Asia for Animals calls on the mayor of Sapporo City to stop the transfer of four elephants from the wilds of Myanmar to the Maruyama Zoo in Japan.
Browsing: Zoos & Aquariums
A project to keep dolphins in captivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands is endangering 250 coral colonies within the proposed enclosure area. However, there is an alternative that could help preserve the coral reefs, enhance tourism, and avoid holding dolphins in captivity.
In this week’s report, the Animal People Forum reviews current events involving pigs in Europe, Montreal’s ban on pit bulls, and how NOT to “rescue” zoo penguins.
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Bali, Indonesia to prevent construction of dolphin cages offshore, which would confine wild-caught dolphins as a tourist attraction.
Asia for Animals calls on the Malaysian government to intervene on behalf of Lasah, a wild-caught elephant forced to provide rides for tourists, rehoming him to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.
The Moca Zoo in the Dominican Republic was built 32 years ago above an open septic pool. The animals are sick and continue dying with no appropriate veterinary care whatsoever. SODOPRECA is fighting to end their suffering in these squalorous conditions.
Asia for Animals calls on the Mayor of Sapporo City to revoke permission to Maruyama Zoo to import four Asian elephants from their native Myanmar to Japan. There are grave concerns regarding the impact an international relocation could have on the elephants’ welfare.
Towan was born in Woodland Park Zoo in 1968, and he remained there until he died. If you’ve visited the orangutans at the zoo in Seattle, you’ve likely seen him, and you’d probably remember him for his big, soulful, searching eyes, which were often aimed at the humans who trailed by his enclosure. I had the pleasure of seeing Towan spend many days doing two of the things he did best: creating art, and connecting with humans in a way that changed them forever.
Asia for Animals calls on Shanghai Circus World to cancel plans for a macaque training school and phase out the use of animals in its performances, relying instead on human skill and acrobatics to build its reputation.
Asian elephant Chai, 37, dies at Oklahoma City Zoo following extended battle to retire her to a sanctuary
Chai’s life was tragic and characterized by deprivation. As those who knew her in Seattle and beyond mourn her loss, we also hope that her story inspires others to continue the fight to phase out elephant programs in zoos, so that not one more elephant suffers or dies simply to entertain humans.
Asia for Animals condemns the poor living conditions for animals currently housed at the recently-opened “Zhengjia Polar Ocean World” facility in Guangzhou, China, and urges the owners to take immediate steps to improve the welfare of the animals and reconsider the exhibition of marine and arctic wildlife in this and future shopping malls.