Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Northern California-based In Defense of Animals called for the Department of Agriculture, which does inspections of zoos, to investigate Umoya's death. This elephant's shocking death is another tragic example of how elephants suffer in inadequate and artificial zoo exhibits," said Catherine Doyle, elephant campaign director for the group.

27,000 Animals Rescued in Texas

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It was an exotic animal importing firm (why the eff do those even exist?) that was allegedly mistreating its animals. A lot of these animals are reptiles, spiders and amphibians, which explains the large number. The raid followed an undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Tags: zoos exotic animals detroit animal rescue PETA Holy cow! That's HUGE.

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Lucy the Elephant's Case to be Heard by Canadian Supreme Court?

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The Supreme Court of Canada could be getting involved in the battle over the fate of an ailing elephant in an Edmonton zoo. Animal rights groups are seeking leave to appeal to the high court in their ongoing fight to have Lucy the elephant moved to a warm-weather U.S. In their Supreme Court application, the groups say private citizens have a right to seek legal remedies to ensure that governments enforce animal protection laws. zoos canada elephantsCould be.

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Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals. Unlike rhesus monkeys, patas are not considered desirable for research, and there has been little demand for either from zoos — until now. I am no fan of zoos, especially in an unstable country like Iraq. In the middle of the war, animals are the least of anyone's concern," said Lisa Wathne, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Tags: zoos baghdad primates

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

27): It’s little wonder that Tatiana, the tiger that escaped from the San Francisco Zoo, longed for her freedom. These acts of independence are often their last, as, like Tatiana, most animals who attempt to follow their natural instincts are killed. How many people and animals must pay with their lives before we acknowledge that big cats don’t belong in captivity? To the Editor: Re “ Tiger on the Loose: Can It Happen Here? ” (news article, Dec.