UPDATE: News conference this morning: 12/4/2012 Kim Smith stated that the company does in fact own the baby. However, she said they are in negotiations to keep the baby here. The Oregon Zoo Posted that she will be staying, however viewers, members, tax payers, and the general public do not have proof that she will stay and not go to the abusers....The thing I am worried about here is the company that the Oregon Zoo has the contract with. Unless it is in writing that they are not going to take the calf away, how can we be sure that the calf will not be taken and used by these traveling animal abusers??
The Oregon Zoo needs to break the contract that allows Have Trunks Will Travel take control of female elephant born at 2:17 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
Have Trunk Will Travel is a traveling zoo who rents out their elephants after being "trained" with abusive measures. This baby belongs to the People of the City of Portland, OR...and most importantly Rose Tu, her mother. Elephants are very smart creatures and live as families for life. Do not tear apart this family!