Association of Zoos and Aquariums

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    [UPDATED with Pet Industry Lobby Blasts Animal Ban:] Circus Comes to Anaheim City Hall

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on a pet-industry lobby also having opposed the ban.See Update No. 1 on the performing animal ban proposal being pulled.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 25, 9:41 A.M.: In showbiz, timing is everything, which explains why Feld Entertainment is bringing the big guns to ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Orange County Fair Elephant Ride is Over

    ‚ÄčThe Orange County Fair Board, facing a crowd of more than 100 that included many animal advocates today, voted to end elephant rides.The news was cheered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has sought bans on performing pachyderms around the country, and disdained by Have ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Santa Ana Zoo Ends Elephant Ride

    ‚ÄčToday's city of Santa Ana announcement that it is ending elephant rides at Santa Ana Zoo was cheered by animal rights activists. "Following more than a year of pressure from PETA, the Animal Protection and Rescue League, Animal Defenders International (ADI), and celebrities including Charo and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Online Petition Drive Targets Santa Ana Zoo Elephant Rides

    Laura Goldman, who lives in Los Angeles, read an LA Times article last November about the Santa Ana Zoo's elephant rides, which have been blasted by animal-rights activists and defended by city officials."I thought it was bizarre that a zoo would offer elephant rides," Goldman tells me of her reacti ... More >>