Tag: Captivity Archives | Animal Legal Defense Fund

California Supreme Court Reverses Protections for Elephants Confined at Los Angeles Zoo

September 8, 2017
Despite poor conditions for the Asian elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo, the California Supreme Court has overturned an injunction intended to improve their well-being.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Responds to Death of Kasatka the Orca

August 16, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is saddened to learn that Kasatka, yet another orca who has been suffering for years in captivity at SeaWorld has died.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues USDA for Denying Tony the Tiger is an “Individual” Protected by FOIA

July 11, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture for refusing to recognize a captive tiger as an “individual” whose physical safety is at risk and refusing to expedite the organization’s public records request.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Case for 57-Year-Old Elephant Heads to Trial

June 14, 2017
The San Antonio Zoo must now defend its treatment of Lucky in a full trial after federal judge denies zoo’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit.

King Kong Zoo Permanently Shut Down After Being Sued by The Animal Legal Defense Fund

February 23, 2017
Consent Decree Closes Unaccredited Roadside Zoo and Bars Owner from Working with Wild Animals

Live Animal Mascots: A Tradition of Exploitation, Not Conservation

January 13, 2017
All tigers are classified as endangered species. They need meaningful conservation, not exploitation for entertainment.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Proposes Clarifications to Strengthen Federal Animal Welfare Act

July 19, 2016
Animal Legal Defense Fund submits petition for rulemaking to the USDA proposing amendments to the AWA.

Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won’t

April 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.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls on OSHA and USDA to Impose Maximum Penalties in Palm Beach Zookeeper’s Death

April 15, 2016
Death could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures.

Cruelty to Endangered Orca Nets Lawsuit Against Miami Seaquarium

July 20, 2015
ALDF, PETA, and others allege park violates the Endangered Species Act.

Cricket Hollow Zoo License Suspended

July 2, 2015
ALDF has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture has suspended the Cricket Hollow Zoo’s license to operate.

Central Illinois Wildlife Park Cancelled After Opposition by Neighbors and Animal Legal Defense Fund

June 30, 2015
Arthur Zoo wildlife park withdraws permit application after criticism.

ALDF Demands Sanctuary for “Lucky,” Lone Elephant at San Antonio Zoo

April 9, 2015
Zoo conditions violate Endangered Species Act, accreditation standards.

Lolita’s Safety and Well-Being Leads Advocates to Appeal to Court for Her Protection

March 24, 2015
On behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and Orca Network, animal law attorneys will be in court today to advocate for Lolita, a lonely orca trapped in the smallest orca tank in North America, at the infamous Miami Seaquarium.

Protect Exotic Animals in Las Vegas!

February 27, 2015
Clark County Commissioners are meeting on Wednesday, March 4 to consider revoking the zoning permits for Keith Evans to house exotic animals. ALDF needs your help to make sure the interests of these and other animals are protected!

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