Posted by llrrrpp on June 11, 2006, at 20:20:08
Elephants do not belong in urban zoos or circuses with inadequate facilities. Their feet get sore and infected. Elephants get depressed. They die.
It just happened in Los Angeles. Poor Gita
And it happened in Chicago before that.
Poor things. They are not flowers that we display and then toss out when they wilt. They are sensitive, intelligent creatures, capable of forming social bonds that last their entire lives (50-70 years).
Return them to South and Southeast Asia. Give them sanctuary there, or put them to work pulling tree stumps in the forest. Their work is respected and treasured. They are worshipped in many cultures, and killed by ours.