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Project Chimps Files Suit Against Former Caretakers

Sanctuary Project Chimps has filed suit against two former employees, alleging they have spread false information about the sanctuary, violated non-disclosure agreements, defamed the organization, and driven away potential donors. Project Chimps seeks statutory relief, injunctive relief, return of property, accounting of proceeds defendants have gained through the use of proprietary information, review of defendants’ electronic devices and accounts, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. 

Ethics of Animal Rescue and Care

A new book by Elan Abrell, Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care, bridges anthropology, animal studies, and political philosophy in the first major ethnography to focus on ethical issues related to sanctuaries and other animal rescue facilities.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seeks to Continue Collecting Information from Facilities That House Big Cats

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) published notice of its intent to renew an information collection from accredited wildlife sanctuaries to determine compliance with the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, a 2003 amendment to the Lacey Act that aims to limit the trade in big cats. FWS is accepting public comments on its proposed information collection renewal through April 4, 2022.