Posts Tagged ‘Elephants’

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 Applauds Dramatic Policy Shift That Ends Most Cruel Training Of Elephants In Zoos

San Rafael, Calif. (August 22, 2011) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) is applauding a momentous change in policy by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that would bring an end to the most cruel training practices in zoos. The zoo industry trade association announced that by September 1, 2014, keepers in AZA zoos would no longer be able to share the same unrestricted ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Urges Feds to Bust Cole Brothers Circus

Animal protection organization uncovers scheme to circumvent federal law San Rafael, Calif. (November 4, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action against the Cole Brothers Circus for its seeming role in an elaborate scheme to circumvent federal animal welfare laws by helping Florida-based animal handler Lance Ramos Kollman exhibit his ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Blasts San Diego Zoo Plan To Loan Elephants To Los Angeles Zoo

San Rafael, Calif. (October 30, 2010) –  In Defense of Animals (IDA) is blasting the San Diego Zoo for its plan to loan two elephants to the Los Angeles Zoo, claiming the move is detrimental to the elephants’ welfare. The San Diego Zoo received Tina and Jewel after they were removed by federal agencies from an abusive circus handler last year. “Scientific research shows that inter-zoo transfers ... Full story

Toledo Zoo Elephant Attack Was Preventable

In Defense of Animals calls on zoo to immediately switch to safer training method for three elephants San Rafael, Calif. – Following the horrific attack that left an elephant keeper seriously injured, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is calling on the Toledo Zoo to end its use of archaic circus-style training that puts keepers at high risk of injury and death and is inhumane for the ... Full story

Rock Island County Commission Lacks Critical Elephant Welfare Information Needed For Tuesday Vote on Zoo Ticket Increase

In Defense of Animals urges tabling of vote pending elephant welfare assessment Coal Valley, Illinois. (May 17, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) is urging the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission to table a Tuesday vote on an increase in ticket prices at the Niabi Zoo meant to help fund a $3 million elephant barn expansion, until it can fully investigate the health of ... Full story

St. Louis Zoo Accused of Violating Federal Law With Dangerous Elephant Breeding Practices

San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the St. Louis Zoo’s elephant breeding practices violate the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly exposing offspring to an unacceptably high risk of infection with the often-fatal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). The zoo recently announced the pregnancy of a second elephant, Ellie. Her ... Full story

Woodland Park Zoo Accused of Violating Federal Law With Dangerous Elephant Breeding Practices

San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the Woodland Park Zoo’s elephant breeding practices violates the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly exposing offspring to an unacceptably high risk of infection with the often-fatal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). The zoo recently announced it had again artificially inseminated the elephant Chai. “It ... Full story

IDA Files USDA Complaints Against Four Zoos for Dangerous Breeding Practices

San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), charging that the Oklahoma City Zoo’s elephant breeding practices violates the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly exposing offspring to an unacceptably high risk of infection with the often-fatal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). The zoo is attempting to breed Chandra, who survived EEHV and likely ... Full story

What about Maude? A recommendation

In Defense of Animals, an international animal–protection organization in San Rafael, Calif, has sent a letter to Central Florida Zoo CEO Joe Montisano, urging him to retire Maude, the zoo’s Asian elephant who is bereft since the death of her longtime companion, Mary. The group says that in the past, the zoo has indicated that when one of the elephants died, it would consider moving ... Full story
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