August 5, 2020: Ft. Worth Zoo Set to Pay Record-Setting $2 Million for Two Female Asian Elephants from Canada (Zoo awaits permit approval, even as U.S. zoos look to Congress for COVID relief money)
January 15, 2020: 10 Terrible Captive Wildlife Incidents in 2019. Shameful List Confirms Wild Animals Should Not Be in Captivity!
View list here: PDF
February 27, 2019: Animal Welfare Advocates Applaud Congressional Action to Restrict Possession of Dangerous Big Cats.
September 7, 2017:
National Animal Protection Organizations, Celebrities Protest Use of Live Elephant in New Film Production
September 8, 2016: Rescued, Three-legged Yearling Bear Finds Home at PAWS Sanctuary.
August 29, 2016: PAWS Celebrates California Ban on Elephant Bullhooks.
August 2, 2016: ARK 2000 Goes Green - 132kW Solar Energy System is Now Online.
October 26, 2015:
Elephant Experts From Around the World Oppose Proposed Import of 18 Elephants from Swaziland to Zoos in Texas, Nebraska and Kansas. View elephant experts' statement here.
More elephant experts sign on. View current list here.
July 22, 2015: PAWS announces death of Iringa, one of North America's oldest African elephants
March 5, 2015: Performing Animal Welfare Society credits California bullhook bans as turning point in circus decision to eliminate elephant acts
February 12, 2015: Performing Animal Welfare Society announces the death of beloved Asian elephant Wanda
November 19, 2014: Performing Animal Welfare Society announces death of rescued Asian elephant Annie
July 9, 2014: PAWS Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Largest Big Cat Rescue in U.S. History
June 25, 2014:
Hollywood Celebrities Join Performing Animal Welfare Society in Urging Jimmy Fallon to Stop Wild Animal Acts on “The Tonight Show.” Read PAWS' letter to Jimmy Fallon here.
June 16, 2014: Performing Animal Welfare Society Expresses Condolences on Death of Greenville Zoo Elephant Joni
March 24, 2014: Performing Animal Welfare Society Praises Los Angeles Shriners for Replacing Animal Circus After 88 Years
March 24, 2014:
Circus Elephant Escape in Missouri Underscores Risk to Public Safety Posed By Elephant Rides at San Diego County Fair
March 10, 2014: San Diego County Fair Elephant Ride Provider Unable To Comply With New Safety Policy
October 21, 2013: Toronto Zoo Elephants Arrive At PAWS View photo album of the journey to California, here.
September 30, 2013: PAWS and Amboseli Trust for Elephants join March For Elephants in San Francisco.
August 5, 2013: Open Night Rally Against Controversial Elephant Rides, Kicks Off 5 Days of Protests at the Nevada County Fair
July 15, 2013: Elephant and Conservation Experts From Around the World Condemn Elephant Rides. View letter here.
July 10, 2013: Nevada County Fair lacks sufficient safety precautions for elephant Rides.
April 24, 2013: Ed Stewart responds to Shrine circus tiger escape. View Ed's letter here.
April 11, 2013: Boston Marathon Runner Makes Mad Dash For Elephants
April 10, 2013: PAWS Condemns Drive-By Shooting of Circus Elephant and Offers Reward
February 16, 2013: Pat Derby, PAWS' president and co-founder, has passed away.
December 4, 2012: What price a baby elephant? PAWS provides glimpse into captive elephant trade with yet another zoo breeding loan agreement. View Houston Zoo/Have Truck Will Travel contract here.
November 27, 2012: PAWS campaigns to free elephants from circuses.
January 13, 2012: The death of Sabu.
December 17, 2011: Bob Barker will fund Toronto elephants' move to PAWS.
November 2, 2011: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA)
November 2, 2011: Historic bill to end cruelty to wild animals in circuses!
October 27, 2011: Toronto Zoo Elephants Headed For PAWS!
October 19, 2011 — Private ownership of wild animals proves catastrophic!
May 24, 2011 - PAWS outraged at remarks made by the AZA!
In Memorium: Ruby, the Gentle Matriarch of PAWS African Elephants.
February 18, 1961- March 29, 2011
Sheba to join Bolivian Pride at ARK 2000
PAWS Welcomes Bolvian Lions
Bob Barker Pleads with USDA’s Secretary Vilsack for Queenie…
“Please Do the Right Thing”
September 18, 2009 Lucy Fact sheet, Bad Fiction
July 30, 2009 - Lucy The Elephant Alone. . . In A Frigid Environment
July 29, 2009 - The Cherokee Bears, Another USDA Debacle
July 13, 2009 - Tina, Queenie (Boo) & Jewel-- Pawns in A Shell Game With USDA
November 14, 2008 - Southwest Airlines sponsors Project OneSong
November, 4, 2008 - A year later, Maggie's in 'elephant heaven', by Megan Holland, Anchorage Daily News
October 21, 2008 - Proposal Would Put Elephant Sanctuary in City of Los Angeles; by Robert Kovacik, NBC Los Angeles
September 23, 2008 -- Necropsy Indicates Chronic Pancreatitis as Likely Cause of Elephant’s Death
August 14, 2008 - Maggie’s Birthday Celebration
July 9, 2008 - Local animal sanctuary gets a dose of reality TV; By Cynthia Hubert, Sacbee.com
February 19, 2008 - Maggie Joins the other girls
September 14, 2007 - Zoo Board Agrees to Ship Elephant to PAWS
September 14, 2007 - Maggie Will Soon Come-on-Down to Sunny California
September 12, 2007 - Alaska Zoo Finalizes Decision of Maggie's New Home
September 7, 2007 - Outside Experts Seek Maggie Move
August 28, 2007 - Bob Barker says price is right to move Maggie
August 26, 2007 - PAWS Makes Proposal for Maggie
Out of Alaska: Zoo Seeks a Move South for Elephant
August 10, 2007 - Maggie Update
August 8, 2007, Tribune.co.uk
Star Treatment. Shocked at the conditions endured by animals on film sets and in zoos, Pat Derby, a former trainer in Hollywood, set out to improve their lot. Thirty years on, her work for elephants in particular has transformed their lives. Martin Pearson visits her sanctuary in California
May 15, 2007 - Ruby Retires to Her New PAWS Home
April 2, 2007 - Nicholas and Gypsy Arrive Safely at PAWS
March 13, 2007 - Lulu Thrives Two Years Later
March 9, 2007 Forged Donation Crushes Hopes for Wild Animal Sanctuary
February 27, 2007 - Bob Barker Pledges Funds to Help Captive Bull Elephant
February 20, 2007 - First Bull Elephant to Live at Sanctuary
January 2007 - Cindy Snoozes through the SuperBowl
January 16, 2007 -
Zoo Commission Endorses Idea of Sending Elephant to Sanctuary
November 2, 2006 -
Colton Tigers Undergo Successful Procedure
August 1, 2006 - As Temperatures Sizzle, PAWS Animals Stay Cool
June 15, 2006 - A Picture May Be Worth a Thousand Words ...
March 21, 2006 Local Fundraiser Benefits Rescued Elephants
PAWS' co-founder, the late Pat Derby, talks about the latest
captive wildlife news at PAWS.
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