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Archive for April, 2012

Tickets to the Miami Seaquarium cost $39.95, plus $8 for parking. Where’s the money going? Apparently, it’s not spent on maintenance.
On March 20, a USDA inspector visited the Miami Seaquarium and found a facility in need of major repairs. According to the Inspection Report (download here), “A viewing window in the whale stadium which is […]

America’s oldest circus elephant?

Cora is an Asian elephant owned by Bill Morris of Gibsonton, Florida. Each year, Mr. Morris travels with Circus Hollywood, which performs as the “Shrine Circus” for several Shrine temples in Florida.
ARFF has added a short video to our YouTube page that shows Morris cruelly using a bullhook on Cora when she doesn’t cooperate as […]

Read below posts (here and here) about House Bill 1197.
ARFF is very disappointed that Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed this harmful bill into law. ARFF will work to reinstate the protections afforded animals in the 1967 law that was repealed. Since Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff’s office has admitted that they were unaware of the full […]

ARFF’s concerns about a bill to repeal Florida’s long-standing ban on the sale of baby animals as pets, as well as the ban on artificial coloring of animals, made the front page of today’s New York Times. (Read below posts for more information about this bill.)
Governor Scott has not yet made a decision on the […]