|August 11, 2014||Posted by Laura Allen under Animal Cruelty, Wildlife|
The Zoo has two lobbyists. The elephants, Chai, Watoto, and Bamboo, whom the Zoo is holding in abysmal conditions, only have you.
Time for us to speak up for the elephants.
Please write to the Mayor and City Council. [Read more...]
|July 22, 2014||Posted by Laura Allen under Animal Cruelty, Washington, Wildlife|
Judge Rietschel ruled against the elephants in finding that the Woodland Park Zoo is not obligated to comply with the state’s Public Records Act and make information such as veterinary records for the elephants available to the public. The Plaintiff may appeal. [Read more...]
|July 18, 2014||Posted by Laura Allen under Animals and Politics, Washington, Wildlife|
A growing body of scientific evidence supports the closing of all elephant exhibits at zoos and elsewhere. 27 zoos have closed or plan to close their elephant exhibits. It’s time for Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to do the same. [Read more...]
|July 10, 2014||Posted by russmead under Action alerts, Animal Cruelty, Washington, Wildlife|
You may have heard about the growing debate involving the three elephants held at the Woodland Park Zoo. For decades, Watoto, Chai, and Bamboo have languished in a cramped, barren, antiquated exhibit that harms their physical and psychological health. Now the zoo intends to get rid of Watoto. On July 14, 2014 the Seattle City Council refused to hear supporters’ pleas to help save Watoto from being sent to another zoo or exhibit and instead allow her to retire to a sanctuary. [Read more...]