- Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 8:22
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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
SINCE it was released this week, the video that shows a young elephant at the Toledo Zoo injuring his handler has been viewed more than 20,000 times. Watching the attack is instructive in several ways. It also raises important questions.
In the video, elephant handler Don RedFox enters Louie's stall twice. The first time, he's carrying treats for the 7-year-old bull elephant, which appears startled and ... Full story
911 tape suggests keeper's injuries more severe than first reported
Toledo Zoo patron Jennifer Kohler and her family walked up to an exhibit hoping to see 4,000-pound Louie the elephant go through some training exercises, she told The Blade Friday.
What the Findlay woman ended up doing instead that July 1 afternoon was to call 911 for help after she saw an elephant trainer - Don RedFox ... Full story
- Friday, July 2, 2010, 12:18
- Breaking News, Elephants
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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