. No captive situation can give elephants the space they need for movement or with the kind of social stimulation and complexity that they would experience in the wild.
In short Lucy is treated as a commodity, an object to provide entertainment for humans. It is necessary for a handler to prove his supremacy. Domination of such a large animal must unavoidably involve an element of cruelty, often including the liberal use of an ankus – a bull-hook euphemistically termed “guide” by those in the business, a whip or an electric prod. Elephants have extraordinary memories.
We believe that such intelligent, socially complex and long-lived animals should be treated with respect and empathy. An elephant’s place is in the wild with its relatives and companions. The totally unnatural existence of captive elephants in a zoo, which includes significant physical and emotional suffering, is a travesty. To allow this practice to continue is unjustified and unethical. quoted from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.
Well Fans I knew it, was hoping it would not come down to this But our beloved Lucy is marooned. That dreadful zoo has it tied up. A new vet report, better but she can’t blow her nose, new heated indoor room with a few toys, lots of love, but not from elephants and the Supreme court threw the case out last year.
The Zoo Board has been talking with Trump and uses the same reasoning. Lucy is ONLY an Animal and those are only refugees and muslims. Lucy has served the Zoo for 36 years.
This will do it . If we join together and start now . Our Christmas Wish.
Write: Honourable Justine Trudeau P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada, Ottawa
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
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Thanks said LUCY. read next post please.