Tag: Animals in Entertainment

Animal Legal Defense Fund Warns Iowa Zoo over Endangered Species Act Violations

March 6, 2014
Manchester’s Cricket Hollow Zoo could face lawsuit over cruel, illegal conditions.

ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos

February 3, 2014
Federal Inspection Records Expose Tar-Heel State’s Law-Breaking Animal Exhibitor

Animals Were Harmed – the Suffering of Animals Who Entertain Us

January 3, 2014
The entertainment industry makes a lot of money displaying animals for our amusement. That’s why animals appear regularly in movies, commercials, amusement parks, even remote truck stops or pitiful roadside zoos.

Why Local Activists Protest the Great Bull Run

December 26, 2013
As the cruelty of the Pamplona, Spain bull run has become more contentious, two American lawyers, Rob Dickens and Brad Scudder have brought the bull run to America.

Look, Don’t Touch

October 25, 2013
Dozens of facilities across the United States advertise what seems like a fun and harmless activity: allow members of the public, including children, to handle and play with exotic animals.

Ban LA Elephant Bullhooks!

October 22, 2013
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles City Council will be voting on a recommendation to ban the use of sharp, steel bullhooks, and other repugnant devices on elephants in any public performance.

Animal Legal Defense Fund calls for Cancellation of Unlawful Georgia Bull Run

October 10, 2013
Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund sent formal letters and a white paper to Georgia officials, calling for the prohibition of a running of the bulls event at the Georgia International Horse Park by the Great Bull Run Company.

Blackfish: the Movie SeaWorld Doesn’t Want You to See

July 26, 2013

Sign up now to follow ALDF’s work fighting for justice for these innocent orcas! Many people look back on their childhood and remember places like SeaWorld with fondness. They think…

USDA Seeks to Revoke License of Notoriously Cruel Jambbas Ranch

June 24, 2013
Action Follows Lawsuit by PETA, ALDF Against Agency for Rubberstamping Animal Exhibitor's License-Renewal Applications

Victory in ALDF’s Tony the Tiger Case!

April 26, 2013

Yesterday the Louisiana Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited opinion in Animal Legal Defense Fund v. State of Louisiana, holding that Michael Sandlin is ineligible for a permit to confine…

The Chilling Effect of Ag Gag, a Roar for Tony, and Lolita Making a Splash at Last!

April 26, 2013

This Just In… The Animal Legal Defense Fund had a great week in our fight to protect the lives and advance the interest of animals! On April 24, 2013 the…

Feds Grant Approval for Legal Efforts to Free Lolita to Proceed

April 25, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense FundDavid Perle, PETA Miami — The National Marine Fisheries Service has found that the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PETA, and the…

ALDF, PETA Face Off Against Hollywood’s Abusive Go-To Elephant Provider

April 23, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFDavid Perle, PETA Hollywood, Calif. — Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), a Hollywood provider of elephants for television and movies, has a long and well-documented…

Cherokee Bear Zoo May Face Lawsuit on Grizzlies’ Behalf

March 18, 2013

Animal Legal Defense Fund Intends to Sue for Suffering Grizzly Bears Under the Endangered Species Act For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDF Cherokee, N.C. — While the U.S. Department of…

Is the Viral Video of the Bakersfield Condors Mascot OK for the Animal?

February 13, 2013

"She’s ok!" This was part of the tweet sent on February 9, 2013 after an Andean condor named Queen Victoria, the mascot for the Bakersfield Condors hockey team, escaped from…

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