Three Elephants to Retire

Paws Up!

To the City Council of Toronto for voting to release Toronto Zoo elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in California.

According to a news story, “Toronto city councilors have voted overwhelmingly to send the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo to

Photo by Tom Burke/Flickr

the California sanctuary PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society).”

The story continues, “The three elephants will not be shipped off immediately south of the border. Zoo officials have begun a six-month process of prepping the animals for travel, so they will have to endure another of Toronto’s freezing winters before heading out, at the earliest, next spring.”

Take Action: Toronto residents, thank your city council members for their fine work.

Other readers, there are many elephants languishing in zoo exhibits across North America. Take time to write to the legislators of jurisdictions where such zoos exist and urge them to follow Toronto’s lead.

The Honorable Rob Ford, Chair
The Honorable Doug Holyday, Vice Chair
Executive Committee
Toronto City Council
c/o 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
E-mail: exc@toronto.ca
Tele. No.: 416-392-6627
Fax: 416-392-1879

Sources:
ZOE
The Star

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