Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2

Dr. Poole, in her letter of support, reflects on the angst experienced by captive elephants and how Billy’s “stereotypic head bobbing … not a behavior observed in the wild … is a coping mechanism for the loneliness, boredom and frustration that characterizes his life in the zoo. His behavior is symptomatic of the enormous frustration … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1

Since the age of four, when he was dragged away from his mother and elephant family in Malaysia, Billy has been held in captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo. That he has been able to survive, for endless years of his life, both physically and emotionally, is beyond what any elephant should have to endure. … Continue reading »

Happy World Wildlife Day  3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants
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Happy World Wildlife Day 3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Whew! World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019, slipped up on us yet again! Yes, we promised to do better, didn’t we? But here we are just in the nick of time. 🙂 Though this year’s WWD theme may be “Life Below Water : For People and Planet,” as always our focus, here at … Continue reading »

Piper the Dog Loves Her Stuffed Elephant Toy So Much She Refuses to Leave Home Without It : Watch Her Puppy-Joy For Life, Video Is Just Too Cute!
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Piper the Dog Loves Her Stuffed Elephant Toy So Much She Refuses to Leave Home Without It : Watch Her Puppy-Joy For Life, Video Is Just Too Cute!

It might be cold outside in Fargo, ND where this exuberant  two-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever lives.  But this pup named Piper doesn’t let the weather dampen her spirits, especially when a ride in the car means taking along her newest best friend. It seems that Piper is especially taken by this “giant $12 cuddly elephant” … Continue reading »