News from last week:
*A US Federal Judge rejects claims that Ringling’s Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus mishandles endangered Asian elephants;
*A primate at a Charles River laboratory facility dies from being run through a commercial washer;
*Miss Newfoundland defends the Canadian seal hunt;
*Cambodian prosecutions of illegal logging and wildlife smuggling have increased;
and Sea Shepherd files piracy charges against a Japanese research vessel.