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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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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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Zoo Lights is time for Packy Lights! Join us as we once again this year bring our message to Free Packy to the thousands of people who go to Zoo Lights. We have song books to share with you so join us in heralding zoo visitors with special holiday songs for Packy and the elephants. We will also have flyers to share with the public, so join us for some merriment with a message. We strongly suggest you take the MAX, as the parking lots will be full–though there is a shuttle lot, so if you need to drive, you can park there and get a ride up to the zoo. Saturday, December 17 Oregon Zoo 5 to 7pm Join ...

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JOIN US TO MOURN PACKY’S 4TH YEAR WITH TB Saturday, October 29 12 to 2pm Oregon Zoo Packy was recently diagnosed again with an active form of TB, so he will be continuing with his TB meds which have already caused him to be so sick he lost over a thousand pounds and had to be taken off the drugs at least twice. Packy was first diagnosed in July of 2013 so he is entering his 4th year with TB, a disease that only elephants in captivity get. Rama and Tusko both had TB and are now dead. Packy has been exploited his entire 54 years as the poster boy for the zoo’s breeding program. But Packy is an example ...

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