Tag: Animals in Entertainment

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…

ALDF, PETA Petition Floats New Strategy to Free Lolita

January 23, 2013

Feds Must Protect Orca Under Endangered Species Act or Supply a Legal Reason for Exclusion, Groups Say For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFShakira Croce, PETA According to the settlement agreement…

Court Denies Government Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Jambbas Ranch License

January 23, 2013

ALDF, PETA, and Local Residents Get Green Light to Challenge Licensing of Roadside Zoo with History of Animal Abuse For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFDelcianna Winders, PETA Fayetteville, N.C. —…

Feds Agree To Reconsider Plight Of Orca At Miami Seaquarium

October 12, 2012
Lawsuit Means Government Must Protect Deprived Orca Under Endangered Species Act or Supply a Legal Reason Why Not to Do So

Judge Grants Ben The Bear Permanent Sanctuary

August 27, 2012
Lawsuit Against Jambbas Ranch Means New Life for Bear Who Had Languished for Years on Cement in Chain-Link Kennel

On Protecting Captive Wild Animals and Nonhuman Animals

July 27, 2012

Wild animals kept in captivity, whether born there or captured in the wild, are inherently dangerous. The recently surfaced video of a trainer being held under water by an orca…

Together We Can Free Ben the Bear From Captivity

July 25, 2012

Update: August 29, 2012: Ben is free, read more about his rescue and see video of him splashing in his new pool at PAWS Sanctuary. July 25, 2012After years of…

A Truck Stop is No Home For a Tiger

July 12, 2012

Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, paces on the hard concrete surface of his cage. He has spent every day and night of the last eleven years on display at the Tiger…

Bites with Kristin Bauer: Animals in Entertainment

June 9, 2011
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is running a series of exclusive one-on-one interviews with actress and animal advocate Kristin Bauer, who plays the lovely but lethal Vampire Pam on HBO's hit series, True Blood. Get Kristin's take on the use--and abuse--of animals in entertainment.

For the Love of Whales

March 24, 2010
ALDF's Stephen Wells' first-hand account of whales in the wild.

Loving Them and Setting Them Free

March 1, 2010
Whale that killed trainer is reintroduced to Sea World.

Life with Bubbles

July 9, 2009
In the media frenzy surrounding all things Michael Jackson over the past two weeks, it comes as no surprise that, after endless interviews with Quincy Jones, Lisa Marie Presley, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor, and pretty much anyone who might have some insight into the man behind the icon, we'd also be hearing from one of the King of Pop's closest associates - Bubbles, the chimpanzee.

It’s All About the Focus

November 19, 2007

The holidays are upon us once again. Now don’t get me wrong; I love the holiday season for many reasons. For one thing, the true goodness in people often comes…

ALDF Calls for Investigation in the Death of Chimpanzee Named in Lawsuit Against His ‘Trainer’

September 3, 2006

Cotati, Calif. – The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) faxed a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture this morning urging an investigation into the recent death of the…

Suffering Behind the Silver Screen

September 1, 2006

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives, sharing 98.4% of their DNA with us. But unlike their human counterparts, chimpanzees on the silver screen don’t enjoy a VIP lifestyle in the spotlight.…

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