Saturday, 11 February 2017
By Edna Spennato
Despite a huge public appeal to allow Packy to go to a sanctuary in California to live out his last years in peace and tranquility, the dreadful animal prison known as Oregon Zoo opted to murder him instead, a money-saving option that was carried out on Thursday, 9 February.
This act of heartlessness is a great example of why Oregon Zoo and other hell holes of misery for animals should be closed down, if humanity is ever to save itself from its own karma. Let's shut this animal torture hole down. BOYCOTT Oregon Zoo!
Chendra is another abused elderly elephant currently facing the same fate at the dreadful Oregon Zoo. Please add your voice to the campaign to save her and have her go to a sanctuary instead of being murdered by Donald Moore and his gang.
Packy was no longer making a profit for the zoo, so they decided to get rid of him. He was just a commodity for them. “Euthanasia is killing out of compassion to alleviate an individual’s suffering. This does not appear to be the case for Packy,” notes Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., Elephant Scientist for In Defense of Animals. This is not okay!
One of Packy’s keepers posted on Facebook stating, “It appears Zoo Management and Metro are about to make the decision to put Packy down and this decision is not based on science, safety or Packy’s best interest. It is a risk based decision made by politicians, attorneys and other officials who fear the future repercussions of keeping him alive.”
Packy was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2013 but reportedly shows no signs of suffering from the disease. “If Packy really is not suffering, the zoo owes him hospice, not death,” said In Defense of Animals President, Dr. Marilyn Kroplick. “Research shows that elephants are self-aware and conscious animals. Oregon Zoo brought Packy into the world and profited from him; now they need to provide the care he needs.”
Elephants in the wild spend their days roaming miles of natural habitat, foraging for fresh food, and socializing with other elephants. Packy, however, never had the privilege of growing up in the wild like other elephants.
Please take a few minutes to contact the Zoo and give them a piece of your mind, and ask your friends and family to do the same. Contact the Zoo Foundation and Metro Council too, and let them know how you feel about the killing of Packy.
The director, one Donald Moore, also has a Twitter account. Please let him know how you feel about this too.
Oregon Zoo’s Director, Don Moore, 503-220-2450
Metro Council President, Tom Hughes, 503-797-1989
Oregon Zoo Foundation Communications Coordinator, Rita Paolo, 503-220-5771
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