Lily Tomlin Speaks Out video

Lily Tomlin says free Packy from the Oregon Zoo, December 2013. Lily Tomlin, celebrity and elephant advocate, sent a letter to the zoo and Metro asking them to release Packy to sanctuary. At this event, members of Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants and In Defense of Animals inform the public about Ms. Tomlin’s request.

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Citizens Speak Out video

Citizens speak out for the Oregon Zoo elephants at Metro, September 2013. Over the last three years, many citizens have attended public meetings at Metro, the governmental agency which oversees the zoo, to ask councilors to honor the promises they made in 2008,  by releasing Packy and the other seven zoo elephants to a reserve or to a sanctuary.

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Tusko’s Sad Journey standard

Tusko was shipped from his native land of Thailand directly to a U.S. zoo. He was subsequently shipped seven more times from circus to theme park to rental business and back. This is a common practice among Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo industry organization regulated and funded by the captive elephant trade. 1971 – Born wild in Thailand 1978 – Shipped to Rex Williams from Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park 1979 – Shipped to Circus Vargas from Rex Williams 1982 – Shipped to Rex Williams from Circus Vargas 1987 – Shipped to African Wildlife Safari from Rex Williams 1992 – Shipped to Have Trunk Will Travel from African Wildlife Safari 1995 – Shipped to Chaffee Zoological Gardens from ...

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