12 Aug '18, 12am

Support Freedom for Zoo Elephants this World Elephant Day #care2

Support Freedom for Zoo Elephants this World Elephant Day #care2

We may never know all their secrets, but we have learned quite a bit about what elephants need to be happy and healthy and that when it comes to meeting their needs, zoos aren’t cutting it. That’s why in honor of World Elephant Day on August 12 In Defense of Animals’ (IDA) elephant scientist, Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., is calling on zoos to do the right thing for this beloved species by closing their exhibits and sending their elephants to sanctuaries where their needs can be met. “Zoos are doing more harm than good for elephants and we must release them to sanctuaries as a matter of urgency,” said Frohoff. Over the years IDA has brought a lot of much-needed attention to the issue of elephants in zoos and the harm their captivity is causing, particularly through its annual release of the top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants . Some of the problems that have been exposed include blata...

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