Fall 2001

Fall 2001 AWI Quarterly Cover - Photo by Tilo Nadler
Volume
50
Number
4
About the Cover

The Cat Ba (Golden headed) Langur is found solely on Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam, where only about 100 of them remain. Conservation International recently listed the Cat Ba Langur as one of the world's 25 most endangered primates. Tilo Nadler photographed this individual inside the safe haven of the Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC) in Vietnam's Cuc Phuong National Park, where dedicated staff rehabilitate rescued primates. Hunters capture langurs such as these to sell as tourist attractions, to animal traders, and according to the EPRC: "This monkey is sometimes sought for the cooking pot, and its bones and organs are also reputed to have medicinal properties." Find out more about the EPRC at www.primatecenter.org  and find out more about endangered wildlife in Vietnam on pages 10-11.

Photo by Tilo Nadler

Table of Contents

In February, grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia (BC), Canada was suspended. With as few as 4-6000 grizzlies left in the Province-the heart of the grizzly's remaining range-the hunting moratorium was designed to allow completion...
Did you ever wonder how a seal finds food in the dark and even in murky water? Two harbor seals have given Dr. Guido Dehnhardt of Ruhr University in Germany the answer: It's their whiskers!...
Sadly, no one should be surprised that another chimpanzee has died from neglect at The Coulston Foundation (TCF). On June 6, 2001, a whistleblower at TCF reported that Gina, a young female, died after being...
Rodolfo Montiel has been jailed for two years for blockading logging trucks in the Mexican state of Guerrero, according to an article by Tim Weiner in the July/August issue of Mother Jones.
The Animal Welfare Institute mourns the passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) on June 28, 2010 and praises his long history of staunch support of animal protection legislation and the numerous impassioned speeches he...
For years Ginger Kathrens, Emmy award winning cinematographer, producer and co-founder of the Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance, has been beautifully documenting the lives of horses.
In September 2001, a jury awarded more than $19.7 million in damages to neighbors of the notoriously cruel and environmentally hazardous Buckeye Egg Factory Farm (see AWI Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 1).
After more than 15 years, the mastermind behind the gruesome and infamous murder of renowned gorilla researcher and protector, Dr. Dian Fossey whose life was portrayed in the 1988 movie "Gorillas in the Mist," may...
The donkey they called Ned was found collapsed gasping for breath on a remote desert road. His owner was berating the poor animal who was not able to stand. The severely dehydrated animal hadn't been...
Iris, a teen-age orangutan at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC, has been the object of concerted efforts by vets to ease her pain. She has been under the weather for some time in...
The Animal Welfare Institute's (AWI) leadership in the fight against the Navy's Low Frequency Active sonar (LFA) is now in its fourth year. Ever since we organized volunteers to swim alongside the Navy test ship...
On August 3, 2001, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and South Carolina Senator Ernest Hollings introduced S. 1380, the "North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Act of 2001." Senator Kerry noted, "Right whales are at risk of...
On July 31, 2001 the Senate passed by unanimous consent Senator Peter Fitzgerald's (R, IL) excellent Resolution, S. Con. Res. 45, calling on the Secretary of Agriculture to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act (see AWI...
I became conscious of animal suffering in 1987 when I saw a film depicting livestock cruelty in corporate slaughterhouses. Most of us probably had our own epiphany that led us to work against animal cruelty
Did you know that every fourth stork in the world is Polish? Attesting to Poland's numerous wetlands and free-flowing rivers, the storks choose Poland over every other European country to build their nests.
June saw EIA's Tiger Campaign team in Bangkok for the release of a new report exposing the failure of the Thai authorities to protect the tiger. The EIA report, Thailand's Tiger Economy, documents how Thailand...
By Ben White Every year, hundreds of well-educated, well-dressed, and well-paid government officials from about forty countries convene for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and clash over how much whaling the world will allow. The...
Andrzej Lepper, leader of Poland's Samoobrona ("Self-Defense"), has won a substantial place for his rural union in the Polish Parliament. Reuters called his third place finish with ten percent of the vote "stunning."
When astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn returned from space for the second time in 1998 and was again hailed as a great American hero, many of the chimpanzees who helped make his first...
The word "Vietnam" conjures images of war for most of us, but the conflict that has evolved since foreign troops pulled out of the Southeast Asian nation decades ago is not about North versus South...
On July 23rd, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco unanimously ruled that the Secretary of Commerce abused his discretion in 1999 when he declared that setting nets on dolphins to catch tuna...