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Help Spring Lucky the Elephant to Sanctuary!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this month, IDA put the spotlight on our 2014 number two Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where 54 year old Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, survives in a most unlucky predicament. Many of you sent in a lucky penny to the zoo in hopes that Lucky would get lucky […]

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Baby Elephants Kidnapped in Zimbabwe

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  An Update and How You Can Help In spite of a global outcry surrounding Zimbabwe’s capture and export of approximately 80 baby elephants, the country’s President Robert Mugumbe is not changing his mind. According to National Geographic’s primary source in Zimbabwe, the young elephants, between two and four years old, captured in November of […]

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An Unlucky Elephant Needs a Little Luck

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Mail a lucky penny to an unlucky elephant this month. This month, IDA puts the spotlight on our 2014 #2 Worst Zoo for Elephants, the San Antonio Zoo, where Lucky, the last surviving Asian elephant, at 54 survives in a most unlucky predicament. She needs to be retired to an accredited sanctuary where she can […]

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Ringling Pledges an End to Elephant Acts

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Celebrate the Beginning of the End of a Cruel Circus Era! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ infamous elephant shows will end! Parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced this week that their 13 performing elephants will sent to the Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida in 2018. To YOU, who have ever stood out […]

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Save Seattle Elephants from Tornado Alley

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Woodland Park Zoo Chooses Suffering over Sanctuary for Elephants, Bamboo and Chai Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and city council now hold the key to either suffering or sanctuary for Bamboo and Chai. As you read this, the Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) is preparing Asian Elephants, Bamboo, 47 and Chai, 35, to travel in crates […]

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Zimbabwe Plowing Forward With Baby Elephant Exports

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Despite international protests from concerned people across the globe, the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe seems to be moving forward with its plan to export an undetermined number of baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates, and France. These elephant toddlers were cruelly captured during a mass roundup that used helicopters in coordination with armed […]

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IDA Denounces Woodland Park Zoo’s Elephant Program Plan

by Nicole Meyer

Today, In Defense of Animals and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, a Seattle advocacy group, released the following joint news release denouncing the Zoo’s plan for its elephant program. IDA and Friends have long advocated for the humane retirement of Bamboo, Chai, and Watoto to a sanctuary. In response to increased criticism, the Zoo […]