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Elephants at Los Angeles Zoo Not Happy or Healthy, Judge Rules

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Ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in 2007 by the late actor Robert Culp and a real estate broker, alleging that the zoo was not providing adequate space and natural conditions for the elephants.

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Cher C (1430)
Friday July 27, 2012, 6:59 pm

Thnx hun!


Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:24 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:50 pm
So let me see if I got this straight..the judge rules the elephants are not happy or healthy yet he ordered against closing the exhibit? That makes no sense. I agree with Chris DeRose close that exhibit and move to elephnats to a sanctuary where they can roam and be an elephants.
Thanks Cal

Susanne R (234)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:17 pm
If the best they have to offer is that they don't use bull hooks or electric shocks to train these animals, then the Los Angeles Zoo has a long way to go before they' can say they're providing Billy, Tina and Jewel with the quality of life they deserve. I'm not familiar with terms used to describe animal activities, but did anyone else find the last sentence of the article to be, well, --surprising-- considering the otherwise serious nature of the article?

Danuta Watola (1248)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 3:17 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 4:29 am
Thanks, noted.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 5:27 am
if he truly felt that way, the judge should have closed the exhibit and relocated the elephants to a sanctuary

Veronique L (209)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 7:40 am
Well said Nicole!

Sandi C (99)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 8:39 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 9:10 am
In almost every zoo animals aren't so happy .....

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 10:04 am
Noted. Thanks for the story, Cher. Hopefully, the zoo will go forward from here and make life better for the elephants.

Terry V (30)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 10:30 am
thanks, noted

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Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:42 pm
Noted! Then that judge better get his arse off the bench and do something ASAP to get these Elephants medical treatment and a change of environment!

michelle t (41)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:45 pm
Relocate all these elephants to a sanctuary.Close this dump

pam w (139)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 5:37 pm
I'm going to try to restrain myself here. I happen to work at this zoo and have done so for 20 years. Pay attention....


In fact....we WON this lawsuit....and just because you read about the details in a newspaper doesn't mean any of it is true.

More KNEE-JERKING by some of you.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 5:50 pm
At least conditions will improve for the elephants now, if the zoo does what the judge said.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 6:49 pm
I'm with Nicole on this, noted.

Barb Knight (1688)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 7:27 pm
I wish they'd move the girls to the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee! I'm SURE they'd take the girls! The conditions aren't going to 'improve' by just adding dirt and the zoo employees will have to agree to sign a contract that states that they are NOT to use bullhooks or electricute the elephants ever again because if they do, they will be fired from working at the L.A. Zoo. Maybe this is the way they SHOULD take care of this dire situation. Wish I could get a message to the elephant sanctuary. TY Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 11:43 pm
Let's send these lovely animals back to where they belong.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 1:47 am
The article is too mixed. I need a better article or report.

Robyn M (123)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:31 am
Dollars to doughnuts...Any elephant in any zoo is not happy!!! Zoos are like prisons for animals, except people pay to see the inmates. People never question which horrid method was used to capture the animal, or how the animal ended up at that particular zoo (prison), for thier viewing pleasure! Perhaps they should get it into thier minds that the best place to look is The National Geogrphic Channel!!!

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 3:40 pm
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