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Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s letter and Carol Buckley’s statement in honor of Packy standard

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, has her hands full rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned baby elephants. But she kindly took the time to write a letter to Metro, the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Zoo Foundation to express her sadness over Packy’s untimely death and to advocate to free Chendra in his honor. Thank you Dame Daphne, you are a true hero to the elephants…everywhere. Read Dame Daphne’s  letter Read all celebrity letters for the elephants Carol Buckley, Founder, President and CEO of Elephant Aid International sent a heartfelt statement about Packy. “Packy’s life and death has brought to the surface an upheaval of human empathy for captive-held elephants, their propagation, their incarceration ...

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RIP Packy standard

At 5:30am on Thursday, February 9, 2017, Packy, the Oregon Zoo’s 54-year old senior elephant, was injected with a lethal drug and shortly later, he died. Why was Packy put down? We believe as his keeper stated who posted on a dedicated Facebook Page that the decision to end Packy’s life was  “..not based on science, safety or Packy’s best interest. It is a risk based decision made by politicians, attorneys and other officials who fear the future repercussions of keeping him alive.” We are seeking the truth about Packy’s untimely zoothanasia. We have requested clinical records from Metro and will post whatever information we find. We believe that this is a crime and it needs to be investigated. But as ...

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Act Now to Save Packy! standard

We have been alerted to the possibility that Metro and the zoo are planning to euthanize Packy. Why? Because he cannot be treated for TB, and he could transmit the disease–and what we suspect is a prime motivation, Packy is a financial burden who is not increasing ticket sales. Whatever the case may be, we join the efforts of Packy’s keepers in trying stop any plans to euthanize Packy. His keepers are arguing that he is not suffering and protocols are in place to keep him from infecting anyone else. Whatever our differences with the zoo staff–we obviously believe Packy should go to sanctuary and not remain at the zoo, we do agree that if Packy is not suffering, he ...

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Holiday song book for captive elephants standard

Every year, we at FOZE bring our Free Packy lights and shine a little light on the plight of Packy and the elephants at the Oregon Zoo. This year one of our talented supporters created this beautiful songbook with lyrics to popular holiday songs. We plan to sing them during our Light up the Zoo to Free Packy  event this year, but the lyrics can be used for any elephants (and other captive animals) anywhere, so please share far and wide and help ring in a season of compassion and freedom for these long-suffering animals. holiday song book

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