31 May '11, 9am

Get Ready for an International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

Get Ready for an International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

Elephants are highly intelligent, complex and self-aware individuals who have evolved for long distance living. In the wild they range tens of miles a day, live in large, tight-knit family groups, and communicate with one another at great distances. Yet zoos keep elephants in tiny exhibits of a few acres or less, where lack of movement and standing on hard surfaces cause painful foot infections and arthritis, the leading causes of euthanasia in captive-held elephants. The stress and boredom of intensive captivity results in abnormal behaviors such as repetitive swaying and head bobbing.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/get-ready...

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Best of New York Design Week and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2011 (Slideshow)

Best of New York Design Week and the Internatio...

treehugger.com 31 May '11, 1pm

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[Blog Update] Video: Rising Tide Day of Action ...

itsgettinghotinhere.org 26 May '11, 6pm

Between April 17th and April 20th, Rising Tide North America along with friends and allies around the world commemorated t...