Media Center - News Releases

The following is an archive of IDA Elephant Team news releases:

2010

Toledo Zoo Elephant Attack Was Preventable

Worldwide Demonstrations Mark Second Annual International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on Saturday

Rock Island County Commission Lacks Critical Elephant Welfare Information Needed For Tuesday Vote on Niabi Zoo Ticket Increase

Elephant Escape from Circus Spurs Federal Complaint

New Scientific Analysis Debunks Zoos' Education Claims

Former San Antonio Zoo Veterinarian Joins In Defense of Animals in Blasting Controversial Elephant Move

Leading Experts Challenge Coroner On Elephant Handler Death

In Defense of Animals Blasts USDA for Forcing Elephant Move to Controversial Zoo

Death of Shrine Circus Elephant Handler Mirrors SeaWorld Orca Tragedy

Zoos Accused of Violating Federal Law With Dangerous Elephant Breeding Practices

Groundhog Day Prediction May Spell More Misery for Elephants in Zoos

Leading Elephant Expert Joins In Defense of Animals in Condemning St. Louis Zoo for Deadly Breeding Practices

In Defense of Animals Releases 2009 “Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants” List

2009

Nashville Zoo Elephant Death Stirs Controversy

Topeka Zoo Urged to Close Elephant Exhibit

ZOO BOARD URGED TO SHUT DOWN TORONTO ZOO ELEPHANT EXHIBIT

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Spate of premature elephant deaths prompts INTERNATIONAL watchdog group to call for closure of Toronto Zoo elephant exhibit

INDIA BANS ELEPHANTS FROM ZOOS AND CIRCUSES

Elephant in Oklahoma SUV Collision has History of Spooking/Breaking Loose

Veterinarians Decry San Antonio Zoo Elephant Plan at Thursday Press Conference

IDA UNVEILS CONTROVERSIAL BILLBOARD URGING MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO RELEASE L.A. ZOO ELEPHANT

USDA files charges in elephant abuse case; IDA urges agency to rescue abused elephant from circus handler

IDA, PETA CALL ON STATE TO PULL RINGLING'S LICENSE

FIVE MONTHS AFTER AFFIE’S DEMISE, IDA CHALLENGES BROOKFIELD ZOO TO PUBLICLY RELEASE FINAL ELEPHANT DEATH REPORT

Appellate Court Delivers Blow To L.A. Zoo, Reverses Decision On Controversial Elephant Exhibit

USA TODAY AD HIGHLIGHTS ELEPHANT CONTROVERSY IN PORTLAND

TODAY: PRESS CONFERENCE AT ZOO ASSOCIATION CONVENTION IN PORTLAND

IDA Applauds Federal Confiscation of Suffering Circus Elephants

Press Conference Tomorrow: Citizens to Urge City Council to Slow Dallas Zoo Privatization

Press Conference Wednesday: Release of Civil Grand Jury Complaint Against Los Angeles Zoo

Feds Slap Los Angeles Zoo with Fine in Death of Elephant

Harmful Zoo Conditions at Heart of Memphis Zoo Elephant Tragedy

Philadelphia Elephant Move: Animal Protection Organizations Unite To Oppose Sending Elephants to Inhumane Pittsburgh Zoo Facility

World-wide Demonstrations June 20 Will Highlight Elephant-Sized Controversy at Zoos

Saturday: Demonstrations at Bronx Zoo and 30 Cities Worldwide to Highlight Elephant-sized Controversy at Zoos

Celebrities, Animal Protection Leaders Blast USDA for Failure to Protect Captive Elephants

IDA locates Tina, Jewel and Queenie in Loves Park, IL

Feds asked to investigate elephant death at Brookfield Zoo

Tragic elephant death highlights USDA's failure to protect captive elephants and enforce federal law

Zoo Conditions Claim Life of 2nd Elephant Victim this Year (3/19/09)

Handler of Elephants Who Injured a Dozen Children at Indiana Circus Saturday has Long History of Legal Violations (3/9/09)

Deadly Zoo Elephant Virus Epidemic Strikes Again: Ailing St. Louis Zoo Calf Is 3rd Elephant Stricken in Under 4 months (2/11/09)

World Elephant Authorities, Conservationists, International Zoo Experts, Pioneering Animal Behaviorists Urge Los Angeles Zoo to Close Elephant Exhibit, Send Billy to Sanctuary (1/27/09)

Former L.A. Zoo Veterinarians and Keeper Speak Out About Neglected Zoo Improvements Due to Costly Elephant Exhibit (1/26/09)

IDA Releases "Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants 2008" (1/6/09)