Campaigners Rejoice – Bullhooks Banned

by Fleur Dawes

CAMPAIGNERS REJOICE AS BARBARIC ELEPHANT BULLHOOKS ARE BANNED FROM CALIFORNIA   Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB1062 Into Law, Protecting Elephants from Brutal Bullhook Abuse CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, (+1) 805-836-0496 Sacramento, CA (August 30, 2016) – California-based international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, has welcomed new legislation to prohibit the use of brutal bullhooks […]


Ringling Ends Use of Elephants in Its Circuses

by Caroline Saxon

  Must a New Show Go On? Ringling Bros. announced that its performing elephants will “retire” this May to a “conservation” center 18 months earlier than planned. In its announcement, Ringling Bros., and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, are parading around the buzzwords “conservation” and “retirement” like a new trick-pony. Of course we are greatly […]


Elephants Unchained from Circuses in India

by Caroline Saxon

  Mia and Sita are two 50 year old female elephants who have spent most of their lives abused and in chains as part of an Indian circus in Tiruvannamalai. But, after a 1300 mile trek in an “elephant ambulance” across the country to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, their lives of chains and […]


Join IDA to Protest Ringling Bros. Circus’ Abuse of Elephants

by Web Team

The tide is turning against businesses that seek to profit from animal suffering, like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose business model and brand are entrenched with abuse and exploitation of animals. In Ringling’s case, beating, abusing, and intimidating elephants is of paramount importance because it’s the only way elephants will perform the […]