On the heels of API’s controversial California Elephant Protection Act and last weekend’s death of Gita, the high-profile L.A. Zoo elephant, ABC World News Tonight explores the issue of captive elephants in zoos.
ABC World News Tonight
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Every year, the federal government uses million of taxpayer dollars to slaughter tens of thousands of innocent wild animals in the name of livestock protection. But when about one-fifth of one percent of cattle deaths are caused by predation, the numbers simply just don’t add up.
The New Standard
While zoos are making proactive changes and states like California and Nebraska are examining legislative action Seattle, known for its progressive nature, continues to leave the public shut out of the discussion about proper care for captive elephants — especially “problem” elephants.
Animal-rights groups, including API, have filed suit against Ringling, citing violations of the Endangered Species Act. It is the first time that the federal law, normally used to protect endangered species in the wild, is being used as an argument to protect captive elephants.
Day to Day, NPR/National Public Radio
Philadelphia Daily News
API’s letter of intent to sue Maine government officials for violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing indiscriminate traps in areas where Canada lynx, bald eagles, and gray wolves live is causing a stir.
Bangor Daily News