AR-News: Fw: Importing wild elephant
mgh at citlink.net
Sun Aug 17 21:19:09 EDT 2003
> I am writing to you as an individual and on behalf of my local community
> ask that you cancel plans to import wild elephants. I am a scientist, an
> animal behaviorist and a travel agent and I implore you to reconsider
> horrendous action. As you well know, this is one of the cruelest actions
> take and the animals involved will suffer immeasurably for the rest of
> lives, if they even survive to be put on display. The capture, the
> the "Breaking", the separation and the chains they will endure at least 18
> hours a day defy reason, compassion and all that is good. If you insist on
> this, be totally honest and run the entire film of their capture,
> the distress of their families), preparation for transport and training
> zoo so the public will know what price has been paid by one of the most
> intelligent, sensitive and noble animal species on earth to satisfy the
> If you need elephants, how about buying some from Clyde Beatty's Elephant
> Farm in Florida and saving these animals from the tortures of the
> circus? Clyde Beatty claims they are breeding them all the time and also
> many retired elephants on site - Their facility is only a stone's throw
> Tampa and much closer to San Diego than the planned country of capture.
> an alternative which will be far more acceptable morally and ethically and
> still meet your "business goals". Stand up and be counted among those who
> If you go through with this I will advise all my clients, friends, etc
> stay away from your facilities and challenge every claim you make
> your "wonderful" enriched animal environment as well as your expertise.
> I trust you will do the right thing. I request a response. Mary Jean
> Green, Hampton Bays, New York.
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Subject: Importing wild elephant
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