Elephant

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Los Angeles City Council Bans Elephant Bullhooks

The council’s vote on Wednesday also outlaws the use of pitchforks, baseball bats, ax handles and other goads or prods to wrangle pachyderms in circuses and other shows.

04/30/2014

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants (Photo credit: SAMANTHA EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Protest Greets Circus’ Return To STAPLES Center

A longtime battle between circus organizers and animal rights activists has returned to Los Angeles.

07/11/2013

Juliette West began advocating for animals at age 9 and has since sought to raise awareness of the abuse and cruelty suffered by elephants around the world.(courtesy JulietteSpeaks.org)

Harvard-Westlake Teen’s Efforts Behind ‘Elephant Awareness Day’

A Pacific Palisades teenager is trying to herd the world toward better awareness of elephant abuse.

08/03/2012

(credit: Customs & Border Protection)

Ivory, Hippopatamus Tusks Seized From Woman Arriving At LAX

Seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made of ostrich, stingray, crocodile and elephant skins were seized from the luggage of a U.S. citizen arriving from Europe, officials said Monday.

07/02/2012

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Security Changes At LA Zoo Unlikely After Woman Jumps Into Elephant Exhibit

A zoo spokesman said they consider the trespass an isolated incident and are not planning any security changes at this time.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/29/2011

(credit: Ameer Sanghvi/UGC/CBS)

Animal Rights Activists Claim Ringling Bros. Elephant Collapsed From Untreated Illness

Animal rights activists are crying foul, claiming that Ringling Bros. Circus is mistreating their elephants and they have video to prove it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/10/2011

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