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  • Thai Elephant Stature
    Hunting has catastrophic effects on tropical forests
    Doubtful that this news will stop the slaughter, but excessive hunting of elephants, referred to as over-hunting, is not only devastating for elephants, but it also ruins forest habitats, which more than elephants call home.University of Florida...
  • Innocence, magic feathers, and Walt Disney's 'Dumbo'
    Innocence, magic feathers, and Walt Disney's 'Dumbo'
    "Dumbo" is one of Disney’s most original and beloved classics. The essence of what makes this film so attractive is derived from the simplistic charm of a well-told story and a character that children and adults alike can identify...
  • Humane group criticizes Pittsburgh Zoo for using dogs to control elephants
    Humane group criticizes Pittsburgh Zoo for using dogs to control elephants
    The United States Department of Agriculture is investigating claims of violating state laws that prohibit dogs from chasing or pursuing wild animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Brittany Peet, deputy...
  • 'My Bibi Always Remembers' by Toni Buzzeo: Picture book about a baby elephant
    'My Bibi Always Remembers' by Toni Buzzeo: Picture book about a baby elephant
    In "My Bibi Always Remembers" by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, a baby elephant named Tembo learns that her grandmother, Bibi, will make sure that she doesn't get lost.The elephants are searching for water, and Bibi,...
  • Woodland Park Zoo elephants
    Woodland Park Zoo responds to The Seattle Times' poll
    Earlier this week, The Seattle Times published the results of a poll posted on their website asking readers about the elephant habitat at the Woodland Park Zoo. An overwhelming 84 percent said they believe the exhibit should be shut down....
  • Ringling Bros
    USPS Launch Elephant Abuse Stamps
    Global Conservation Group Action Alert:The United States Postal Service released a limited edition "Ringling Brothers Circus" stamp, which promotes cruelty to animals in the circus. Animals in the circus are mistreated, abused, beaten...
  • Asian elephants
    Seattle Times readers want Woodland Park Zoo's elephant exhibit closed
    Last week, The Seattle Times asked readers whether the Woodland Park Zoo should send its elephants to an animal sanctuary. Yesterday, September 2 the Times shared the poll's results which found84 percent of readers feel the zoo’s...
  • Ringling Bros. popularity plummeting with animal cruelty protests
    Ringling Bros. popularity plummeting with animal cruelty protests
    Ringling Bros. Circus, which has scheduled visits to Washington State in September, has experienced plummeting popularity in the wake of animal cruelty protests nationwide. Dallas Culture Map reported on Aug. 31 that the opening night of the...
  • Kenya poachers die
    Kenya Wildlife Services officers possibly involved in ivory poaching
    The mission statement of the Kenya-based organized Muslims for Human Rights is, “Promotion of a Culture of Constitutionalism and the Progressive Realization of Human Rights.” On Wednesday, August 27, this organization shared...
  • Elephant
    Watch: Dancing elephants enjoy culture more than the average American
    Last Friday, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra began a brief run of shows for the visitors at Wisconsin's Circus World in Baraboo. The orchestra performed their concert underneath a giant circus tent, right next to the facility's animal pen....
  • African Elephants
    What on earth are we doing?
    The mass extinction of animals is not a very glamorous subject. Many people would rather read about Kim Kardashian’s app making millions of dollars than read a sad story about how many of the world’s diverse animal species are on the...
  • Vinegar 1001 Practical Uses
    Rock repellent: Book review of ‘Vinegar 1001 Practical Uses’ by Margaret Briggs
    Vinegar 1001 Practical Uses by Margaret Briggs is one of those books that you pick up until a new novel strikes your fancy. It’s a reference book that reminds readers of the various uses and benefits of vinegar; the hot condiment of the 2000...
  • Arrests made in the brutal killing of famous Kenya elephant Satao
    Arrests made in the brutal killing of famous Kenya elephant Satao
    Known as the largest elephant at Tsavo National Park, with tusks that nearly touched the ground, Satao was killed on May 30 by poachers who then chopped off his magnificent tusks and mutilated his face. On Saturday, three suspects were arrested,...
  • 'Piano Man' Billy Joel will not tickle the 'ivory': Supports NY ban on sales
    'Piano Man' Billy Joel will not tickle the 'ivory': Supports NY ban on sales
    Just this week a press release from the Humane Society of the United States praised the New York State Legislature as a two-house bill was introduced in the Senate and the Assembly; S7890 by State Senators Adam Lanza and Tony Avella; and A10143 by...
  • The circus is in LA from July 9 to August 3
    The circus is in LA from July 9 to August 3
    The circus is coming to town!!Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is bringing their all-new circus spectacular, Legends to the Los Angeles area from July 9 – August 3. The show will play at the STAPLES center Los Angeles (July 9-15);...