All posts in Captive Exotic

Laura Fletcher-Taylor, co-Founder of Loving Friends Transport

Laura Fletcher-Taylor—co-founder of Loving Friends Transport, a Clearwater, FL-based nonprofit that transports animals from overcrowded shelters in one part of the country to shelters in another part, where they stand a much better chance of being adopted; they also transport animals from such crisis situations as hurricanes, hoarding cases and puppy mill raids—discusses her longstanding devotion to caring for animals, whether tending to injured ones as a little kid or, as a college student, looking after horses who were foaling. Read more…

Claudine André, bonobo partisan

Claudine André—a Belgian conservationist who in 1994 founded Lola Ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—provides an overview of bonobos…

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Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

 

Kari Bagnall—founder and director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary—recounts the history of how she launched this facility in Gainesville, FL that houses for more than 100 monkeys that were formerly part of the exotic pet trade or had been used in laboratory research. Read more…

Featuring Two Activists, The Co-Founder Of The Elephant Sanctuary & The VP of Corporate Communications at Feld Entertainment/Ringling

GUEST: Scott Blais, Suzanne House, Stephen Payne, Bryan Wilson–Panel Discussion About Ringling Circus

Every year since we launched “Talking Animals” in Southern California in 2003, we’ve devoted at least one show annually to spotlighting the plight of the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey circus animals, pegged to Ringling’s local engagement–the Tampa stint opened tonight. Read more…

Karen Atwood, of Florida Parrot Rescue

Karen Atwood–Senior West Coast Vice President and Southwest Coast Foster Coordinator for Florida Parrot Rescue–discusses the founding and evolution of Florida Parrot Rescue (earlier called Tampa Bay Parrot Rescue), and how her own involvement began. Read more…