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Petitioning Mayor, City of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and 9 others

People support Woodland Park Zoo and their Elephants and want them to stay.

Woodland Park Zoo is under attack by animal rights groups, armed with inaccurate information and false claims, demanding they close their elephant exhibit and move the animals to a sanctuary. The zoo's elephants receive excellent care and afford visitors to see these magnificent creatures and learn first-hand about their plight in the wild and what they can do to aid the conservation efforts to save them. By moving the elephants, we will lose a great chance to educate the population on why we should spend the time, money and effort to save them. We urge you to look at the facts and see that this vocal minority is not acting in the best interest for the elephants, Woodland Park Zoo or the million people a year who come to the zoo.

Letter to
Mayor, City of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Seattle City Council Mike O'Brien
Seattle City Council Nick Licata
and 7 others
Seattle City Council Bruce Harrell
Seattle City Council Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council Sally Bagshaw
Seattle City Council Sally Clark
Seattle City Council Richard Conlin
Seattle City Council Jean Gooden
Seattle City Council Tom Rasmussen
People support Woodland Park Zoo and their Elephants and want them to stay.

Woodland Park Zoo is under attack by animal rights groups, armed with inaccurate information and false claims, demanding they close their elephant exhibit and move the animals to a sanctuary. The zoo's elephants receive excellent care and afford visitors to see these magnificent creatures and learn first-hand about their plight in the wild and what they can do to aid the conservation efforts to save them. By moving the elephants, we will lose a great chance to educate the population on why we should spend the time, money and effort to save them. We urge you to look at the facts and see that this vocal minority is not acting in the best interest for the elephants, Woodland Park Zoo or the million people a year who come to the zoo.