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Elephant Abuse

Just Stop Hurting Elephants

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Despite our profound love for elephants and amazement at their very existence, humans have a unique, inexplicable capacity to bring pain and suffering to individual elephants as we simultaneously engage in behaviors that hasten their demise in the wild.

HEINOUS! Circus Elephants Forced To Keep Semi-Truck From Overturning

The Dodo | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

Two elephants on the road with a circus company are winning praise for preventing a semi-truck from overturning — but a closer look at photos from t...

Burnt Paws and Broken Spirits: What Happens When the Circus Lights Go Out?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Nancy Colier

How is it that we can believe we have the right to misuse these magnificent and wise wild creatures for the purposes of entertainment and profit, without any consideration or empathy for their wellbeing?

Is There Any Hope for Two Retired Circus Elephants, Rosie and Opal?

Christina M. Russo | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Christina M. Russo

Since 2012, Rosie and Opal -- a pair of middle-aged, retired circus elephants -- had been living at Hope Elephants, a facility in Hope, Maine. But Rosie and Opal's storyline took an unexpected turn.

Unchaining the Elephants of Nepal

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

We need to teach our children that elephants don't belong in circuses and zoos. Elephant Aid International plans on building 63 corrals for 63 elephants while implementing a pilot project in Nepal for chain-free corrals.

Spotlight on Ethical Tourism, Saving Thailand's Elephants

Charli Moore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Charli Moore

Riding an elephant in Thailand is a direct contribution to a heinous cycle of abuse which occurs throughout the country. Those who pay money for this experience are effectively making a financial vote in support of this exploitation.

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

Circus Group To Get Millions After Elephant Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green

A decade-long legal battle is finally coming to a close after the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) agreed to pay the ...

City Moves To Ban Circus Elephants

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles took a step this week to potentially ban elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and other traveling circus shows. The cit...

Judge Issues Scathing Opinion On The Ignorance Of LA Zookeepers

Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Both sides can claim victories in a lawsuit against the LA Zoo over the treatment of Billy the elephant -- a beast the suit described as overweight, d...

Sarah Cannot Wait Another Day

Olivia Munn | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Olivia Munn

Sarah's story doesn't need embellishment or a funny line to draw you in, just the facts. Sarah is an elephant with a chronic infection and symptoms of arthritis and she's being forced to travel and perform with the Ringling Bros.

WATCH: Sick Elephant Collapses After Circus, Ringling Bros. Cited

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 10.10.2011 | Los Angeles

An elephant collapsed shortly after performing at a Ringling Bros. Circus last Sunday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, according to e...

'Zookeeper' Critiqued By Animal Rights Activists AND Film Critics

Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

The film 'Zookeeper' faced a controversial premiere. While celebrities such as Kevin James and Rosario Dawson celebrated their movie, animal rights ac...

$10,000 Reward Offered For Reporting Abuse Following 'Water For Elephants' Outrage

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WANTED: ELEPHANT ABUSER. $10K REWARD. Following reports and video footage allegedly showing that Tai, the elephant featured in “Water For Elepha...

Hidden Cameras Show Shocking Abuse Of 'Water For Elephants' Animal

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

Perhaps it's sick irony that in a movie featuring animal abuse, the real behind-the-scenes story may be even worse than the fictitious version. Or may...

WATCH: Shocking Elephant Abuse Caught On Hidden Camera

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green

This is truly despicable. Animal Defenders International captured this footage of handlers at the UK's "Super Circus" repeatedly beating 58-year-ol...

Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Employees Caught On Tape Beating Animals

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PETA has released a new video documenting what the animal rights organization deems abuse of elephants by workers for Ringling Bros. circus. The video...