Dickerson Park – I believe I have a history of this zoo’s violence toward animals during my time as Animals in Entertainment Specialist with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [Update: it is the place]. I’ll have to double check that it was the place and tell y’all about it [Update: I did and it is the place]. The initial article I read states:
The release said the zoo plans no disciplinary action against the elephant and that the animal will not be euthanized.
Really? That’s great given the animal’s life is defined and limited by a profit-driven institution that is denying Patience the elephant of most of her natural inclinations. In the wild zoos walk long distances daily and are extremely matriarchal. They mourn their dead. They protect their own. They are amazing animals.
Many of the elephants we see in zoos and circuses remember their families being culled in the wild. Culled means killed. How adorable is that?
My condolences to her jailer’s family; however, Zoos are Criminal.
Disagree? Let’s hear it.