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Archive for February, 2012

Rodeo: deadly for horses

A horse died on Saturday night during the “Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo” in Davie, Florida. According to an eyewitness, the bucking horse “ran right into the fence and then he went down.” Another witness reported, “I was crying in the stands.” The horse’s name was El Vira. He was 10 year-old.
In order to put on […]

What would Journey the siamang say?

Previously on this blog (here and here), we’ve told you about veterinarians who appear to have forgotten their oath to prevent animal suffering. Unfortunately, we have another Florida veterinarian to add to the list.
Dr. Suzanne Billiar is the staff veterinarian at the Silver Springs theme park and also has her own clinic (All Pets Clinic) […]

Remembering Janet the elephant

Today is the 20th anniversary of an incident in Palm Bay, Florida that made national headlines and was one of several similar incidents that motivated a generation of animal advocates to speak up against the cruelty of traveling circuses.
On February 1, 1992, a few minutes before a Saturday afternoon performance of the Great American Circus, […]