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In Defense of Animals (IDA) Tells USDA to Stop Dangerous Elephant Breeding
This week IDA filed complaints with the USDA against four zoos
- the Houston Zoo, Oklahoma City Zoo, St. Louis Zoo, and
Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. IDA says these zoos' elephant
breeding practices violate the federal Animal Welfare Act by knowingly
exposing elephant calves to an unacceptably high risk of infection
with the mostly fatal elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV).
IDA is urging the USDA to stop the reckless breeding of elephants in
herpes-affected zoos by adopting a policy that protects innocent
calves from unnecessary suffering and horrific deaths.
You can copy & past the following link to send a quick message to USDA
Secretary Tom Vilsack on behalf of elephants in zoos: