AWI Quarterly » 2007 Fall

Fall 2007 Volume 56 Number 4
Dog Fighting Charges Present an Opportunity for Action
Story by Shirley McGreal, OBE International Primate Protection League Macaques are heavily sought after for research in the United States and many other countries. In the 1970s, India's rhesus macaques were decimated by trade. However, India banned monkey exports in 1977, followed by Bangladesh in 1979. Since then, animal dealers and their clients have turned their attention to crab-eating (long-tailed) macaques, a species native to Southeast Asia.
Wildlife consultant Camilla Fox interviews Bill Randall, a former Maine trapper. Camilla: Can you please tell us about your history in regards to trapping?
A gray whale living peacefully in the Strait of Juan de Fuca had been nicknamed "Kelpie" for his habit of feeding in the kelp beds and becoming draped with kelp. However, in early September, he was illegally hunted down by five men in power boats. Hit with 21 bullets from a high powered firearm and at least five harpoons, it took the gentle giant 10 agonizing hours to die.
June 28, 2007 marked a victory for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, with the announcement of the American bald eagle's delisting. The ESA is intended to afford protection to imperiled species and facilitate their recovery.
Story and photos by Jennifer Green, Research Assistant Queen's University of Kingston, Ontario
A long-term goal of our laboratory animal welfare research group is to identify management and housing factors that affect animal welfare and influence the validity of research findings.
Story and photos by Ian Redmond, Chairman, Ape Alliance UK
Feline Predicts Elderly Deaths