recent British government investigation found that there is no
way for elephants to live healthy lives in zoos or similar
facilities. That explains why captive elephants often
don't make it past 17 years old — while in the wild they
routinely live for up to 50 years. As a result, Parliament is
considering banning zoos and safari "parks" from holding these
majestic animals prisoner. This is huge news! But the proposed
bill hasn't passed yet — leaving just enough time for
opponents to try and prevent this legislation from passing.
That is, unless we speak out loudly and demand Parliament
In their natural habitats,
elephants live in close-knit family units, displaying nuanced
social dynamics such as lifetime bonding, caring for each
other when injured, and mourning their dearly departed.
Together, elephant herds forage for food, walking as many as
30 miles in a given day. By contrast, even some of the biggest
zoo enclosures are just 0.1 mile by 0.1 mile large (with an
area of around 7.5 acres total). That's a tiny fraction of the
daily ground elephants need to cover in order to keep healthy.
Lawmakers in the U.K. must follow through on
their promises. Tell Parliament to pass the Animal Welfare
(Kept Animals) Bill and save elephants from further captivity
The Care2 Petitions Team
lawmakers already banned the use of elephants in circuses. Now they must do the same for zoos!