Welfare

ElephantVoices launches Sanctuary Principles

In the spirit of The Elephant Charter, and global recognition of the need for elephant sanctuary, ElephantVoices has developed....
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ElephantVoices in collaborative effort to ban elephants from circuses in Brazil

On August 25 last year ElephantVoices' Joyce Poole and Petter Granli participated in a videoconference with Ricardo Tripoli - a Representative in the Congress of Brazil. Tripoli is....
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Sad elephants in Barcelona Zoo - sanctuary in Europe needed

Joyce Poole and Petter Granli of ElephantVoices' visited Barcelona from 9-11 June to assess the situation for elephants, Susi and Yoyo, in Barcelona Zoo. The visit was based on an ....
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Zimbabwe's sad role in global elephant business

Zimbabwe is probably....
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Will Dallas Zoo really let elephants be elephants?

On May 28th we were asked to talk to WFAA TV in Texas about the stereotypic behavior of Jenny, an elephant at the Dallas Zoo and, since we have written about Read More

Why live elephants should not be used in TV and film - new EV page and letter to film producers

We just uploaded a new page under section Elephant Interests that you might like to read - Read More

Zimbabwe captures elephants and creates an angry storm

During the last week the international media has published a number of negative reports about the "ghoulish" capture and imminent shipment from Zimbabwe to North Korea of wild species of....
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The welfare of elephants like Lucky and Queenie

Every day we receive messages about how captive elephants are being mistreated, often accompanied by disturbing photographs or video footage. It can be tough spending hours, weeks and....
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The death of an elephant trainer - an accident?

On April 9th 2010 an elephant named, Dumbo, killed her trainer, Andrew Anderson, at Irem Shrine Circus in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. After the incident, the coroner, John P.....
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Ringling's treatment of baby elephants

On the final days of December, in the case against....
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Wild elephants captured for elephant back safaris

Some time ago I wrote about an abusive captive situations in Zimbabwe. We are now able to share the information with you. Please take a moment to read the history of these elephants....
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Zimbabwe elephants freed

On 21st April, I received an email from Glynis Vaughan of the Zimbabwe NSPCA about a second capture of 10 wild elephants (we provided an affidavit for the earlier Shearwater case). These....
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Elephant abuse in South Africa in court

We want to draw your attention to another situation in which cruelty toward elephants is in court - this time in South Africa.

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Joyce finally in court in legal case against Ringling Brothers Circus

Joyce is currently in Washington DC to testify as expert witness in the Read More

Ringling case delayed

A few hours after Joyce arrived in Washington DC she got the message that the court case mentioned in Read More

Joyce in court in Washington DC

Having been prepared for 8 years the Read More

Help needed for elephants and other wildlife in Zimbabwe

Dear friends,

I just received an email outlining the plight of wildlife in Zimbabwe. I am going to post it here in case any of you can follow up. I am trying to find out where....
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Culling of elephants in South Africa - reaction from elephant experts

Hi all,

We thought you might be interested in reading a piece which appeared in The Sunday Independent (South Africa) on the culling of elephants, on May 11,....
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Elephants in zoos - or not?

Hi all,

There has been a lot of activity on this blog over the last few....
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Legal case against Ringling Brothers Circus for mistreatment of elephants

Hi this is Joyce again,

It has been a very hectic period because we are trying to complete a year end newsletter for our friends and supporters, and also to....
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Workshop on future management of captive of captive elephants in South Africa

Joyce is travelling to South Africa on 7th November to attend a workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, on 8th November to discuss the draft Norms and Standards that will set policy for....
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Elephant welfare issues - EV team on zoo visits

The ElephantVoices team visited both the National Zoo in Washington, DC and the Oakland Zoo, outside San Francisco, in the beginning of January 2006. While the National Zoo has a long....
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Elephant welfare being discussed in Chicago City Council

Joyce returned on 29 August from a hectic trip to Chicago where she presented her Read More

Importation to Australia of seven elephants from Thailand being challenged

Rather than making the long journey to Sydney, Australia, Joyce recently participated in a court hearing via a video conferencing facility in Oslo, Norway. The issue discussed by the....
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Sad elephants in Barcelona Zoo - sanctuary in Europe needed


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Zimbabwe's sad role in global elephant business


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Will Dallas Zoo really let elephants be elephants?


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