To pack a trunk or not? Battle over retirement plans of ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’, saved from the circus

To pack a trunk or not? Battle over retirement plans of ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’, saved from the circus

She’s a grande dame who over the years has made headlines for surviving more horrors than anyone should in a lifetime. And now, in the twilight of her life, she is again in the spotlight but unaware of the controversy surrounding her future. Anne, Britain’s last circus elephant, captured hearts in 2011 when video footage […]

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Petition: Orangutans Forced to Dress Up and Fight in a Boxing Ring at Cambodian Zoo

Petition: Orangutans Forced to Dress Up and Fight in a Boxing Ring at Cambodian Zoo

Images featuring animal abuse through wildlife tourism at the Phnom Penh Safari in Cambodia were released recently in an article from the Khmer Times. The newspaper outlet sent journalists to the zoo to report on the conditions the animals were being kept in. What they found is angering animal welfare advocates across the globe. Images […]

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Petition: Demand Himeji City Zoo Not Get Another Elephant After Himeko’s Death

Petition: Demand Himeji City Zoo Not Get Another Elephant After Himeko’s Death

Elephants face a multitude of threats to their survival, most of which are at the hands of humans. They are trophy-hunted, pushed out of their natural habitat, poached for their ivory, neglected in zoos, exploited for various tourist attractions, and forced to perform in circuses. One of these exploited elephants, Himeko, recently passed away.  […]

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Petition: Send Hungry, Neglected Bear in Desperate Need of Medical Attention to Sanctuary

Petition: Send Hungry, Neglected Bear in Desperate Need of Medical Attention to Sanctuary

Visiting a zoo is often considered a family-friendly activity that is both educational and fun. Many people view these facilities as beneficial to animals; however, that simply isn’t true. The poor animals are kept in tiny enclosures for their whole lives. Sometimes they are moved between zoos, which add a whole other level of stress […]

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Starving tigers found covered in excrement in tiny cages in lorry during exhausting transfer from Italy to Russian circus are recovering in Polish zoo after dramatic rescue operation

Starving tigers found covered in excrement in tiny cages in lorry during exhausting transfer from Italy to Russian circus are recovering in Polish zoo after dramatic rescue operation

Nine stranded tigers who were found emaciated and dehydrated after they were shipped from Italy are slowly recovering thanks to two Polish zoos. The tigers endured a gruelling journey through Europe last month during which a tenth feline died. The big cats were found starving and covered in their own excrement in cages while being […]

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Bears on skateboards and tigers chained up for selfies among animals being ‘abused’ to amuse tourists in Europe

“Horrendous” cases of animals being abused to please tourists across Europe have been filmed by investigators. In one example, a wild bear is put on a skateboard, made to stand upright and pushed on a slide for circus audiences in the Czech Republic, despite looking sick and underfed, the researchers say. In Germany footage shows […]

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