Free Lucky and Queenie From San Antonio Zoo
  • Petitioned Tom Vilsack

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack
Mayor
Julian Castro
San Antonio Zoo
Councilwoman Elisa Chan
Associate APHIS Administrator at the USDA
Kevin Shea

Free Lucky and Queenie From San Antonio Zoo

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

Queenie endured a lifetime of ill-treatment at the hands of the circus industry before she was sent to the San Antonio Zoo in April, to an exhibit already far too cramped for one elephant, let alone two. The San Antonio Zoo held its only surviving Asian elephant, Lucky, in solitary confinement for two years since the death of her companion. Given both elephants' documented aggressive natures, this was obviously a horrible decision on the USDA's part. 

Despite massive protests, the zoo has refused to do right by Lucky and send her to a sanctuary where she can live in a spacious, natural environment with others of her species

Please ask them to retire Lucky and Queenie (Boo) from the San Antonio Zoo and send them to a sanctuary.

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    • Caroline Clune YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Please free Lucky and Queenie to the Tenessee elephant sanctuary, it is cruel and uncaring that the zoo is not respecting the needs of these two elephants, shame on them

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    • lachelle lousch VAN ALSTYNE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      This is urgent. For the love of life these elephant miust go to the sanctuary in Tennesse. How can ANYONE with the power to act decide not to help these animals. They have endured enough!

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    • Karen Harris AUSTIN, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      My husband and I visited the San Antonio Zoo to see Boo and Lucky for ourselves. The sight of these two beaten down creatures is devastatingly sad. Please, please free them and send them to a sanctuary so they can know some happiness before their tragic lives come to an end.

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    • G T ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      So very cruel to keep any creature a prisoner.

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