News: Animals in entertainment
December 27 2018
A look back at an amazing 2018 from our Executive Director, Alesia Soltanpanah.
December 10 2018
EF is first international education company to collaborate with World Animal Protection to ensure travel programs are wildlife friendly and avoid attractions inconsistent with animal welfare policies
November 06 2018
A shockingly high number of the world’s travel trade associations are lagging in providing animal welfare guidelines to travel companies, our new research reveals. The majority are doing nothing to prevent wildlife cruelty in tourism
August 31 2018
To improve the lives of captive elephants around the world, we need to see more elephant-friendly venues rather than cruel attractions.
August 08 2018
A world-leading study is underway to test the possibility of a sea sanctuary for the last captive dolphins in New South Wales, Australia.
August 07 2018
We know elephants are suffering at tourist attractions. But our new research reveals that their trainers and keepers – known as mahouts – are losing out too.
July 26 2018
We’re urging Thai authorities to end captive tiger breeding for wildlife tourist attractions and the traditional medicine industry
July 11 2018
After a series of dramatic ups and downs, Nepal’s last known "dancing bear" arrived today (July 11) at a specialist sloth bear sanctuary in India. He was wrongfully placed in a substandard zoo earlier in 2018
June 29 2018
Used for "dancing" for all of her brief life, this young female bear was destined for a life of cruelty. Thankfully, she's now in the care of the incredible staff at our partner sanctuary in Pakistan.
June 18 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary