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A Loving Memoriam - Her Name Was "Cathi"
Offbeat  (tags: cathi, imprisoned, seaquarium, suffering, exploitated, memoriam )

- 1262 days ago -
Her name was Cathi. That is what we humans and the trainers and staff of Miami Seaquarium called her and the name she learned to respond to. Far different from the name she was born with. That name was a series of clicks and whistles recognized by her pod
Big Cat Rescue Frees Male Serval From Birdcage in Basement
Offbeat  (tags: big cat rescue, sanctuary, male serval, freedom, rescued, imprisoned, birdcage, basement )

- 1428 days ago -
When a caller asked Big Cat Rescue to relieve him and his wife of the serval they had kept in a bird cage in their basement, we were full after just rescuing 3 tigers from a large sanctuary in Texas that went bankrupt.
Feline Conservation Federation Census Documents Less Than 3,000 Tigers in America
Offbeat  (tags: studies, feline conservation federation, captive tigers, numbers, imprisoned )

- 1479 days ago -
Contrary to the wild guesses of five to ten thousand tigers in the U.S.,a nation-wide survey of tigers and tiger habitat, conducted by the FCF, has revealed less than 3,000 tigers live in America.
The Eagle Has Landed
Offbeat  (tags: birds of prey, imprisoned, captivity, sadness, magnificent birds, wedge tailed eagles )

- 1526 days ago -
If you are ever lucky enough to see a wedge-tailed eagle in flight, you are in for a truly awe-inspiring treat. These magnificent birds are the largest bird of prey in Australia, with a wing span of up to 2.5 meters.
Red Tape Prolongs Rescued Big Cats Stay in Captivisty at SGNP
Offbeat  (tags: outraged, wildlife activists, captured leopard, caged, imprisoned, captivity, cruelty )

- 1592 days ago -
Wildlife activists are outraged that three weeks after forest officials rescued a leopard from Uran, the big cat medically certified as "fit" is still kept in captivity at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). They state that Alibaug wildlife division
Keeping Mares Pregnant So Women Can Consume Horse Urine
Offbeat  (tags: mares, imprisoned, pregnant, animalrights, urine, menopause )

- 1597 days ago -
Horses are also kept pregnant and confined in barns away from animal rights activists with cameras. These imprisoned creatures kept in secret places wear enormous diapers which collect their urine. Their piss is then collected and baked into pill form
ENDCAP - Ending Captivity
Offbeat  (tags: endcap, organisation, membership, ending animal captivity, zoo animals, suffering, imprisoned )

- 1759 days ago -
Ultimately, ENDCAP and its Membership aim to phase-out the keeping of wild animals in captivity, through the adoption of advocacy, investigation, education and campaigning to increase an understanding of the issues and concurrently raise standards.
Three Giant Elephants In The Room: LA Zoo Exhibit To Open
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, LA, elephant exhibit, imprisoned, elephants, captivity, lawsuit )

- 1761 days ago -
A judge has ruled that the L.A. Zoo can move forward with its plan to open a controversial new elephant exhibit scheduled to debut on Dec. 16, reports KTLA. However, the lawsuit to stop the expansion filed by late actor Robert Culp will also move forward
A Young Girl Speaks Up for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger's Release - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: tony, imprisoned, bengal tiger suffering, truck stop, young girl, freedom )

- 1761 days ago -
Tony, the bengal/siberian tigers still imprisoned at Truck Stop. A plea from a young girl for his release.
'Pet' Amur Tiger Found in Russian Urals
Offbeat  (tags: russian woman, amur tiger, seized, pollce, imprisoned, cruelty )

- 1793 days ago -
A woman in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg is being investigated for illegally keeping an Amur tiger, one of Russia's most endangered species, local police said. The owner of the big cat was keeping her unusual pet in a 4x4 meter outdoor cage.
"60 Minutes Australia" Segment on Tilikum
Offbeat  (tags: 60 minutes story, tilkim, tragedy, suffering, imprisoned, ocean mammals, freedom, controversy, cruelty )

- 1815 days ago -
Tilikum now languishes out of public view in a small pool at the back of the complex. Trainers aren't allowed to touch him, and the most contact he has is being hosed from two meters away. For all intents and purposes he's in confinement isn't he?
A Letter to Corky
Offbeat  (tags: sadness, orca, corky, captive, imprisoned, protest, advocats )

- 1824 days ago -
Corky was an Orca held captive at Marine World Africa USA in Vallejo, California. Along with others, I protested against keeping Orcas and other marine mammals in captivity. In the wild, their average lifespan is between 50 - 80 years. In captivity it
Problems With Exotic Animals as Pets
Offbeat  (tags: exotic pet industry, wild animals, captured, exploitated, imprisoned, cruelty, not pets, protection, legalisation )

- 1829 days ago -
The exotic "pet" trade is big business. Selling protected wildlife in stores, auctions, or on the Internet is one of the largest sources of criminal earnings, behind only arms smuggling and drug trafficking. But the animals pay the price. Many don't
PETA: Shut Down "Crummy" NC Zoo After Bear Bites Girl
Offbeat  (tags: wild bears, imprisoned, suffering, tourists, girl bitten, sanctuay, peta, clows bear pits )

- 1867 days ago -
After learning that a 9-year-old girl was bitten by a bear at Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP) in Cherokee, N.C., PETA hand-delivered a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking that the zoo's exhibitor's license be revoked immediately.
Do We Need Zoos?
Offbeat  (tags: society, animals, wild animals, enclosed, imprisoned, zoo animals )

- 1981 days ago -
Depending on whom you ask, a world without zoos and aquariums is either a glorious heaven or a gloomy dungeon. These opposing ideologies make keeping animals in captivity a controversial topic, and with the recent death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer

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