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Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Zoos Named and Shamed in Worst Zoo List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/22WnJl0 Mendon and New Bedford, MA (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 […]

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2015 Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

In Defense of Animals Releases 2015 List of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants.” In Defense of Animals has released its respected annual list of the “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” in North America for 2015. In its twelfth-year, the list exposes the hidden suffering of elephants in zoos, where lack of space, unsuitably cold climates and […]

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Ringling Ends Use of Elephants in Its Circuses

by Caroline Saxon

  Must a New Show Go On? Ringling Bros. announced that its performing elephants will “retire” this May to a “conservation” center 18 months earlier than planned. In its announcement, Ringling Bros., and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, are parading around the buzzwords “conservation” and “retirement” like a new trick-pony. Of course we are greatly […]

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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 […]