AR-News: Int'l--URGENT: ZOOS PLANNING CRUEL CAPTURE AND IMPORT OF WILD ELEPHANTS

Jay Kelly JayK at peta.org
Fri Aug 15 12:20:49 EDT 2003


URGENT: ZOOS PLANNING CRUEL CAPTURE AND IMPORT OF WILD ELEPHANTS 

The San Diego Zoo and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa have devised a despicable
and cruel plan to capture and import 11 African elephants from their
homeland. The 12-year-old elephants will be forced to trade freedom for
a miserable life of captivity and an almost certain premature death. The
import could take place any day, so your help is urgently needed. Please
contact the zoos right away and urge them to immediately cancel plans to
obtain wild African elephants.

Douglas Myers, Executive Director
San Diego Zoo
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego, CA 92112
Tel.: 619-231-1515
Fax: 619-231-0249
E-Mail: DMyers at sandiegozoo.org

C. Lex Salisbury, President and CEO
Lowry Park Zoological Garden
7530 North Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33604
Tel.: 813-935-8552
Fax: 813-935-9486
E-Mail: Lex.Salisbury at lowryparkzoo.org

Please contact the Swaziland embassy to urge them not to allow the
country's elephants to be exported to zoos. Let them know you will never
visit Swaziland as long as they sell off threatened wildlife to the
highest bidder.

Ambassador Mary M. Kanya
Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland
1712 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel.: 202-234-5002
Fax: 202-234-8254

Please call, fax, and write immediately, and urge friends, family, and
coworkers to do the same! For more information, visit
SaveWildElephants.com.

Thank you for everything you do to help animals.


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