Fall 2003

Fall 2003 AWI Quarterly Cover - Buck
Volume
52
Number
4
About the Cover
Buck is one of more than 100 dogs seized from the premises of random source animal dealer C.C. Baird. Buck, emaciated and suffering from heartworms and ehrlichia, was taken in by the Doberman Rescue Group of Oklahoma. After receiving much-needed medical attention and time to recuperate, Buck and another hound, Max, will be available for adoption. All of the animals seized, who have no doubt been through a nightmarish situation, will eventually be placed in new, loving homes. The case against Baird is ongoing, and indictments have not been issued yet. We hope that 1) USDA will revoke Baird’s license to do business as a dealer selling animals for experimentation, 2) the U.S. government will gain custody of the more than 600 dogs that reportedly remain at Baird’s Martin Creek Kennel in Williford, Arkansas, and 3) the U.S. Department of Justice will vigorously pursue a case against Baird, prosecuting him for his crimes against the animals to the fullest extent allowed by law (see story pages 10-11).

Table of Contents

You can receive college credit for taking a fur trapping course through Purdue University of West Lafayette, Indiana. But before you sign up for the course, you must become a member of the Fur Takers...
For over a decade AWI has watched global free trade agreements wage war on animal protection laws. This September, we took our fight to the front lines and attended the Ministerial Meeting of the World...
The premise of AWI's humane farm husbandry program is that animals must enjoy sound physical and psychological health in environments that permit constructive expression of natural behaviors.
An astonishing 25 million ducks are raised and slaughtered for human consumption each year in the United States. Pekin and Muscovy ducks are the most commonly farmed breeds, and, like other farm animals, they descended...
Armed with a search warrant, agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and officers from the Arkansas State Police and the Sharp County Sheriff's Office raided the premises of...
In a reprise of our launch of hundreds of sea turtle impersonators during the aborted 1999 Seattle meeting of the WTO, AWI created foam dolphin costumes for the recent WTO meeting in Cancun, Mexico.
About 200,000 acres of prime wetland in North Dakota have had virtually all of their raccoons, fox, and skunks eliminated by trapping. Steel jaw leghold traps, necksnares, and conibear traps were used. T
Your government wants to facilitate trophy hunters importing markhor from Pakistan and wood bison from Canada, leather manufacturers importing crocodiles from Guatemala or Belize, and zoos and circuses importing Asian elephants for display and entertainment.
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Despite international condemnation, Iceland has become the latest nation to resume hunting whales. Like Japan, it justifies this indefensible action under the guise of "scientific whaling." On August 18, Icelandic whalers killed a minke whale,...
Brought to you by the Society for Animal Protective Legislation Time to Crack Down on Animal Fighting In an effort to deter barbaric animal battles such as dogfighting and cockfighting, federal legislation has been introduced...
An anonymous donor has provided funds to award up to twelve applicants with funds for proposals intended to improve laboratory animal welfare. The focus of these awards is to improve housing, handling, and/or experimental situations...
The narwhal is a medium sized Arctic whale with a unique, spiraled ivory tusk that can measure up to two meters long. It is hunted for its meat and blubber by Inuit hunters in West...
More than 400 leading scientists and 100 organizations from around the globe, including the Animal Welfare Institute, are calling for a United Nations (U.N.) moratorium on pelagic longline and gillnet fishing in the Pacific Ocean...
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Fund for Animals (FFA), and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) just released an in-depth report revealing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
This ominous statement by Ted Reilly, head of the Swaziland Big Game Parks Department, was turned into a public relations mantra by the San Diego Zoo and the Lowry Park Zoo as they fought to...