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(CIRCUSES/ANIMAL RIGHTS) Today Congressman Jim Moran introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA) that would finally put an end to wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses. Video and photographic evidence shows how animals used in traveling circuses are subjected to unavoidable suffering—from their restricted, barren facilities to being forced to perform unnatural acts. If the new bill passes, the U.S. would join 30 other countries around the world that have already passed similar bills, including Austria, Belgium, Greece, India, Bolivia, Colombia, and Panama. TEAPA is also gaining support from several celebrities and activists such as longtime The Price is Right host Bob Barker and CSI actress Jorja Fox. Continue reading below to find out more about TEAPA and see how you can get involved and help support the bill. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL WELFARE/MOVIES) Director Darren Aronofsky's new film Noah surprisingly will not be featuring any animals—at least no real ones. Instead, Aronofsky has opted to use only the digital variety. In recent years, Digital technology has become sophisticated enough for filmmakers to use realistic digital substitutes for animals. Rise of The Planet of The Apes received a lot of attention for its use of digital apes, and more directors like Aronofsky are choosing this more humane option. Many live animals used for films suffer under harsh conditions and mistreatment both during filming as well as training beforehand. After seeing the conditions of the monkeys used for his film The Fountain, Aronofsky was turned off by the idea of using live mammals on set. Read on for more on Aronofky's views on using animals in film. — Global Animal
(EXOTIC ANIMAL SMUGGLING) Earlier this month a man was caught attempting to smuggle 247 live animals aboard a transatlantic flight from Argentina to Madrid. The animals were found in a suitcase by airport staff, and included poisonous snakes and rare reptiles. Read on for more on this mans bizarre and inhumane attempt to traffic these creatures across borders, and how the Argentinian government is responding. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL WELFARE/WILDLIFE) PETA representative Merrilee Burke recently wrote a harsh letter addressed to Katy Perry's music video directors concerning the inappropriate use of exotic animals in "Roar." The Hollywood star's latest hit music video features cameos by a myriad of live animals including monkeys, tarantulas, elephants, parrots, alligators, and tigers. According to PETA, "These animals often become stressed and anxious when they are hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations. Stage sets, with their bright lights, heavy equipment, and boisterous crowds, can be very traumatic for animals, even when every precaution is taken." The organization also explicitly mentions their suspicion of the involvement of Serengeti Ranch—an animal exhibitor notorious for his multiple citations and inspections by the USDA—in supplying the animals for the shoot. PETA strongly urges the Hollywood directors to consider more humane methods of including animals in films and entertainment, praising director Rupert Wyatt of Rise of the Planet of the Apes for his use of CGI animals as an alternative to live creatures. Read the article below for more details on PETA's timely reproach and click here to see Katy Perry's music video for yourself. — Global Animal
(WILDLIFE) Whether you are deep in the outback or on the shore of a coastal cay, every destination is an exciting wildlife adventure waiting to be explored. Many organizations, including PlanetWildlife, help travelers plan the perfect animal adventure where a close encounter with incredible creatures is almost guaranteed. PlanetWildlife has just teamed up with the wildlife charity RIGHT-tourism to educate tourists about responsible travel and the fair treatment of animals. Make sure to check out their websites before traveling to your desired destination, and read on for the top 10 best wildlife travel adventures in the world. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL WELFARE) Surabaya Zoo, Indonesia's largest zoo, continues to morph into an animal cemetery as yet another animal, the zoo's last giraffe, died last week. The 30 year-old giraffe named Kliwon was discovered with a 40-pound wad of trash and plastic stuck in his belly—calling strong attention on the zoo's appalling conditions.
Two years ago, Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry upended the zoo’s management after a string of animal deaths. However, conditions have yet to improve. An average of 25 animals are dying each month at this home to over 4,000 of the rarest species in the world. Read on to learn more about the zoo's current state and sign the petition below to help save these helpless animals. — Global Animal