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Elephants Unchained from Circuses in India

by Caroline Saxon

  Mia and Sita are two 50 year old female elephants who have spent most of their lives abused and in chains as part of an Indian circus in Tiruvannamalai. But, after a 1300 mile trek in an “elephant ambulance” across the country to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, their lives of chains and […]

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NOTORIOUS OREGON ZOO SLAMMED FOR SECOND ELEPHANT DEATH

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Notorious Oregon Zoo Slammed For Second Elephant Death Portland, OR (December 23, 2015) – In Defense of Animals has slammed Oregon Zoo for the death of a second elephant this year. 45 year old male Asian elephant Tusko suffered a range of captivity-related ailments for […]

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2 Protests for Elephants This Month in Oregon

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

**Oregon Activists**2 Protests for Elephants This Month (December 15th and 19th)**************************************************************************** Join the Protest at Opening of Elephant “Waste” Lands on Tuesday, December 15th This protest is sponsored by Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE) and IDA (In Defense of Animals) to counter the propaganda about the zoo’s new “Elephant Lands” exhibit, which we call […]

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Three Nashville Zoo Elephants win their Freedom!

by Caroline Saxon

  Three female African elephants who have lived most of their lives in the confines of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Tennessee have just won back their freedom, and with it, the power to make their own decisions. The well known Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary welcomes Hadari, 33, Sukari, 31, and Rosie, 44, to their […]

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62 Zimbabwe Elephants Poisoned with Cyanide – and then Butchered for their Tusks

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  At least 62 elephants, including babies, were brutally murdered by being poisoned with cyanide in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. At first it was assumed that poachers were responsible, but as this horror story continues to unfold, a top police assistant commissioner and other officials, are now suspect. A “huge and powerful poaching syndicate” […]

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Great News For Wildlife From the State of Washington!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Washington residents vote to protect wildlife with the passage of ‘Washington Animal Trafficking Initiative’ Earlier this week, Initiative 1401 won in every county in Washington, with a statewide lead of 71 to 29 percent to protect wildlife from illegal trafficking. The measure will “prohibit the purchase, sale, and distribution of products made from a list […]

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3 US Zoos About to Import 18 Swaziland Elephants

by Caroline Saxon

Act Now to Stop Them IDA joins with 75 leading scientists, conservationists, elephant welfare experts and policy makers, united in opposition and outrage at the proposed import of 18 elephants from Swaziland destined for 3 US zoos. Dallas Zoo in Texas, Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska, and Sedgewick County Zoo in Kansas have import permits […]

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Portland Premiere of “From Suffering to Satori”

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

**Oregon Residents** Join Us for the Portland Premiere of “From Suffering to Satori” A Benefit for Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE) Come to a special film event to support captive animals. Seven years in the making, “From Suffering to Satori” chronicles one woman’s journey from ignorance to awareness about the plight of elephants and […]

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U.S. Zoos Want to Import Wild Elephants from Swaziland

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Join The Rumble! We recently announced that three U.S. zoos are trying to import 18 wild elephants from Swaziland, a small, monarchy-run kingdom in Southern Africa. U.S. zoos are once again raiding the wild for elephants to put on display. The Dallas Zoo in Texas, Omaha Zoo in Nebraska, and Sedgwick County Zoo in […]

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One or One Hundred Thousand Too Many

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Another Tragic Victim of Trophy Hunting Greed On Oct. 8 of this year, near Zimbabwe’s southern Gonarezhou National Park, another exceptionally majestic elephant was gunned down and killed for no reason, other than the profound self-serving greed of an unnamed German hunter who paid $61,000 to end a thriving and exceptional bull male elephant’s life. […]