Posted by veganesse at 07/03/09 06:48:04Edmonton-based veterinarian/zoologist Debi Zimmermann is entering the Lucy the elephant dialogue with the release of a hard-hitting new report that examines the Valley Zoo/Lucy the elephant debate and reviews current knowledge and trends in elephant care and husbandry.
Dr. Zimmermann's report, entitled One Veterinarian's Search for Truth in the "Lucy the Elephant" Debate, provides a fresh, new perspective on Lucy's situation and should help clarify many of the issues expressed in the debate about Lucy's health.
The report can be accessed here:
Additional information about Lucy can be found at the Facebook group for this report, as well as at the Zoocheck and Kids Save Lucy websites:
Posted by Jeffrey at 11/07/09 23:58:05I just spent a couple months in Edmonton with family and Lucy regularly makes headlines. She seems to be the Valley Zoo's star attraction, and many city residents feel that they grew up with Lucy there, and she is too much of an Edmonton resident to send her somewhere else. The Zoo seems to take this stance as well.
The zoo used to have 2 elephants, and I believe they did send one to an elephant sanctuary. (correct me if I'm wrong!) I never saw Lucy because I boycott all zoos, but I did call and write the gov't when I was there expressing my opinions. I encourage others to do the same so that we can override the sick folks who want to keep her inside during the -30 degree winters. The zoo obviously doesn't care about what is best for Lucy-they want what is best for their wallet. Convincing the Alberta Gov't to force them to move her will probably be what it will take.