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.
Animal Protection Coalition Demands USDA Inspection of Imported Elephants Upon ArrivalMarch 11, 2016
Seventeen wild-caught African elephants scheduled to arrive in U.S. today.
ALDF Lawsuit on Behalf of Lucky the Elephant to ProceedJanuary 28, 2016
Lucky deserves a healthy and happy retirement.
Lawsuit Filed to Compel San Antonio Zoo to Release Elephant to a SanctuaryDecember 1, 2015
Lucky the elephant suffers physically and psychologically at zoo.
Putting the Spin on Flying Elephants to OmahaNovember 30, 2015
Three American zoos have orchestrated a fairly tricky sleight-of-hand to remove 18 African elephants from their native grasslands and plant them in expensive faux-habitat exhibits in the U.S.
U.S. Zoos Request Import of African Elephants Under False PretensesNovember 24, 2015
Wild-captured elephants would be imported for profit, not conservation.
Legally Brief: Animals in EntertainmentAugust 11, 2015
Barnum bought Jumbo the elephant from the London Zoo in 1882 and had her shipped across the Atlantic so he could haul her across the country in chains as a spectacle for profit.
Legal Rights for ElephantsMay 13, 2015
We’re obliterating African elephants, killing 96 of them every day.
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?
ALDF Demands Sanctuary for “Lucky,” Lone Elephant at San Antonio ZooApril 9, 2015
Zoo conditions violate Endangered Species Act, accreditation standards.
ALDF Speaks Up for Elephants at Woodland Park ZooMarch 17, 2015
Elephants Bamboo and Chai are suffering immensely in the Seattle-based Woodland Park Zoo.
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 Files Brief In Legal Appeal Against L.A. Zoo’s Controversial Elephant ExhibitFebruary 2, 2015
Trial court agrees exhibit causes suffering; ALDF asks court of appeal to send elephants to sanctuary.
Orphaned Elephants in Kenya: Precious Lives in the BalanceFebruary 3, 2014
Ready for a whole lot of cute? Check out this video of the orphaned baby elephants, and learn why they became orphaned to begin with.
On the Ground for Elephants in KenyaJanuary 7, 2014
In December, I traveled to Kenya to attend the first National Judicial Dialogue on Wildlife and Environmental Crimes.