Posts Tagged ‘elephant cruelty’

Elephant Escape From Circus Spurs Federal Complaint

In Defense of Animals urges action to protect elephant and public from harm San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over an incident in which an elephant named Viola temporarily escaped from the Cole Bros. Circus in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was injured after a fall. “In Defense of Animals is calling on the USDA ... Full story

TONIGHT IN GREENVILLE: Residents Protest Carson & Barnes Circus

TONIGHT IN GREENVILLE:  Residents Protest Carson & Barnes Circus Elephants Taken From Wild As Babies Forced To Perform Greenville, Miss. – In Defense of Animals, animal advocates and concerned citizens will join to protest the Carson & Barnes Circus, which opens at the Greenville Mall tonight. Information will be distributed about the inherent cruelty of using animals in circuses, where they are brutally trained to perform unnatural ... Full story

Death of Shrine Circus Elephant Handler Mirrors SeaWorld Orca Tragedy

Use of elephants in entertainment is as cruel and more dangerous than use of Orcas San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) is calling for an end to the use of elephants in circuses, following the death Friday of a Shrine Circus elephant handler in Pennsylvania after being struck by an African elephant named Dumbo. The incident comes just six weeks after an orca ... Full story
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