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What You Can Do


You, too, can be a strong advocate for elephants in zoos and circuses. Below are several suggested actions you can take.

Join IDA’s Elephant Task Force
Click here to learn more and sign up.

Zoos:

  • Monitor elephants at your local zoo to document conditions and activity with video and/or photographs
  • Let your family and friends know how elephants suffer in captivity
  • Hold neighborhood meetings to help raise awareness
  • Get permission to talk to students at your local schools about elephants in captivity and the need to conserve the species in the wild
  • Organize a protest

Circuses:

  • Contact your state and town officials and ask them to enact a legal ban on animals used in circuses
  • Tell your friends and family not to attend circuses that use animals
  • Urge sponsors to cancel circus promotions
  • Post informative comments on social media sites and ask others to share
  • Organize a protest
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper or submit an op-ed
  • Get permission to talk to students at your local schools about elephants in captivity and the need to conserve the species in the wild

If you haven’t already, sign up for IDA’s Animal News Weekly email to receive updates and action alerts on all IDA campaigns, including the Elephant Protection Campaign. Make sure to fill in your complete address if you want to receive alerts specific to your area. This helps us reach out to supporters when a local issue is most effectively addressed by area advocates.

For more information, contact:
Zoos@idausa.org
Circus@idausa.org