Posts Tagged ‘MA’

Dead Southwick’s Zoo Elephant Had Tuberculosis

Zoo urged to release autopsy report due to serious public health concerns San Rafael, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2010) – In light of the alarming news that an elephant who gave rides at the Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts died from tuberculosis, In Defense of Animals (IDA) sent an urgent letter to the zoo today, demanding the immediate release of the elephant’s necropsy report. According to an article ... 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

Wellesley Man Receives National Award For Rescuing Turtles

Wellesley, Mass. (May 11, 2010) – In Defense of Animals’ (IDA) Guardian Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate extraordinary care and compassion toward other species. May is Guardian Month and IDA is presenting a series of Guardian Awards to celebrate. The first goes to Bill DeVasher of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who for 25 years has been a savior and guardian to turtles. Due to their slow speed, ... Full story
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