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Encouraging News for California’s Captive Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  SB 1062, the California Bullhook Ban won a 12-2 favorable vote in the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Assembly Meeting at the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday morning.  While there is still a ways to go for this bill to become law, things are definitely looking up for captive elephants in California today! Last […]

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“Gods in Shackles” is a Must See!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Gods in Shackles is a game-changing documentary for elephants. This film exposes the brutal exploitation suffered by thousands of temple elephants used for Southern India’s glamorous cultural and religious festivals. If you are in the Los Angeles area on June 19th, please come out to support this important documentary film. More info can be found […]

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Justice for Harambe – Shot by the Cincinnati Zoo

by Ryan Murphy

  Caged and killed. These words describe Harambe’s life and now his death. Just one day after celebrating his 17th birthday, on May 28th, Harambe was gunned down after a boy slipped into the gorilla’s confined enclosure. This incident shows how dangerous zoos can be for humans, as well as animals. This was a tragic […]

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Send Elephants from A Worst Zoo to Sanctuary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  What You Can Do For Elephants in North America’s #5 Worst Zoo For the last thirty years, Asian elephants Ruth and Emily have been forced to share a tiny exhibit in the cold winter city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Emily outweighs Ruth by 1,200 pounds, and these two do not DO NOT get along. […]

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Urgent: Stop Wild Horse Experiments

by Lisa Levinson

  Your action is urgently needed to prevent the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plans to conduct cruel and unethical sterilization experiments on wild horses this spring, including painful and life-threatening surgeries on pregnant mares and young fillies in non-sterile environments. The timing is critical. BLM will publish its Decision Record and Finding of No […]

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#4 Worst Zoo For Elephants: What You Can Do

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Un-Natural Elephant Deaths at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon For over five years running, Wildlife Safari, a drive-through wild animal park in Winston, Oregon, has featured on In Defense of Animals’ list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants. Wildlife Safari claims to be committed to the “conservation, preservation, and research of native and exotic […]

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Stop Wild Horse Wipeout in Wyoming

by Ryan Murphy

  The existence of wild horses in the US is in jeopardy. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again, continuing to support the interests of ranchers, and its latest plans involve rounding up horses in Wyoming’s Checkerboard lands. The 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act requires that the BLM remove wild […]

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Get African Elephants Classified as Endangered Species

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  African elephants are currently listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering uplisting them to “endangered,” which would help to dramatically increase their protection. The issue is open for public comments until May 16th to help determine if the change in status is appropriate and […]

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Calling on Friends of Elephants in Portland, Oregon!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  April 16th Rally for Packy’s 54th Birthday at Oregon Zoo Join In Defense of Animals along with Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE) and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants (FoWPZE) on April 16th to let Packy know that we continue to advocate for his freedom. Packy, North America’s oldest living elephant, has spent every one of […]