elephants

Animal Rights
11:59 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Elephant Crush: Grinding 25 Years Of Tusks To Curb Poaching

Elephants walk through grass in 2008. The lead matriarch of this herd was killed by poachers the next year.
Big Life Foundation Photo/Nick Brandt

They’re calling it The Crush.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to destroy six tons of elephant ivory on Thursday to draw attention to the ongoing decimation of wild elephants by poachers. Wildlife service officials will grind up tusks, trinkets and carvings seized from traffickers over the past 25 years. The tusks are typically trafficked in the illegal Chinese and Japanese ivory market.

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Elephant Care And Well-Being
8:07 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Woodland Park Elephants Focus Of Seattle Task Force

The Woodland Park Zoo Society's elephant task force will meet over the next few months.The panel will evaluate the well-being of the zoo's elephants.
Credit johnmuk / Flickr

A task force will meet Thursday to review the health and living conditions of three elephants at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The panel was created after a citizen petition last year called for an investigation into the living conditions and treatment of elephants.

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