All posts tagged captive elephants

Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for PAWS

Catherine Doyle–Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and a noted, veteran elephant advocate —explains what’s behind her longtime passion for working to improve the welfare of captive elephants, while noting, interestingly, that in her formative years in Chicago, she was a regular zoo visitor yet has no particular elephant recollection. Read more…

Scott Blais, elephant expert & ambassador

 

Scott Blais—CEO and Board President of the newly-formed Global Sanctuary for Elephants—discusses his more than 20 years experience working with elephants, including co-founding, in 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Read more…

Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which operates three animal sanctuaries in Northern California, among them the 2300-acre ARK 2000, where upwards of a dozen elephants live–discusses the needs of and challenges faced by captive elephants; indicates that her view of elephants in zoos isn’t inherently one of opposition but involves a case-by-case examination of that particular zoo, Read more…