Lily Tomlin Wants YOU To Participate In IDA’s International Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos!

May 24th, 2011 by Nicole Meyer


This year’s International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) – on Saturday, June 11 – is quickly approaching. IDA is pleased that Lily Tomlin is again supporting this global event and the actions of advocates around the world who will hold outreach events and demonstrations to educate the public about the tragic affects of confining elephants in small, urban zoo enclosures.

Lily is urging everyone to participate:

Elephants were never meant to be confined in zoos, where they are suffering and dying prematurely. Please help me share this important message by participating in the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on June 11, a unique event that brings the world together to stop the suffering of elephants in zoos.

Last year there were events in more than 30 cities worldwide that educated thousands of people around the world. You can help make this year’s Day of Action an even greater success by organizing or participating in an event near you.

Events are already scheduled in California, Florida, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington, and internationally in Canada, Spain and the UK. Click here for a full list of scheduled events. (New events are being added all the time so check the list often – or add your own event!)

If your city isn’t yet listed for an event, we can help you organize one. See the IDAEZ Get Started page for more information. IDA provides flyers and posters, issues alerts to advocates in your area so they can attend your event, and sends news advisories to the media.

The elephants need your help. Please join IDA and Lily Tomlin in putting an end to their suffering by taking part in the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos.

For more information on IDAEZ click here or email

8 Responses to “Lily Tomlin Wants YOU To Participate In IDA’s International Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos!”

  1. May 26, 2011 at 11:51 am, Fátima Pestana said:

    I was born in Angola, 56 years ago, where we could still see elephants roaming through the “savanas”.

    I chose not to go to zoos, because it is very hard to me to watch them, because they do not belong to zoos, and they do not belong to circuses as well, where they suffer the most to be trained, since they are little babies.

    Thank you, so much, for raising your voice for them.

    It is so good to see public and well know people to speak out for the elephants.

    Please, raise your voice against the circuses with animals, specially elephants.

    Always grateful,

    Fátima Pestana


  2. May 25, 2011 at 7:42 am, Catherine Doyle said:

    The Florida events are in Miami and Tampa. For information on other event locations, please visit


  3. May 25, 2011 at 7:35 am, iris lambka said:

    where are the 2 events for the elephants in florida?


  4. May 25, 2011 at 12:54 am, Gary Brandt said:

    I fully support your causes especially where elephants are concerned but I think you need a congressional act to deal with national abuses in circuses as well problems with zoo habitats. Some have said no zoo should have elephants as there is not enough room. If there is proof as claimed that the animals have these issues related to small environments, then congressional law should be made. I ask that if successful, the sickest of these animals are given sanctuary first. I suggest that a new, large, “African like” sanctuary in southern Texas be created because it’s weather is in keeping with a natural habitat.

    Getting such a bill though a REP controlled congress in a time of financial crises may be hard but I feel the attempt should be made. Thanks.


  5. May 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm, Susan said:

    I will be helping at Marine World Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo CA on June 11. Looking forward to it. It will be my second awareness protest, my first was a circus in Antioch CA a couple weeks ago. Thought I’d be the only one there and was suprised to see 15 more people from the south bay. Thanks for all you do Lily, and backing it all up with your celebrity self.


  6. May 24, 2011 at 8:47 am, Serena Saye said:

    Go, Lily, go!


  7. May 24, 2011 at 7:49 am, Scott Ross said:

    Thank you, Lily. In a sane world, we would not captivate and cage animals “for their own good,” or to study them, or to let families come and stare at them.


  8. May 24, 2011 at 7:34 am, deadra ullman said:

    Thank you so much for standing up for elephants in circuses and zoos. Also, the poaching of elephants for the ivory trade is a problem. We need more well-known people supporting this cause as well as other causes (such as the wild mustangs and burros).


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