Posts Tagged ‘federal Animal Welfare Act’

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
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