Posts Tagged ‘USDA’

Elephant Aggression At San Antonio Zoo Alarms Top Elephant Expert

In Defense of Animals files federal complaint seeking to avert mammoth disaster San Rafael, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA) today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), citing dangerous aggression between the elephants at the San Antonio Zoo. Backed by one of the world’s leading elephant scientists, the complaint warns of dire consequences should Lucky and Boo continue ... 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 Urges Feds To Investigate Elephant Death At Wildlife Safari

Zoo urged to publicly release Tiki’s veterinary records San Rafael, Calif. (October 7, 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 Tiki, a female African elephant held at the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. Tiki died on Wednesday after suffering an unidentified illness. “Tiki’s unexpected death raises a red flag ... Full story

Geese Returning To Prospect Park Shows Slaughter Failed

As In Defense of Animals predicted, 107 new geese replaced those city killed New York, NY (August 19, 2010) – In the thirty-eight days since New York City captured and gassed to death an entire population of Canada geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, 107 new geese have taken their place, reports In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization that has campaigned to end the ... 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

Elephant Escape From Circus Spurs Federal Complaint

In Defense of Animals urges action to protect elephant and public from harm San Rafael, Calif. – In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over an incident in which an elephant named Viola temporarily escaped from the Cole Bros. Circus in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was injured after a fall. “In Defense of Animals is calling on the USDA ... 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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