CAMPAIGNS

DIRECT CARE & RESCUE

elephant in bangkok_blog

Elephant Attacks, Kills Tourist

by Jacqueline Barba

Renewed Call to End Abusive Animal Tourism in Thailand After Elephant Attacks, Kills Tourist Last week in Thailand,  a British tourist  was thrown, gored, and trampled to death by an elephant he was “riding” during a trek on the island of Koh Samui.  The media attention gained by this incident has increased pressure on the […]

RIP-Chai_bog

Beloved Elephant, Chai, Dies at Oklahoma City Zoo

by Caroline Saxon

  Second Elephant Death in Four Months Nine months after being transferred from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, Asian elephant, Chai, has been found dead at Oklahoma City Zoo, just months after the death of little Malee. At the youthful age of 37, and before the end of her first Oklahoma winter, her death […]

Esquire-Elephant_blog

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 […]

10-Worst-Zoos_blog

Worst Zoos List Reported by Daily Mail

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The Daily Mail, one of the UK’s biggest-selling daily newspapers, published an article on IDA’s recently released 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants list. With nearly two million readers a day, the Daily Mail article provides significant international traction for this list, which exposes the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America. The article lauds […]

image

Lies of Buttonwood Park Zoo and Southwick’s Zoo Challenged

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

We’re thrilled about all the positive media attention our 2015 Top Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants List is getting, though we’re eager to challenge the inaccurate responses by Buttonwood Zoo and Southwick’s Zoo in Massachusetts which were published in an article by the Boston Globe called, “the elephant -or two-in the room.” While the article […]

NewsReleaseGreen

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 […]

NewsReleaseGreen

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 […]

NewsReleaseGreen

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 […]

NewsReleaseGreen

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 […]