CWI Investigations: Carden Elephants. Stereotyping. June 2015
In March 2015 at the University of New Orleans, elephants owned by the Carden family were utilized for a performance of the Jerusalem Shrine Circus. When they were not performing, they were found chained by their legs unable to make any meaningful movement or have contact with others. All three elephants began to exhibit stereotypic behaviors, which include rocking, swaying, and head movements. As a result of this investigation, CWI has filed a complaint with the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.