Posts Tagged ‘Elephants in Zoos’

Death Of Elephant Calf At Memphis Zoo Prompts Call To End Breeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mother carrying dead fetus may also be at risk of death San Rafael, Calif. (March 22, 2012) — In Defense of Animals (IDA) is calling for an end to elephant breeding, starting at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee, following the in utero death of an elephant calf. The calf is still being carried by ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Urges Feds To Investigate Elephant Death At Southwick’s Zoo

Zoo urged to publicly release Dondi’s veterinary records San Rafael, Calif. (July 30, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging an investigation into the death of Dondi, an Asian elephant held at the Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. Dondi died on Wednesday, after suffering an unidentified illness. “Dondi’s unexpected death raises a red flag because ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Urges Feds To End Dangerous Elephant Management Practice

Toledo Zoo attack spurs call for changes to federal animal protection policy San Rafael, Calif. (July 28, 2010) – The July 7th attack by a young African elephant on his keeper at the Toledo Zoo has reignited controversy over the use of circus-style training and the abusive device known as a bullhook. In Defense of Animals (IDA) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of ... Full story

Worldwide Demonstrations Mark Second Annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on Saturday

In Defense of Animals challenges zoos to use science, not emotion, in controversial elephant debate San Rafael, Calif. – On its second annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is challenging zoos to embrace the latest science that clearly identifies what elephants need to thrive, rather than continue to confine them in inadequate and unnatural zoo displays ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Blasts USDA for Forcing Elephant Move to Controversial Zoo

Unprecedented deal sends Queenie to San Antonio Zoo, denying her retirement to a natural-habitat sanctuary San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today, blasting the agency for a settlement agreement that will send a 53-year-old Asian elephant named Queenie to a grossly inadequate exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo. The transfer is ... Full story
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