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Tell the AZA to Help Lucky the Elephant

June 20th, 2013 by Nicole Meyer


Take Action: Demand that the AZA Help Lucky the Elephant

It’s been just over a month since the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) granted the San Antonio Zoo an exemption from industry standards, which condemned an elephant named Lucky to life in solitary confinement.

The AZA ignored pleas from IDA and thousands of supporters to place Lucky at a facility with the companionship of other elephants and room to roam. Now, with the AZA’s complicity, 53-year-old Lucky will likely be alone until she dies—a cruel sentence for any elephant, who are profoundly social animals.

The president of the AZA disregarded our appeal on Lucky’s behalf, so now we’re asking you to put pressure on Executive Director Kristin Vehrs and the entire AZA Accreditation Commission.

Lucky is the only known elephant living in solitary confinement at an AZA-accredited zoo.

Click here to take action and speak out!

194 Responses to “Tell the AZA to Help Lucky the Elephant”

  1. July 15, 2013 at 11:06 am, michelle said:

    Help lucky live out the rest of her days happily. :(


  2. June 26, 2013 at 6:44 am, Pat Bacon said:

    I agree. I have no idea why the powers that be are not stepping up to get this poor elephant to an appropriate Sanctuary.I am heart broken for this poor creature.Isn’t there a refuge for Lucky to go to? Where are the animal Organizations that can step up for Lucky? this is a horror.


  3. June 25, 2013 at 9:40 am, Linda Olive King said:

    This is one of the most barbaric cruel and heartless treatment of an animal I have heard of. Why are these people punishing this innocent Elephant “Lucky” Why on earth would they keep her in solitary confinement??? That is so inhumane… I would love to lock every person that helped make this Horrific stupid decision in a cage alone for the rest of their lives!!!


  4. June 21, 2013 at 11:22 am, Carrera said:

    Please show some compassion if you profess to be human. It just breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes. I feel so powerless. I pray and ask God to intervene. Only He can save Lucky. I expect no mercy from human killers.


  5. June 21, 2013 at 9:56 am, Karen Neubert said:

    Please let her have one friend … or place her with a facility with more elepants! Elepants are SOCIAL family creatures, It will increase the attendence and make her smile again! Please act humanely.


  6. June 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm, Elise Phillips Margulis said:

    Please help Lucky!! She’s been through enough!! She needs you!!


  7. June 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm, Darlene Bangert. said:

    Damn it. How would you like to live alone for the rest of your life? Where’s your compassion for animals? Is money your only concern?


  8. June 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm, Pat Bacon said:

    What is wrong with these people who think Lucky can live a life of loneliness? I hope the people who have made this decision pay in a big way. I wish them only bad luck.


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