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Archive for January, 2012

Senate Bill 1184 and House Bill 1021 contained a provision (Section 6) that would make it a crime to take photographs or make any audio/video recording at a farm without the owner’s permission. If enacted, the legislation would criminalize exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on factory farms.
During Monday’s meeting of the […]

Yesterday, the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously approved a strong anti-tethering ordinance. When the law goes into effect in August, it will be illegal to tie up a dog outdoors unless a guardian is outside along with the dog.
Please thank the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for their compassionate vote. Click here to send a […]

In October 2011, ARFF launched Stolen from Paradise, a website arguing for a ban on the export from St. Kitts & Nevis of monkeys destined for the research industry. ARFF sent letters and emails to the Prime Minister and to the island’s tourism authority’s, and we encouraged animal advocates and visitors to the islands to […]

For over 70 years, rhesus monkeys have lived along the banks of the Silver River in Marion County. According to local legend, the monkeys were introduced into the area by a tour boat operator in the 1930s. Spotting the monkeys can be a highlight of canoe trips in the Silver River State Park, or during […]