Help Save Ely The Elephant!

Help Save Ely The Elephant!

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OneProtest started this petition to Mexico City Governor/ Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo and

The undersigned urge Mexico's government officials to take action on behalf of Ely and allow her release to a sanctuary that can provide her with the love and care she desperately needs and deserves.

Ely is a former circus elephant who the Aragon Zoo bought. The Zoo proclaims they're treating Ely better than the circus, yet upon her arrival in 2012, her health and well-being have continually deteriorated. Her enclosure is made of concrete floors causing joint pain and pales in comparison to the vast lands she would roam in the wild. Elephants in the wild travel 15 - 30 miles a day, and for Ely to achieve this, she would have to walk back and forth in her enclosure over 300 and times a day. Due to confinement and the unnatural environment, Ely is forced to live in, she exhibits stereotyping a neurological condition conducive to animals held in captivity.

Ely suffers from a broad spectrum of health issues. Among those issues is a skin condition known as ulcerative dermatitis. The lack of shade in Ely's enclosure has caused her to become severely sunburnt on top of her already damaged skin. The lack of care and treatment for these injuries has resulted in an infection that is most visible on her back.

A total of 3 elephants have died at The San Juan de Aragon Zoo. Maggie, an Asian elephant being the latest. Maggie was euthanized after suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis. Ely could be next on the list of dead elephants at San Juan de Aragon Zoo if nothing is done to help her. It is important to note that every animal at the San Juan de Aragon Zoo is insured, and upon the animal's death, the zoo receives compensation.

 

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