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Born Free USA has first ever Captive Exotic Animal Database

SF Zoo’s Tatiana tiger. Photo by Flickr user mjaysmonk used under a Creative Commons License
SF Zoo's Tatiana

There’s an interesting new wild animal resource available out there on the Internet. It’s called a “Captive Exotic Animal Database.” I thought you might like to learn more about it. Read on … /Gary

Born Free USA Launches First Ever Captive Exotic Animal Database that Cites Attacks on Humans and Other Animals Searchable by Location, Species, and More

Database designed for lawmakers, media, and public, illustrates these are not isolated incidents, are shockingly common, and that the issue is a critical matter of public safety, says Born Free CEO

Washington D.C., August 19, 2010 – Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has launched an unprecedented interactive database of deadly and dangerous captive wild animal incidents (http://www.bornfreeusa.org/reports), designed as a resource for the media, lawmakers, activists and the public, to help shed light on the magnitude of the issue.
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Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010
Under: Circus, Exotic wildlife, Zoos | No Comments »

Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial UPDATE

Video by YouTube user AnimalWelfareOnline used under Creative Commons license.

I’ve arranged to get regular updates on the Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial in Washington, DC. /Gary

From the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC:
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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Ringling Bros. Circus elephant abuse trial UPDATE

I’ve arranged to get regular updates on the Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial in Washington, DC. /Gary

From the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC:
Thursday (Feb. 5), former Ringling Bros. employees, Archele Hundley and Robert Tom, Jr. both testified that elephants endure both daily bull hook abuse and continuous chaining at the circus. They also described the severe beating of an elephant whose handler rammed a bullhook into the elephant’s ear and hit him for more than 40 minutes.
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Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2009
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Ringling Bros. Circus — on trial for elephant abuse — UPDATE

Chained elephant photo by Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, DC
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I’ve arranged to get regular updates on this trial from the animal welfare attorneys who are pressing this elephant abuse case and I’ll be passing this information along to you.

Wednesday’s (Feb. 4) opening day of the trial was full of fireworks.
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Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Under: Circus, Elephants, Ringling Bros. | 8 Comments »

Ringling Brothers Circus on trial for elephant abuse

Chained elephant photo by Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, DC
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Ringling Brothers Stands Trial in Federal Court for Elephant Mistreatment

Sacramento group among plaintiffs in groundbreaking case

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, Inc., will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus mistreats its Asian elephants in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act. The case is more than eight years in the making.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Under: Circus, Elephants, Ringling Bros. | 3 Comments »

Lawsuit says Ringling Bros. Circus keeps elephants in chains

Animal protection groups ask federal court to halt Ringling Bros.’ cruel chaining and confinement of endangered Asian elephants.

Washington, D.C. — Wednesday (May 21), a coalition of animal protection organizations and a former Ringling Bros. employee asked a federal district court in Washington D.C. to immediately order a halt to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Ringling Bros.) cruel practice of shackling and confining endangered Asian elephants for days on end in a manner that prevents them from walking or even turning around in place.
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Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
Under: Circus, Elephants, Endangered species, Ringling Bros. | No Comments »