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10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in 2007 list announced by In Defense of Animals

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, grabs top spot on annual “10 Worst Zoos for Elephants” list.

“The 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants list draws attention to the fact that elephants are needlessly suffering and dying prematurely from inadequate and inhumane zoo conditions,” said IDA president Elliot M. Katz, DVM. “The problems such as aberrant behaviors, lethal joint and foot disorders, and premature death chronicled in this list speak loudly to the mammoth changes that are needed to improve the lives of elephants in zoos.”

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS is an international, California-based (San Rafael) animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitats.


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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2008
Under: Elephants, In Defense of Animals, Zoos | 6 Comments »