Ivory Blog

China’s Claims and Commercial Contradictions

by Lindsay Morgan

  Ivory Trade Down — But Trade in Live Baby Elephants Up With an unprecedented announcement that it will end its insatiable ivory trade, China finally seemed to respond to the global outrage against elephant poaching that has gained unstoppable worldwide momentum. Yet celebration is curtailed as we learn that China will import almost 30 […]


International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Join us in Solidarity on Sunday, June 28 – in person or online! IDA first launched ‘The International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos’ (IDAEZ) in 2009, a global event to raise awareness about the plight of elephants in zoos and to end their suffering – and ideally – to send elephants in […]


Exposé Expanded

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Exposé Expanded on Oregon Zoo Elephants The Unaffordable Truth: How private should public records be? Earlier this month, IDA shared a provocative 4-part exposé by Portland’s Carla Castano of KOIN 6 news on Oregon Zoo’s (OZ) long history of lies and manipulation about elephant welfare.With so many skeletons leaping out of the zoo’s closet, […]


Elephant Expose at Oregon Zoo

by Caroline Saxon

  A searing and seminal report on Oregon Zoo’s mistreated elephants by KOIN 6 news in Portland and IDA in the News. In an unprecedented, in-depth investigation, Carla Castano of KOIN 6 news in Portland Oregon has exposed the dark truth of the Oregon Zoo’s (OZ) long-suffering captive elephants. This four-part series puts into question […]


Sneaky Trapping Bill Defeated!

by Anja Heister

Bill that Sought to Hide Trapping behind Hunting VETOED by Montana’s Governor What a relief! On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock used his veto power to prevent Senate Bill 334 from becoming law. Read his letter here. Touted as a bill introducted for the purpose of allegedly “cleaning up” several sections of the Montana Code […]


For Chai & Bamboo a Zoo Won’t Do!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Bamboo and Chai’s Saga for Elephant Sanctuary Peaks with Federal Injunction This week, the Elephant Justice Project (EJP), represented by Smith &Lowney, P.L.L.C., filed a request in federal court requesting an injunction to keep elephants Chai and Bamboo at the San Diego Zoo in California until they can be sent to PAWS sanctuary just […]


Help Chai & Bamboo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Woodland Park Zoo’s Two Elephants Stranded in San Diego Zoo! With Jane Goodall’s Voice for Chai and Bamboo, the Fight for Sanctuary Continues Nationwide On April 16, the already-beleaguered elephants, Bamboo and Chai, were loaded like product cargo into steel shipping containers at Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) in Seattle. Unfortunately, they were not headed […]