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Statements & testimonies by ElephantVoices and/or Amboseli Trust for Elephants regarding wild and captive elephants.

Statement from the African Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commisson on the removal of African Elephants for captive use.
Letter from ElephantVoices et al to Director General Vitalis Chadenga, Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, regarding elephant capture in Hwange National Park. The letter, dated 21 May 2010, is signed by more than 50 organisations from around the world.
Letter from ElephantVoices, PAWS and Los Angeles Alliance for Elephants dated 28 April 2010 to Ms. Elisabeth Gabler, President, regarding use of live elephants in Fox 2000 Pictures/Flashpoint Entertainments film project "Water for Elephants".
Open letter to Barcelona Zoo, director Miquel Trepat, dated 16 June 2010. The letter contains a summary and feedback after meetings with the Zoo 9th and 10th June 2010, mainly regarding elephants Susi and Yoyo and the zoos elephant enclosure.
Carta abierta de ElephantVoices al Zoo de Barcelona, Miquel Trepat director, de fecha 16 de junio de 2010. La carta contiene un resumen y comentarios después de las reuniones con la novena Zoo y 10 de junio de 2010, principalmente en relación con los elefantes Susi y Yoyo y el recinto de elefantes zoológicos. (Original en Inglés traducción, español)
Open letter to Toledo Zoo, Chief Executive Director Dr. Anne Baker, related to the attack of elephant Louie on Mr. Don RedFox 1 July 2010. Letter dated 29 July 2010.
Høringsuttalelse fra ElephantVoices til Mattilsynet i forbindelse med utkast til forskrift om fremvisning av dyr – saksnummer 2006/34702. Datert 17 Januar 2010.
Letter sent by e-mail to all commissioners (Dr. John Eaves, Robb Pitts, Lynne Riley, Tom Lowe, Emma I. Darnell, Nancy A. Boxill, William Edwards) in Fulton County, Atlanta, State of Georgia, US, 1 November 2010, related to proposed ban of use of bullhook (ankus) on elephants.
The Training of Baby Elephants by Ringling Brothers Circus. Statement by ElephantVoices' Joyce Poole, September 2010, submitted to USDA.
2011: Letter to Mayor and Councillors Auckland City Council, regarding Auckland Zoo's plan to acquire additional Asian elephants. Dated 20 May 2011, and signed by Will Travers, Adam Roberts, Cynthia Moss, Keith Lindsay, Joyce Poole, Petter Granli, Pat Derby, Carol Buckley, Catherine Doyle, Isabella McCrea, Eliot Pryor, Bob Kerridge, Bridget Vercoe, Mel Richardson, David Hancocks, Lisa Kane, Amy Mayers, Peter Stroud.
2010. Letter to Mayor and Councillors Auckland City Council, regarding Auckland Zoo's plan to acquire additional Asian elephants. Dated 20 Sept. 2010, and signed by Will Travers, Adam Roberts, Cynthia Moss, Keith Lindsay, Joyce Poole, Carol Buckley, Catherine Doyle, Don Elroy, Glenys Oogjes, Jorge Basave, Verna Simpson, Hans Kriek, Bob Kerridge, Bridget Vercoe, Mel Richardson, David Hancocks, Lisa Kane, Amy Mayers, Peter Stroud.
ElephantVoices 2011. Letter to the chairman and members of the Planning Board in the town of Hope, Maine, USA, regarding the proposal to let a single elephant, Rosie, become a Hope resident in a tiny enclosure. Letter dated 18 May 2011.
ElephantVoices 2011. Sanctuary for Elephants - Overall Principles. Authored by Peter Stroud, Petter Granli & Joyce Poole. Published on ElephantVoices.org 13. December 2011.

Statement from 79 elephant experts from across the globe announcing their outrage and opposition to the proposed import of 18 elephants from Swaziland by the Dallas Zoo in Texas; Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska; and Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Statement published 26 October 2015. (.pdf, filesize 733 kB)

FAQs developed by ElephantVoices and collaborators related to proposed import of 18 elephants from Swaziland by the Dallas Zoo in Texas; Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska; and Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas. The FAQs was published in relation to the publishing of a Statement from 80 elephant experts from across the globe announcing their outrage and opposition to the proposed import.

Document published 28 October 2015. (.pdf, 140 kB)

Representatives of 25 African countries meeting in Cotonou, Benin, have adopted a ground-breaking Declaration demanding a total ban on Ivory trade worldwide. The Cotonou Declaration, adopted by the African Elephant Coalition on 4th November 2015, calls for immediate and decisive action to save the African elephant. The African Elephant Coalition demands a total ban on ivory trade. The Declaration was adopted on 5 November 2015, in Cotonou, Benin.

Open letter to the British Government from 100 politicians, conservationists and celebrities, also signed by ElephantVoices' Co-Founders Joyce Poole and Petter Granli: The British Government must take global leadership with a 'total ban' on the ivory trade. Published October 2016.

 
 
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