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#2 Worst Zoo – What You Can Do:

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  If Virginia is for Lovers, Why is Asha Still Alone? This month, our spotlight for In Defense of Animals’ Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants is trained on the #2 worst offender (and #1 offender of 2014), Natural Bridge Zoo in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  32-year-old female elephant Asha lives a most unnatural life. If nothing […]

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Stolen Swaziland Elephants Begin Life Sentence in 3 U.S. Zoo

by Caroline Saxon

  Swaziland’s “Stolen 18” elephants are now 17, due to the death in December of one of the male bulls, apparently kept secret from the public. These 17 elephants, captured for three U.S. zoos under the guise of “saving” them, have begun serving their life sentences at the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas […]

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Experts Agree: Zoos Do More Harm Than Good

by Jacqueline Barba

Across their 5,500-year history, and regardless of improvements through the ages, the central problem of zoos has remained the same: zoos cannot accommodate the psychological and physical needs of the animals they keep captive. Claims that captivity somehow benefits animals at-risk in the wild ring equally hollow. A recent column by Antonia Russo makes this […]

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Our 2015 Hall of Shame Winner…

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Our 2015 Hall of Shame Winner in the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants List is the Bronx Zoo, where 44-year-old Happy, a miserable elephant, resides alone. In Esquire’s “Why Elephants in American Zoos May Be the Next Orcas in Blackfish,” Happy’s story is told and our very own Toni Frohoff, Ph.D. explains in detail […]

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Two Oregon Zoos Named and Shamed in Worst Zoo List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Two Oregon Zoos Named and Shamed in Worst Zoo List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Portland and Winston, OR (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North […]

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Monterey Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoo for Elephants List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Monterey Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoo for Elephants List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Salinas, CA (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America, with Monterey […]

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Edmonton Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoos List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Edmonton Zoo Shamed in Worst Zoos List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Edmonton, Alberta (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America, with Edmonton Zoo […]

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Sedgwick County Zoo Shamed As #1 Worst Zoo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Sedgwick County Zoo Shamed As #1 Worst Zoo IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Sedgwick, KS (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America, with Sedgwick County […]

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Two Texas Zoos Named and Shamed in Worst Zoos List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Two Texas Zoos Named and Shamed in Worst Zoos List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Dallas and San Antonio, TX (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in […]

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Oklahoma City Zoo Named and Shamed in Worst Zoo List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Oklahoma City Zoo Named and Shamed in Worst Zoo List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Oklahoma City, OK (Jan 12, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America, […]