Tuesday, June 30, 2015

30 June 15

Sunday was the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos. I was otherwise occupied that day, so the elephants get some action and attention today! When I was growing up, the elephants at the Philadelphia Zoo were constantly chained up, inside concrete-wall enclosures. Much better conditions exist today in many zoos, but even where their environments are "more natural," serious concerns about privacy, respite and community need to be addressed. Three specific cases needing urgent action are described at https://goo.gl/pU7E2R -- concerning elephants in Roanoke, VA, San Antonio, TX, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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