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Brenda
- 3878 days ago - oprah.com
We think the elephant issue should be next! And L.A. Zoo is the place to start. We can't imagine a more moving and heartbreaking site than that of Billy incessantly bobbing his head up and down, while standing alone is his tiny, barren pen. (SEE COMMENTS)



   

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Brenda H (29)
Monday December 8, 2008, 2:17 pm
PHOTO ABOVE OF BILLY WAS TAKEN BY OUR FRIEND/ACTIVIST MARCY M. IN APRIL.
AND THANKS TO MY FRIEND CHARLY C. FOR SENDING THIS INFO.

WRITE TO OPRAH AND ASK THAT SHE ADDRESS THE PLIGHT OF ELEPHANTS IN ZOOS, STARTING WITH BILLY!


Oprah Winfrey blazes trails with the strength of her personality and popularity. She has weighed in on various important animal issues, including spay/neuter, puppy mills and pet stores, and factory farmed animals.

We think the elephant issue should be next! And L.A. Zoo is the place to start. We can't imagine a more moving and heartbreaking site than that of Billy incessantly bobbing his head up and down, while standing alone is his tiny, barren pen. Elephants are highly social animals -- including the males -- and no elephant should ever suffer in solitary confinement, as Billy has been for more than two years now.

So please make a recommendation that Oprah take on Billy's cause and that of all elephants who are suffering and dying prematurely in zoos. Ask her to help Free Billy!

Tell Oprah:

When people become educated about an animal issue, they choose compassion, as recently happened with the Prop 2 vote in California. It's time to let people know about the plight of elephants in zoos and make the mammoth changes elephants need.
Billy is a symbol for elephants in zoos, who are suffering and dying prematurely. He is a 23-year-old male Asian elephant who came from the wild to L.A. Zoo when he was only four years old. He has lived his life on less than an acre of space, and for the last two years this intensely social and highly intelligent and communicative being has suffered in solitary confinement.
Like other zoos, L.A. Zoo just cannot provide the space elephants need, and Billy must be sent to a sanctuary.
The two U.S. elephant sanctuaries, PAWS in California and The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, are setting the standard for the care of elephants in captivity by providing vast, complex space, the companionship of other elephants, and the rehabilitation that elephants require after decades of intense confinement in zoos and circuses.


You can go on-line and make your suggestion at:
https://www.oprah.com/ord/plugform.jsp?plugId=216

If you haven't already done so, please visit: www.freebilly.net to view a video on efforts to shut down the L.A. Zoo elephant exhibit and send Billy to a sanctuary. We'll also be using this as our up-to-the-minute source of information on council meetings and any activities you can get involved in to help Free Billy!

OTHER NEWS
A lot of you are asking what you can do next. We need plenty of help between now and the upcoming city council committee meetings in January. We especially need people to help collect names in support of closing the elephant exhibit. This means going to the zoo, local events, or wherever we can get the maximum number of signatures.

If you can help, please email zoos@idausa.org.
 

Karen S (148)
Monday December 8, 2008, 2:24 pm
Thank You Brenda~ I will send emails!
 

Kathy W (299)
Monday December 8, 2008, 2:40 pm
Message sent to Oprah. A great idea! Thanks Brenda.
 

Annelies O (283)
Monday December 8, 2008, 2:45 pm
Message sent, thanks Brenda
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday December 8, 2008, 3:32 pm
Message sent. Thanks Brenda
 

. (0)
Monday December 8, 2008, 4:33 pm
Its done e-mail sent Thanks Brenda
 

Patricia M (139)
Monday December 8, 2008, 4:53 pm
Ok I never thought in my life, but I just emailed Oprah.
 

Susan M (239)
Monday December 8, 2008, 6:50 pm
E-mail done Thank-You
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday December 8, 2008, 6:53 pm
You and me both, Patricia!
I sent a message to Oprah,
and I really hope it does
some good!
Thanks, sweet Brenda!
noted.
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday December 8, 2008, 7:11 pm
Message sent. Noted with thanks Brenda.

Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com.

 

Cheyenne Rose Wolf (61)
Monday December 8, 2008, 8:03 pm
MESSAGE SENT~THANK YOU BRENDA~
 

Valerie H (133)
Monday December 8, 2008, 8:04 pm
Thank you Brenda...."Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com."

 

Bronwyn H (228)
Monday December 8, 2008, 9:24 pm
Noted and thank you Brenda.
Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com.
 

Ester Hellen (213)
Monday December 8, 2008, 10:23 pm
Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com.
 

Rosemary R (642)
Monday December 8, 2008, 11:25 pm
Brenda your message was successfully received by OPRAH.com . We'll do it together dear one !
 

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 12:07 am
OH MY--THAT WAS CHARLY S. SENT ME INFO.!
 

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 3:01 am
Noted with thanks Brenda, will send mail online!
 

Linda M (40)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 3:51 am
Done - amny thnsk for posting
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 5:54 am
Oh this is great, I hope it will work. In fact I am sure it will, thanks Brenda
 

Annie J (205)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 6:07 am
Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com.

thanks Brenda, Charly, Marcy.........
 

Brenda P (146)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 1:20 pm
WILL GO BACK AND WRITE OPRAH.POOR BILLY.
YOU KNOW I WAS WATCHING ISSUES IT IS A SHOW ON EVERYNIGHT AT 7:00PM HERE IN NH.WELL ANYHOW JANE THE PERSON ON THE SHOW IS A VERY BIG ANIMAL ACTIVIST.SHE HAD A ELEPHANT ON COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO BUT NOT SURE IS IT WAS BILLY.ALSO PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO HER E-MAIL AND ASK.I KNOW I WILL.
HER SHOW A NEW ONE IS CALLED ISSURES.
THE MORE THE BETTER.
BRENDA
 

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 2:28 pm
Thank You Your message was successfully sent to Oprah.com.
Mails send and I passed all around Europe-activists, and I know that they will help too!
 

Sheila G (267)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 6:06 pm
great idea, people do hear when Oprah talks, and that is what we need, to reach the people. parents need to teach their babies that this is no way for animals to live, they are not toys for our entertainment.
 
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