Elephants: Spaceless In Seattle

Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has 3 elephants on display: Chai, Bamboo and Watoto. These gentle giants suffer an unfortunate consequence of living in Seattle — they spend 16 to 17 hours a day, 7 months a year, in small indoor stalls, and as a result they are developing joint and foot diseases, the primary killers of elephants in captivity.

It doesn’t have to be this way — they could go to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee . Unlike Woodland Park Zoo, which has less than one acre of space for the elephants to share, The Elephant Sanctuary has 2700 acres of varied terrain where many retired zoo and circus elephants roam free 24 hours a day. The climate is much friendlier than Seattle’s and the Sanctuary staff provide animal care around the clock. The Elephant Sanctuary has offered to accept Chai, Bamboo and Watoto free of charge — it seems like the obvious compassionate choice.

Please help make a difference – share this video with your friends, and visit http://www.freewpzelephants.com to find out more.

For very in-depth discussion of some of the points raised in this video see http://snurl.com/elefaq


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