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Statements & Testimonies

Statements & testimonies by ElephantVoices and/or Amboseli Trust for Elephants regarding wild and captive elephants.

Poole, J. & Granli, P. 2006. Brev/dokumentasjon Stortinget/Mattilsynet om hvorfor Norge bør fjerne elefanter fra Positivliste for sirkus, datert 17. November 2006.
Poole, J. 2002. Statement regarding elephant "Arna" in Australian circus, New South Wales. Dated 8 March 2002.
ElephantVoices, 2005: Statement about elephants in Norwegian circuses, 11. April 2005.
ATE. 2008. Letter/statement about elephants in circuses, March 2008.
Declaration by Joyce Poole, in lawsuit against LA Zoo regarding current and proposed elephant exhibit, January 15 2008.
ElephantVoices/Joyce Poole letter to Dallas City Council regarding Jenny in Dallas Zoo, August 5, 2008.

Poole, J. 2008. ElephantVoices statement regarding Billy in LA Zoo dated 24 November 2008, delivered to all members of Los Angeles City Council.

Poole, J 2009. ElephantVoices letter supporting bill to protect elephants in traveling shows and circuses, 27 February 2009. Sent to Joint Committee on Environment, in support of bill that was intended to make it unlawful to engage in inhumane or abusive treatment toward elephants.

Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE). 2007. Letter about elephants in circuses to Minneapolis City Council Members, dated 14. April 2007.
Joyce Poole/ATE letter regarding Rani in St Louis zoo, after elephant mother Rani had rejected her calf, Jude. Dated 6 June 2007.
Poole, J. 2006. Declaration in Citizen petition before the United States Department of Agriculture. Petitioner In Defence of Animals versus Mike Johanns.

ElephantVoices 2006. Letter to the Editor, Sandefjords Blad: Elephants in circuses - Animal abuse.

ATE 2006 Statement on elephant capture Kwa Zulu Natal. Dated 27 Sept 2006.
Statement by Joyce Poole regarding undercover footage captured by PETA of the treatment of elephants by employees of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus between January and June 2009.
Letter to Mayor Stephan Mandel of Edmonton regarding elephant Lucy in Edmonton Valley Zoo, dated 18 July 2009.
Poole, J. 2008. Expert witness report prepared for ASCPA et al. versus Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Dated 18 March 2008.
Poole, J. 2009. Expert testimony for plaintiffs ASCPA et al. versus Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Dated 4 February 2009.
Letter and statement about elephants in Indian zoos and circuses, sent to Central Zoo Authority (CZA) member secretary and the Minister for Environment and Forests, November 2009. ElephantVoices is among the 62 signatories from 17 countries, representing major animal conservation, welfare and research organizations working all over the world.
March 19th 2010, CoP15 in Doha/Qatar: Loxodonta africana: Does the species, population, satisfy the biological criteria for Appendix I in Annex I of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP 14)? Statement for CoP15 presented by Dr. Iain Douglas-­Hamilton of Save the Elephants, Dr. Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices.
Letter dated 20 April 2010 to USDA, Mr. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, regarding settlement based on transfer of Asian female elephant Boo/Queenie from current owner Wilbur Davenport to San Antonio Zoo.
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