*[Enwl-eng] Holding elephants captive is literally killing them

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Captive elephants are only given 0.33% of the healthy space they need. It's time to ban zoos from imprisoning elephants.
 
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A 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 stand firm.

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 now!

Thank you,

 

Miranda
The Care2 Petitions Team

 

P.S. British lawmakers already banned the use of elephants in circuses. Now they must do the same for zoos!




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