizzly bears in northwestern Montana have euthanized two female bears and are holding four cubs at a wildlife center until they can be placed in a zoo. The two grizzly bear …
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Man rescued and hospitalized after driving SUV into Palm River

Man rescued and hospitalized after driving SUV into Palm River
Authorities soon rescued the man, identified as 32-year-old Kumura Bell of Tampa, who they later said drove into the water in a suicide attempt. Bell was taken to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. …
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3 Boy Scouts survive a brisk night in NC mountains, camping a night before
David Orr is deputy chief with the Transylvania County Rescue Service in North Carolina. He says a helicopter pilot spotted the boys waving Sunday morning during its first pass over the mountains north of Brevard. The boys, who were with a troop from …
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Freedom for 15 Long-Tailed Macaques after Life in a Laboratory





Dilley, Texas (Vocus) July 16, 2010

Following the closing of an east coast pharmaceutical laboratory, 15 Long-tailed Macaques are getting a second chance at life. They arrive this weekend at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary near Dilley, Texas, the only sanctuary in the U.S. that enables rescued primates to live freely in large multiple-acre native enclosures, with minimal human interference, far removed from exploitation. The Sanctuary is currently home to more than 500 primates, many of whom were rescued from roadside zoos, research facilities, and private possession.

The Long-tailed Macaques are all males, under six years old, and weigh between 9 and 15 pounds. Upon arrival this weekend, they will be housed in temporary cages where they can be evaluated and ultimately rehabilitated by a team led by Sanctuary Director Tim Ajax.

According to Ajax, ”The challenges ahead for these animals lie in attempting to reduce the effects of being singly housed for most of their lives. Primates are highly social beings and suffer significantly when denied direct social interaction and appropriate environments to explore. They may develop self-destructive behavior such as apathy, excessive aggression, self-mutilation and other disturbing acts in an attempt to alleviate stress. Unfortunately, they often show a reduced capacity for communicating appropriately with others of their own kind. These are all reasons why we must take care to evaluate their behaviors and compatibility.”

Ajax explains that their rehabilitation will focus on:


Creating social opportunities and observing preferences in an attempt to form one or more cohesive groups
Gradual introduction to a more fruit-based natural diet
Gradual adaptation to the south Texas environment since they have lived their lives in climate controlled rooms.
Introduction to the sanctuary’s existing Long-tailed Macaques now living in a lush, five-acre enclosure on the property.
When it is determined that the animals are ready to cohabit, they will move to a soon to be constructed “introductory” enclosure where they will touch grass and dirt for the very first time. After that, the hope is that they can be released into the existing five-acre enclosure with the other Long-tailed monkeys.

Will Travers, CEO of Born Free, explains that “The residents of our U.S. sanctuary are very fortunate now to have an opportunity to live out the rest of their lives in a natural environment where we can be sure that no one will ever hurt them again. But the bigger global tragedy is that wild animals are exploited in the first place and that such sanctuaries need to exist at all. Wildlife must be kept in the wild. Not in labs, not in people’s homes, not in zoos.”

The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary mission is to provide nonhuman primates as high a quality of life as possible, with as little human interference as possible. The 186-acre facility, located an hour and a half outside of San Antonio, Texas, is home to over 500 individuals, and recognizes the importance of social companionship, group living, space, and an enriching environment to meet as best as possible, the physiological, social, behavioral, and psychological needs of its residents. In order to allow the residents the maximum amount of privacy and minimal human interference, the Sanctuary is not open to the public.

Caring people can support the sanctuary by “adopting” one of its residents or making a donation to The Sanctuary Rescue Fund. More at bornfreeusa. Follow the Sanctuary on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BornFreeUSAPrimateSanctuary .

Media contact: Rodi Rosensweig, 203/270-8929, Rodicompany(at)earthlink(dot)net

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