Here is an article about the lonely 50-year-old female named Limba who lives at the Zoo.
The Zoo's Limba page
Thanks, Sue. Very very interesting! Do you suppose they say Limba is so "happy" because they are the largest supplier of animals to Hollywood, etc.? I was willing to entertain the idea that Limba was shy and did not socialize when she was with other eles years ago, and that's why she prefers humans......BUT......
listening to the Director Michael Hackenburger about all his concerns for the Toronto 3's move (the water tipping, etc.) and a few other things he says, I did detect what I thought was some . I think he is pretty nervous that scrutiny is coming his way. What do others think?
i agree Sue the elephants should all be sent to sanctuarys they do not belong in captivity and they hate it i also agree about the scrutiny i think your cartoon says it all Cheryl
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thanks for sharing Sue
If elephants were supposed to live in Canada then they would be roaming free in the wilderness. That is what I believe and no matter how much we humans may love them, we have to put their needs first, above our own selfish desires. Am in a very difficult position as my best friend in Canada's daughter works at the Toronto Zoo and has been taking care of the elephants. Seems some people still believe that animals are only here for our enjoyment, they never think about the harm humans do when they isolate them from their own kind. Gee there are some humans on this planet that I would be constantly arguing with and definitely would not want to spend time with, must be the same for the animals too. Not all elephants will be friends with all other elephants.
Cheryl, your cartoon is so apt, it is all about the $$ they bring in. It is time to be working towards getting the other elephant prisoners out of Canada and into safe sanctuaries in warmer climates that will be a better home for them. When Zoo's first started 100's of years ago humans did not understand the animals needs, remember how tiny those cages were? Now we do we must do whatever is necessary to give the animals the best possible life we can. No matter how sad that makes us because we will miss them or the $$ they bring into our bank accounts.
We put humans into cages in prisons, for crimes they committed. Yet we put animals into cages and call that humane and best for them. It is such a double standard. A human child that has lived with emotional and physical abuse all it's life is rescued and taken into care, not left in the awful situation because that is all it has ever known. The same principal should be the basis for how we treat animals too. Can you all tell how angry I am about the way we treat the other sentient being we share this planet with?
WELL SAID, SUE! One could argue until all are blue in the face with some people who either won't or don't want to hear what you're saying. Sometimes I'm thinking, "What part of 'suffering' don't you understand?" when I'm listening to someone who steadfastly says the animals are fine and happy.
Animals really have something to teach humans just by their example, not the other way around. I just hate it when I'm watching a program and someone says that a (human) rapist or murderer is an animal. Animals don't do so many of the hideous things humans do.
Here's what "life" was for so many poor animals that I bet many went insane:
This one was a lion cage:
Everything has cement floors. I am thinking right now that I would rather see the animal dead than go insane in one of these inhumane and painful cages.
Cheryl, those photos remind me of Regents Park Zoo in London, when I visited there as a child. I thought even then that the cages looked too small for the animals that were bigger than me. It was always so sad going there, which was even more sad because visiting was supposed to be a huge treat for us kids. It always made me sad and seeing the animals either lying around or walking to and fro from one side of their prison to the other was heartbreaking. Thank goodness we are more aware of their needs today. At least most of us are, there are still morons in the world!
poor creatures they did nothing to deserve to be locked up for life its so sad to see lions or elephants in cages when i was a child it made me cry
Wow... Sue and Mary... I had very similar feelings when my family took us to a zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We came to BC when I was only five years old, so something affected me before or at that age! I can remember dark, small, dirty looking cages and bars and maybe that scared me. And I remember the pacing - back and forth, back and forth...
Perhaps kids instinctively KNOW there's something wrong! Maybe we think of ourselves in there, or if we have pets we may think of our pet in there and that would be awful. So many animals have suffered in the past, but thank God so many people are wising up and things are changing for the better.
i think you are right Cheryl and Sue ,we should all think of ourselves in cages then something might be done about it hugs sisters
When I saw this news and link something 'twigged' in my memory about this thread, which I found in the archives and reactivated. Thanks for very sad update, Sue. We need to know whether we want to or not.
Is this not the picture of abject misery?!! I'm transferring the posts from the Elephant thread to this thread as we started it and can keep close tabs on any news we find. Something is REALLY wrong here, as we all suspect.
I know we are all feeling the same way about this poor girl. Rest in Peace, sweet Limba. You are now FREE and aren't in pain anymore. You are with Joanna (see my profile page) from TES and all the elephants that have crossed over.
Here is an article about Limba
They did kill her, but the article reads she died. How's that for truth in journalism?