23Feb14 - Breaking News: The APPEAL of HABEAS CORPUS for ARTURO was GRANTED!!! Read more/How to help!
14Feb14 - A Life So Intolerable Polar Bear Arturo is Going Insane
"The humane society is calling on the Canadian government to pressure the Argentinian government to have the polar bear moved out of the Mendoza Zoo. Bill McDonald, CEO of the Winnipeg Humane Society, says Argentina’s hot weather is just not suitable for a polar bear...."
13Feb14 - Updated Petitions: http://tiny.cc/arturo-pb
"An organization of lawyers defending animal rights has filed a petition in an Argentine court on behalf of Arturo the polar bear.... "It's summertime in Argentina right now and courts grind to a halt with so many people on vacation, she [Arentsen] said. Meanwhile, Arturo has to endure daytime highs of close to 40 C, she said. "This summer is very hot."
11Feb14 - Assiniboine Park Conservancy Update regarding Argentinean Polar Bear, Arturo
10Feb14 - AMPROS participa de la Junta Medica Veterinaria relacionada con el Oso Arturo /
AMPROS part of the Veterinary Medical Board related to Arturo the Polar Bear
10Feb14 - Urso polar Arturo fica na Argentina (1:20 Portugues) / Polar Bear Arturo in Argentina
8Feb14 - Presentaron un hábeas corpus para liberar a Arturo / Filed a habeas corpus to liberate Arthur
"Association of Professional Attorneys for the Rights of Animals (AFADA), went further and presented yesterday, the same day it was determined the non-transfer of Arturo, a habeas corpus petition Mendoza Justice because they believe that Arthur is unlawfully deprived of his liberty, as expressed in this judicial figure."
See also from @peteswildlife:
8Feb14 - Arturo, "a polar bear in the Argentine desert," stays in his zoo
"’The evaluation they did was visual, without touching him, observing him from a distance," complained Gabriel Flores, an activist of the Ecologists United movement, which for more than a year had denounced Arturo's living conditions. ‘They only checked how he walks, how he eats, and how he swims. It was a halfway fake evaluation that doesn't convince us at all,’ he said.”
7Feb14 - Experts nix Canada move for sad Argentine polar bear
Arturo does not pass medical observation performed by alleged biased experts. Staying in Argentina. “Experts from Argentina, Canada, Chile and Uruguay considered the case, they decided it was best to leave Arturo in Argentina.” They said, "'He is fine, in good condition' right where he is.”
26Nov13 - Before being audited, improve Arturo bear cage to withstand the summer
English translation: http://bit.ly/1fIfzCt
“The man who has starred in a number of controversies following his appointment as head of Zoo said: "Arturo has 24-hour guard, a vet tells me every day about their health and have increased jauleros who care for him."
5Feb14 - Argentinean Polar Bear, Arturo, Unlikely to be to be Transferred to Canada
5Feb14 - [Canadian] Zoo blocked from saving Argentine polar
5Feb14 - Argentinian polar bear not coming to Winnipeg [Canada]
27Jan14 - "Polar Bear to be Transferred to Canada: Mendoza’s provincial
government confirmed on Friday that they would transfer a polar bear resident
in the city’s zoo to a reserve in Canada. Assiniboine
polar bear conservation centre had offered to take the 29-year-old bear, called
Arturo, and after a campaign backed by Greenpeace highlighting the
record-breaking summer temperatures, the provincial government rescinded, and
announced that Arturo will be moved as soon as he is given the medical
all-clear. The move has been welcomed by conservationists, as last summer a
polar bear in Buenos Aires city zoo
died due to a combination of high temperatures and fireworks over the Christmas
vet team (of natl/intl professionals) to conduct medical exam to determine
Arturo's fitness to relocate to Canada.
24Jan14 - Greenpeace joined the transport order Arturo Bear (translated)
21Jan14 - Greenpeace calls for "urgent" move of Argentine polar bear Arturo (translated)
*29Dec13 - Man [Lucas Saa] Wants Polar Bear in Winnipeg (1 min)
20Dec13 - Activists struggle to get elderly polar bear out of the Argentina heat
15Nov13 - Letter from campaigner Dr. Maria Fernanda Arentsen re: #Arturo2Canada
30Oct13 - Argentine bear may join Churchill orphan at city zoo
"Arturo needs to pass the various medical checks to be deemed a suitable candidate, and if or when that happens, he won't be transported until April or May of next year ."
24Sept13 - Zoo weighs rescue effort for Argentina polar bear
"The Assiniboine Park Conservancy confirmed Monday it is sending a team of four experts to Argentina, likely in November, to assess the bear." This trip was later canceled by the Argentine party.
12Apr13? - CBC NEWS CANADA video re: Arturo - features Dr. Arentsen (1:41) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZyb3WItFjs
See: Send 'sad' Argentinian polar bear to Canada, supporters urge
Canadian zoo that refused Arturo:
International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC) at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
"The IPBCC and the Journey to Churchill exhibit are expected to open in summer of 2014." http://bit.ly/1nCXnQC
This Plan B option is no longer available. 12Feb14
29Oct13 - VIDEO: A happy new life for polar bear Yupi at Doncaster’s wildlife park [UK]
This UK zoo is planning on receiving Mexico's Yupi this spring/summer. An exhibit for polar bears in need of rescuing is being built. It is 15 acres & may be largest polar bear exhibit in world. Supposed to be finished in early 2014. ZoocheckCanada is overseeing Yupi’s transfer.
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