Petition: Free Billy the Elephant from His Lonely, Cramped Life at the L.A. Zoo, California

Billy the elephant has lived at the Los Angeles Zoo for nearly 30 years. For most of this time he has endured living all by himself in an extremely tiny enclosure. As a result he has displayed significant signs of stress. After public protests and a lawsuit filed on Billy’s behalf a few years ago, the Los Angeles Zoo promised to close down the old elephant exhibit and built a bigger, better enclosure for Billy. After visiting the new exhibit, however, I was shocked to find that poor Billy is still being kept in a tiny area separate from the other elephants and he still is displaying the same repetitive stress, such as swaying and rocking side to side and head bobbing due to frustration, boredom, and possibly depression. His predecessors at the Los Angeles Zoo, who died prematurely due to the conditions elephants often acquire while living in  enclosed and cramp quarters.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/900/414/840/something-is-not-cool-at-the-los-angeles-zoo/?TAP=1732

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