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Archive for August, 2011

The Big Cypress National Preserve, located about 45 miles west of Miami, on the border of Everglades National Park, is home to alligators, deer, wild pigs, black bears, Florida panthers and many other animals.

In 1988, 147,000 acres were added to the preserve. The area, known as the “Addition lands,” is closed to off-road vehicles and […]

For the third year in a row, the City of Ocala is debating ducks.

In May 2009, plans to trap and kill Muscovy ducks who were considered a nuisance were cancelled after the city heard from outraged residents. Instead, over 300 ducks were rounded up and moved to a large farm outside the city. A year […]

During the 2011 legislative session in Tallahassee, State Senator Jim Norman introduced a bill that would have made it a felony to take photographs or video at a farm without the owner’s permission. The bill was introduced at the request of Pasco County egg farmer Wilton Simpson. Although the bill was later watered down, and […]

That was the question with which Palm Beach Post writer Frank Cerabino opened his column in Wednesday’s paper. His subject was last weekend’s youth alligator hunt during which four young boys and one girl killed their first alligator.
The hunt was organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on wetlands in southwestern Palm Beach […]

The skies are becoming friendlier

(In our previous blog post, we asked you to contact Caribbean Airlines… hold that letter!)
In March, shortly after Amerijet International announced that it had ceased transporting primates destined for the research industry, ARFF sent a letter to the CEO of Caribbean Airlines urging the airline to follow Amerijet’s example. In ARFF’s Spring newsletter, we urged […]

This week, ARFF received a letter from Surinam Airways, in which company President E.M. Henshuys promised, “Suriname Airways will not accept non-human primates for transportation destined for the research industry.”
We are thrilled to add Surinam Airways, the national airline of Suriname, to the growing list of airlines that will not transport primates for the research […]

The White Party is one of the oldest and best-known HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the country. Since the first event was held in 1985, it has grown into a week of events, with the highlight being a large party at the Vizcaya Museum in Miami. But due to increasing rental costs, organizers decided that the 2010 […]