Tag: Animals in Entertainment
Animals in Film: Capitalizing on SufferingJanuary 23, 2017
The film A Dog’s Purpose has come under scrutiny after a video surfaced this week showing a distressed German shepherd being forced into churning water meant to simulate rapids on the set of the film.
Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won’tApril 20, 2016
Late last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund partnered with Keepers of the Wild, a big cat sanctuary in Arizona, to formally urge Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur to retire the big cats used in his Wild Magic show.
Animal Protection Groups Urge Dirk Arthur to Retire Big Cats From Las Vegas Magic ShowMarch 29, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Keepers of the Wild Sanctuary offer assistance in rehoming big cats.
Elephants in Captivity: Demanding an End to Cruel ConfinementMarch 15, 2016
As circuses and zoos have been confronted with the growing public and legal opposition to elephant captivity, the practice of exploiting these emotionally complex creatures for profit and entertainment has begun edging closer to extinction.
ALDF Teams with Las Vegas Entertainer Stephen Sorrentino to Urge Illusionist Dirk Arthur to Make Big Cats Disappear from His Magic Show Once and For All!August 19, 2015
Dirk Arthur is no stranger to controversy.
Hawaii Poised to Become the First State to Ban Wild Animal Entertainment ActsMay 12, 2015
Could Hawaii the first state in the U.S. to effectively ban wild animal entertainment acts?
Ringling to Phase Out Circus Elephants!March 5, 2015
On March 5, 2015, we all woke up to historic news that may not have been believable had it not been reported on virtually every major news network across the United States: Ringling Bros. announced that it is finally eliminating the use of elephants from its circus by 2018.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Warns Iowa Zoo over Endangered Species Act ViolationsMarch 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 ZoosFebruary 3, 2014
Federal Inspection Records Expose Tar-Heel State’s Law-Breaking Animal Exhibitor
Animals Were Harmed – the Suffering of Animals Who Entertain UsJanuary 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 RunDecember 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 TouchOctober 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 RunOctober 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 SeeJuly 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…