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Archive for August, 2012

On August 20, Ivan the gorilla died peacefully at Zoo Atlanta. He was 50 years old.

Longtime ARFF supporters will remember the campaign that was launched in 1997 to persuade Miami’s Monkey Jungle to send a gorilla named King to Zoo Atlanta, where he could be with other gorillas. During ARFF’s campaign we pointed to the […]

A few weeks after ARFF revealed that a Bluffton/Hilton Head, South Carolina veterinarian had started a controversial side business transporting monkeys for use in laboratory research and testing (read our previous post here), Banfield Pet Hospital has announced that the veterinarian, Dr. Paul Barras, is no longer affiliated with the veterinary practice.
“As a practice, Banfield […]

The USDA/Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is required to inspect slaughterhouses in Florida where animals are killed to provide meat for sale to the general public. The main job of FSIS inspectors is to enforce food safety laws, but they are also responsible for enforcing the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. Enforcement of humane animal […]

Update: “Banfield Pet Hospital cuts ties with controversial veterinarian” (details here)
There’s a story in today’s Bluffton Today (newspaper serving the Hilton Head-Beaufort, South Carolina area) about a local veterinarian who has started a company that specializes in the transportation of monkeys for use in laboratory research and testing.
Barr Scientific Transport was started in 2011 by […]