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Animal Advocate Inc. was formed in December 2005  —  we now have a whole new look!  We hope you like the clean, contemporary look of the website, and that you will find it easy to navigate.  We have also updated the website’s content, and have added new areas to highlight some of our recent work.

Check out the new webpage for “Rusti Escapes!” — a short documentary film by cb/n Productions and Animal Advocate Inc., about one of Honolulu’s most famous residents, Rusti the orangutan.

The film has been honored with the following laurels:

 “Rusti Escapes!”  Wins The Best Shorts Competition Award of Excellence — 7/16/2012
“Rusti Escapes!”  Earns an Official Selection at Utopia Film Festival — 9/2/2012   
 ** UPDATE 10/19/12 — “Rusti Escapes!”  Wins Best Short Film award at Utopia Film Festival! 
“Rusti Escapes!”  Receives an Honorable Mention at Bayou City Film Festival  —  9/30/2012
“Rusti Escapes!”  Wins Aloha Accolade Award at the Honolulu Film Awards!  —  4/12/2013
“Rusti Escapes!”  Becomes Part of the Collection at the Animal Advocacy Museum  —  5/2/2013
“Rusti Escapes!”  Selected for Screening at Utopia’s 10th Anniversary Celebration — 5/17/14


Be sure to read our Rusti webpage to get all the info about this documentary.


Click on any of the “Categories” from the drop-down list at the upper right side of this page, to view our many posts, articles, etc.

Or, take a look back at our previous work on subjects ranging from cruel confinement of “pet” animals, to contaminated meat and the degradation of our food supply, to the issue of backyard slaughter and the consumption of dog meat here in Hawai’i.

Check out the great animal rights quotes on our PHOTOS page (we’ve added some new ones!).  The quotes are interspersed among photos of animals here in Hawai’i (many of them endangered species), and photos of animals living in India and South America.

And, don’t forget to check out Animal Advocate Inc. and “Rusti Escapes!” on our Facebook pages!


Animal Advocate Inc.
Honolulu, Hawaii

“Rusti The Orangutan”

“Journey to Utopia” By Scott Davis, 10/19/12 Animal Advocate Inc.’s film “Rusti Escapes!” wins award for Best Short Film at the 2012 Utopia Film Festival Judged against more than 30 independent short films from across the world, “Rusti Escapes!” was one of four films in the festival to receive an award. The documentary is … …

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“Wisdom From Antiquity to Present”

“Wisdom From Antiquity to Present” Animal Advocate Inc’s newest video features more than 20 of the most powerful animal rights quotes from history’s most enlightened leaders. This uplifting and empowering 6-minute video is played to Pachelbel’s Canon, and is a testimony to the essential truth that human happiness is inextricably tied to our treatment of …

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Where is Rex?

WHERE IS REX?  Hawaiian Humane Society adopts woman’s dog to another family   By PAM DAVIS and SCOTT DAVIS, Animal Advocate Inc., 1/15/12 Imagine flying across the world to raise money for homeless children in Africa, returning home and finding your own “child” is missing. That’s what happened to Elzbieta Trzeciak of O’ahu, who was …

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“The Pearl City Feral Cats”

The Deaths of 10 Cats at the Hands of the City — Why Did They Have to Die?   On October 6, 2010, Animal Advocate Inc. received word that Mr. Richard Crabbe, an employee at the Pearl City Refuse Yard (952 3rd Street in Pearl City, O’ahu), was ordered to trap the feral cats who …

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“The Hawaiian Humane Society’s Conduct in the Norman Pang Case”

OUR LETTERS REGARDING THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY Mr. Norman Pang, formerly of Animal Haven, a no-kill animal shelter in Waianae (O’ahu), has filed a lawsuit in FEDERAL COURT against the Hawaiian Humane Society (“HHS”), and others.  Animal Advocate Inc. is very concerned about the conduct of the HHS as described in court filings in the …

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“Mammalian Mass Extinction Looms”

THE EASTERNER October 15, 2008 Edition  —  By Scott Davis, Staff Writer. I think people should be particularly aware of the confounding discovery reported on CNN’s Web page last week, “1 in 4 Mammals at Risk of Extinction, Scientists Say.”   Basically, the article states what is self-evident in the title — that a quarter of …

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“Downer Cows, the Meat Supply, and You”

On March 4, 2008, about 17 tons of potentially tainted and dangerous meat was dumped at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill on the Waianae Coast of O’ahu.  We have photos and video of the dumping of the meat. According to media reports, Hawaii school cafeterias were instructed to store any raw and/or frozen beef they might …

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“Death of the Dog-Meat Bill and The Failure of Our Legislature”

The Island Vegetarian Issue:  Apr – Jun 2005 by Pam Davis, VSH Member   As some of you may remember, a few months ago we told you about an undercover investigation revealing the existence of a thriving dog-meat trade in our state.   The investigation was conducted by Carroll Cox of EnviroWatch, Inc. Mr. Cox posed …

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