Help Send Philly Zoo Elephants to Sanctuary sign now

We, the undersigned, urge the Mayor and Philadelphia City Council to take action to transfer the four elephants at the Philadelphia Zoo Dulary, Petal, Kallie and Bette - to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Currently the Zoo is promoting a misguided plan that would spend millions of tax dollars to try to accommodate the elephants at the Zoo. The Zoos 42-acre property is physically unable to adequately provide for the worlds largest mammals who need vast space to roam in order to keep healthy (psychologically and physically).

In the wild, elephants can travel up to 30 miles per day and this freedom of and constant movement is essential for good health. There are 640 acres in just one mile. It is scientifically documented that captivity and the lack of space in zoos creates health problems in elephants that include psychological problems and physical problems which inevitably cause elephants in captivity to die prematurely. The confinement in zoos has also lead to serious reproductive problems and high infant mortality.

The elephants at the Philadelphia Zoo have spent virtually their entire lives confined in zoos (after being taken from their mothers and families in the wild, specifically for the zoo-display/entertainment industry).

Despite repeated requests, as of September 2005, the Philadelphia Zoo has not allowed public access to the elephants' medical records so it is impossible to know if any or all of the elephants suffer from common captivity-induced ailments such as foot and joint problems, arthritis, lameness and foot abscesses.

The Elephant Sanctuary offers hundreds of acres of natural habitat and expertise in and a successful history of healing and restoring quality of life to elephants debilitated from years of captivity. By sending the elephants to The Elephant Sanctuary the Zoo will free up needed resources and space in order to better provide for the other 1600 animals who currently live at the Zoo.

We trust that you share our concerns and will take action to expedite their release to the Sanctuary.

Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 2015812. Annie Vandoornv
    It,s the only thing you can do to make the elephants happy!!!!
  • 09 December 2015811. Peter G
    Let them relish open space again.
  • 28 November 2015810. Tania M
    Support the life that we can't live without
  • 28 November 2015809. Marianne C
    This is a disgrace!! Please help these wonderful animals.!
  • 25 November 2015808. Bert A
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  • 24 November 2015807. Dolores K
    Send them to the sanctuary
  • 23 November 2015806. Tabitha Lb
    All animals deserve space to roam, especially when they are HUGE. Every creature, just like anyone else in the world, needs company, family, and friends to be happy and healthy not only phisicaly, but mentaly.
  • 18 November 2015805. Susan Vm
    They shouldn't suffer for our enjoyment!
  • 08 November 2015804. Susan A
    The elephant situation at the Philly zoo is truly apalling. It would not be surprising to me if they all died from being totally depressed. I've seen elephants in Africa, and honestly, these animals in the Philly zoo are not elephants. They are just sad,
  • 13 October 2015803. Marybeth M
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015802. Donna M
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015801. Natalie Vanl
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015800. Joy B
    Please send the Philly elephants to a Sanctuary where they can have peace, and love and be loved for they have given people and childern a lot of there years to them, now it is time for there rewards. Love them
  • 29 September 2015799. Dian T
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015798. Annette S
    do what is in the best interest of the elephants and release them to sanctuary .
  • 15 September 2015797. Mark W
    Its time to do the right thing, let them go.
  • 13 September 2015796. Maria B
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 2015795. Matthew S
    Please end this cruelty and send the elephants to the sanctuary.
  • 27 August 2015794. Kristofer Johnh
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 2015793. Marti F
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  • 05 August 2015792. Sam B
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 2015791. Aran M
    save them!!
  • 04 August 2015790. Colleen O
    I support this petition
  • 01 August 2015789. Kimberly C
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 2015788. Aileen Mci
    Please consider this concerning situation.
  • 25 July 2015787. Mary F
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 2015786. Gail Vazquez
    I support this petition

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Glenn CrawfordBy:
Politics and GovernmentIn:
Petition target:
Mayor John Street and City Council

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