Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rosie and Opal in Maine

Catherine Doyle, IDA elephant campaign director "and self professed elephant behavior expert, endorsed by other self proclaimed elephant experts" was concerned that Dr. Laurita didn’t have enough contemporary experience dealing with elephants. “I have to keep going back to the fact that Laurita’s experience with elephants in the past was in a circus and in zoos that used free contact and bullhooks. There is no indication whatsoever that [he] ever learned another way of managing elephants.” (That “other way” is called protected contact. If you’re interested, you can find a brief discussion of the two forms of training here.)

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