Target: Laurie Stewart, Woodland Park Zoo Board Chair
Goal: Thank the Woodland Park Zoo for relocating its two elephants to provide them better care.
The Woodland Park Zoo recently announced that its two elephants, Bamboo and Chai, will be relocated to another zoo with a large heard of healthy elephants they can interact with instead of the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in California. The zoo’s decision to send its elephants to the Oklahoma City Zoo will not only help provide the pachyderms with excellent care, but will also give the elephants the chance to interact with a multi-generational herd.
The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, argues that the elephants should be sent to an elephant sanctuary instead, however the sanctuary the Woodland Park Zoo was considering has two elephants with active tuberculosis infections which posed a risk to Bamboo and Chai. As a result, the zoo made the decision in the best interests of the elephants’ welfare and chose to send the elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo.
This decision made by the Woodland Park Zoo proves that although it was not able to provide all the care the elephants needed, it cares enough about the elephants’ best interests to find a better home for them. Sign this petition and thank the Woodland Park Zoo for relocating its elephant to a zoo that will provide them with some of the best care for elephants.
Dear Laurie Stewart,
I am very glad that the Woodland Park Zoo decided to send its two elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City Zoo. I understand that the zoo previously considered sending the elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in California, however the sanctuary housed two elephants with tuberculosis infections which posed a risk to Bamboo and Chai.
I would like to thank you and the rest of the Woodland Park Zoo Board for the decision to send the elephants to the Oklahoma City Zoo to better the lives of the elephants. Bamboo and Chai will not only receive some of the best care, they will also be able to have the opportunity to interact with a multi-generational herd.
The Woodland Park Zoo truly has the elephants’ welfare in mind. I would like to thank you again for all of your efforts to ensure a better future for Bamboo and Chai.
[Your Name Here]
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