The overwhelming conclusion of a captive elephant conference held recently in South Africa was that no new elephants should be placed in captivity and elephants currently in captivity should be rewilded.
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The lawsuit is attempting to obtain information about the zoo’s two elephants, who are held separately in solitary confinement, in defiance of every recommendation regarding the social needs of elephants.
Despite more than five years of non-compliance proceedings, there has been virtually no progress in Laos in relation to its pledge to phase out tiger farms. It’s now time for CITES trade sanctions
An estimated 79% of animals in UK aquariums were caught in the wild. Many die during capture, transportation, and following importation.
Undercover research shows birds of prey in UK zoos are routinely tied down to the ground for long hours, can be effectively starved until they perform in flying displays and live in poor conditions.
United States zoos now plan to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe, undeterred by the international uproar over their 2016 import of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has announced that it will phase out the use of bullhooks—cruel weapons used on captive elephants to force them to do the bidding of human masters.
In the video, the elephants are forced to perform tricks and show signs of immense stress. Once again, this shows that entertainment trumps while the elephants’ welfare is pushed aside.
Fur-Ever Wild is a Minnesota-based business that displays wolves and other wildlife in a roadside zoo, breeds wolf pups for petting interactions, and later skins the wolves for their pelts, which are sold for a profit.
Like circuses, zoos are a sign of their time, and the time where we think keeping animals in cages is entertaining or appropriate should be coming to an end.
‘Lonely Lammie’ has become the poster animal of South Africa’s struggling captive animals since the death of her partner Kinkel last year. The zoo’s decision flies in the face of worldwide outcry and numerous specialist recommendations.
After a recent visit to Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, Tucker was so disturbed by the conditions and health of the animals she felt compelled to stand up and advocate on their behalf. Please take action and urge the USDA to investigate the roadside zoo.