Zoos Cancel Abusive Elephant Transfer Following Worst Zoos Ranking

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The Fort Worth Zoo in Texas (pictured) has canceled a $2 million deal with African Lion Safari in Ontario after it ranked the number one and two worst zoos for elephants in North America.

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Fort Worth, Texas and Hamilton, Ontario (March 6, 2021) – Fort Worth Zoo In Texas canceled a $2 million deal with African Lion Safari In Ontario, Canada, after zoos ranked first and second on the list The 10 worst zoos for elephants in North America by In defense of animals. An elephant mother has been rescued from being separated from their two calves.

“We welcome the actions of the Fort Worth Zoo to cancel Nellie and Emily’s purchase of African Lion Safari,” Coordinator of the Elephant Campaign and Animal Defense, Will Anderson. “This dirty bargain could have shocked many elephants into the head and put a dangerous price on every wild and captive elephant, including those in circuses that profit from sales to zoos. Elephants in captivity die faster than they can reproduce, Desperate zoos have been buying elephants and cruelly segregating elephants for breeding purposes Zoo exhibits cause misery and disease for elephants because they are not suitable for captivity We encourage all zoos to acknowledge the suffering that elephants in captivity and commit to closing their exhibits We recommend moving one final to all elephants in Fort Worth Zoo and African Lion Safari: To a GFAS-approved sanctuary where they will not be bred or shown to tourists, or risk being separated from their friends and family.”

Fort Worth Zoo I was Ranked as the worst zoo #2 for her plans to buy a female Asian elephant from African Lion Safari A theme park in Ontario, Canada, has been included in this year’s list of the worst zoo for elephants. Fort Worth Zoo He intends to raise eight-year-old Nellie and fifteen-year-old Emily. The zoo would have paid an additional $200,000 to African Lion Safari If a calf is born shortly after their arrival.

Had this sale been made, it would have been the most profitable elephant deal ever. Dirty deals like this reveal the zoo industry’s powerful role in driving the US and international trade in traumatized elephants suffering from serial “transport shock,” abusive education, Infinite families. You could have seen Nellie separated from her mother and Emily with her six-year-old calf, Gigi. In the wild, females stay with their families all their lives. Recent Research He found that male elephants in the wild also have their own basic social structure that zoos violate.

Many zoos in 2020 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants List of intentionally engaging in “transport abuse”, the frequent trafficking of elephants from one place to another. Transmissions are known to cause stress in elephants, and scientific research links them to it repetitive stereotyped behaviors Known as “zoochosis”. It is considered an “important indicator of well-being at risk” and is displayed by many elephants in zoos in North America.

African Lion Safari is being Ranked as the worst zoo To operate as an elephant trading center. A frigid Canadian theme park is imprisoning more Asian elephants in North America than any other facility, with 16 Asian elephants forced to give birth to 21 calves. The facility is located in a completely unsuitable cold climate and is an example of an elephant exploitation business. Not only African Lion Safari Breeding elephants for sale and shocking “transport abuse” through repeated shipments dominates elephants with the threat of lightning, forces them to perform unnatural circus tricks, and puts children and adults at risk by encouraging them to ride elephants for profit.

African Lion Safari has been ranked as the worst zoo for elephants in North America.

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Fort Worth Zoo Financial offer stimulates circuses and amusement parks like African Lion Safari To increase the rate of harsh and often invasive breeding procedures so that they can sell children who live in captivity their whole lives. It also encourages countries with wild elephants to do so Kidnapping them from the wilderness and selling them into slavery.

Elephants are smuggled nationally and globally. At least three male elephants are now in Fort Worth Zoo They came from these vile sources: Casey and Romeo of Ringling Circus, and Colonel Tosco, who was born in african lion safari,She was then sent to Carson and Barnes Circus at about the age of five, and then to the endangered Ark Foundation in the Circus. “safe haven” before back to African Lion Safari And in 2013, to Fort Worth Zoo. female in Fort Worth ZooThe fare is not the best. Rasha was kidnapped from the wild in Thailand in 1971 and taken at least five times before she arrived Fort Worth Zoo.

“We are pleased that for the second year in a row, the list of the 10 worst zoos has played a major role in stopping the forced segregation of enslaved elephants,” he said. In defense of animals, chief, Dr. Marilyn Kruplick. “Some zoos like African Lion Safari operate like elephant smuggling gangs. Elephant suffering is part of captivity, and we hope Canada will pass Senator Sinclair’s Jane Goodall Act to end the abuse of elephants in the zoo, and give them a better chance of surviving in the wild where they belong.”

In defense of animals He encourages people to avoid visiting any elephant attractions and urges zoos to phase out their exhibits and send elephants in approved sanctuaries Where their needs are prioritized over profits.

10 Worst Zoos 2020:

  1. African Lion Safari, Hamilton, Ontario
  2. Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas
  3. Pittsburgh Zoo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, New York
  5. Monterey Zoo, Salinas, California
  6. Myrtle Beach Safari, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  7. Natural Bridge Zoo, Natural Bridge, VA
  8. Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee
  9. Cameron Park Zoo, Waco, Texas
  10. Huggle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah

I recall the shameful:

Rosamund Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, New York

Discover the full list of the 10 worst zoos for elephants in North America 2020:

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