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Help Lucky the Only Elephant at the San Antonio Zoo ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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- 1796 days ago -
Following the death of the elephant Queenie, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is calling on the San Antonio Zoo to retire the one surviving elephant at the zoo, and permanently close its elephant exhibit.

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Cher C (1430)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:33 am

Ask Mr. McCusker to act in Luckyís best interests before itís too late. Urge him to make the compassionate decision to retire Lucky to a spacious, natural-habitat environment where she can live her remaining years in the company of other elephants.

Mr. Steve McCusker, Executive Director
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Maryís Street
San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
phone (210) 734-7184
fax (210) 734-7291
If your email directed to Mr. McCusker is returned, please resend to:

Urge Mayor Castro to exert his influence over the San Antonio Zoo to persuade the zoo to take immediate action to ensure that Lucky is sent to a more appropriate environment that can better address her needs. After more than five decades at the zoo, Lucky deserves to be retired to a spacious, natural-habitat environment in the company of other elephants.

Mayor JuliŠn Castro
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
phone: 210) 207-7060
fax: (210) 207-4168


Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:48 am
N&S& e-mails sent. Thanks, Cher.

Pat B (355)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:52 am
Email sent. TY,Cher.

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:37 am

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:38 am

It sure wouldn't hurt to send letters to the San Antonio New and Express, short letters do get published. Let them know that we are serious, send letters and emails, calls will also help. Pressure, and more pressure. I call everyday. San Antonio is my home town, I know if people are willing to make demands, nothing will happen.

San Antonio News and Express:

301 Avenue E, San Antonio, TX 78205.

The main switchboard number is 210-250-3000


Mike Leary


Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:43 am

Chris C (162)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:49 am
Noted. Signed petition a few days ago.

Manuel Papaminas (1)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 9:12 am

Ann P (17)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 9:58 am
Noted. Will do later. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

. (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:01 am

Magdika Cecilia Perez (131)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:44 am
thank you

Magdika Cecilia Perez (131)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:44 am
thank you

Jade N (22)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:30 am
their needs to be more awareness like press and media. someone should send a letter

Amy E (66)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:40 am
Emails sent.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:17 pm
action to be taken

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:56 pm
This elephant has served many years entertaining the public and its time someone gave him a happy retirement Even human beings are able to retire
this would be so good for this elephant Please have some compassion and give him some sort of normal life in the future he deserves this

Email sent and Noted thanks

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted and will try to send letters later.
Thank You Cher.

. (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:51 pm
done-again. Why won't they let this poor elephant go to a sanctuary already? It's terrible enough that she is alone. Will send emails and thanks Kit for the additional info

Beth Tatum (95)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:06 pm
I sent a very polite email, I hope it helps.

michelle m (41)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:21 pm

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:38 pm
Emails sent to both Mayor and Exec. Director of zoo.

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:28 pm
Noted, emails send to Mr. McCusker, Executive Director of the San Antonio Zoo and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio...thanks Cher.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:21 pm
noted and action taken

Lisa W (143)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:23 pm
Emailed to Mr. McCusker and noted. I hope Lucky gets what she deserves, thanks Cher!

Christine S (134)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:02 pm
Send her to a sanctuary!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:32 pm
Noted, emails below sent, twittered and google shared. Thank you for posting this Cher.

Dear Sirs:
I am writing to you today to respectfully request that you use your authority to close the elephant exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo and release the only elephant remaining to a sanctuary where she can retire and finally be with other elephants.

Lucky is a 54 year old Asian elephant and she is all alone. Elephants are extremely social animals, especially females, and when they are denied the social environment they are naturally born to, it causes them extreme mental anguish. They suffer mental distress, unnatural behavior such as rocking or swaying back and forth, and they are also especially vulnerable to foot infections from standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time.

Lucky has given her life for the zoo's benefit, but it is time to let her go.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter


Ms. Tamara Hayes


Dotti L (85)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:11 pm
Have signed several petitions for Lucky. Will now send E. Mails.

samantha l (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:44 pm

Anne K (139)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:24 pm
Email letters sent. Thanks, Cher.

Marie W (67)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:57 pm

Shana M (56)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:20 pm
Done. Thanks.

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:06 am
Thanks Cher noted and sent emails to the McCusker and the Major to do the right thing for Lucky who deserves to be treated humanely surrounded by other elephants.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:22 am
Noted and sent.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 1:05 am
Thanks for the opportunity to note and sign.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:39 am
Noted and sent letter! Thank you Cher.

Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:55 am
e-mails sent
noted with hope
Thank you, Cher!

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:02 am

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:13 am
Noted TY

Kelly D (46)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:41 am
noted x

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:49 am
Emails sent.

paul m (93)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:26 am


Joy W (103)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:10 am

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:10 am
Noted Cher and both emails sent!

ilja c (48)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:56 am
Send msg. to both mails.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 9:34 am

Jacqueline Greene (7)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 9:59 am
Signed petition previously. I don't know if it counts since I live in another state. If I did the wrong thing by signing, I hope someone will let me know. Best of luck. My heart breaks when I think of Lucky's loneliness. Jacqueline Greene

Malgorzata Z (195)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:23 pm

Julie F (68)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 7:02 pm
done. TY

Care member (1)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 10:19 pm

Wednesday March 27, 2013, 10:29 pm
Noted & E-mails Sent. Thanks Cher

James Merit (144)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 10:38 pm

Joseph Miller (23)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:54 am

Jo S (619)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 6:32 am
eMailed. Animals like humans are social, they need companionship. It is very cruel to leave Lucky all alone! Lucky must be very unhappy.

Michael Holland (10)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:44 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:05 pm
noted and mails sent

Helmut H (28)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 1:05 pm
Done, thanks Cher!

janet stothers (16)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:48 am
signed and sent emails

Betty Kelly (4)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 11:44 am
Please end Luckys' misery and take her to a santuary.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 11:28 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Jennifer H (11)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:10 am
I wish the host website offered a script to use in the email. I have no clue what to say.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thanks Cher

Angelflowers D (85)
Friday May 10, 2013, 2:38 am
Sent emails to the Mayor of San Antonio and the director of the zoo.Noted and helped here at care 2 as well,thank you for the information.
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