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Animal rights advocates sue Seattle over treatment of Woodland Park Zoo’s elephants

June 30th, 2010 · Comments

The Animal Legal Defense Fund yesterday filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle over what it calls Woodland Park Zoo’s poor treatment of its elephants. The suit was brought “against the Zoo for its ongoing failure to provide proper and humane facilities for the elephants in its care, resulting in a decline in their health and well being,” according to a press release.

Our news partners, The Seattle Times, has a full story here.

In more zoo elephant news, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is having a “Stripped Down Elephant Event” from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 9, in front of the zoo’s north entrance.

The 3 Woodland Park Zoo elephants will be represented by 3 beautiful, stripped down girl “elephants”. One girl will be caged in a 4’ x 4’ enclosure; the human equivalent to the elephants’ barn stall. All 3 girls will perform neurotic behaviors exhibited by Bamboo, Chai and Watoto.

The 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary has offered to give our elephants a home for life. Come show your support for the Zoo to make this humane decision.

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