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UPDATE ON ELEPHANTS AT THE BARCELONA ZOO :

January 28th, 2011 by Nicole Meyer

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Unfortunately, city leaders abstained from voting to remove elephants Susi and Yoyo from the Barcelona Zoo in Spain, with Mayor Jordi Hereu stating that scientists and not politicians would decide the elephants’ future.

According to the publication El País, the day before City Hall was scheduled to meet and decide whether to send Susi to another facility and ban the zoo from acquiring more elephants, the zoo held a press conference at which it presented plans for an exhibit expansion. Despite the health problems Susi has been suffering, the zoo claimed she is in good physical and psychological shape.

Despite this setback, elephant advocates in Barcelona are continuing to fight for Susi and Yoyo, and to educate lawmakers and the public about their plight. They are hopeful that elections in May, which will bring a change in zoo leadership, will create an opportunity to finally relieve the elephants’ suffering. Even with an exhibit expansion, the zoo cannot provide the space elephants need to live longer and healthier lives at the Barcelona Zoo.

You can read the El País story by clicking here.

3 Responses to “UPDATE ON ELEPHANTS AT THE BARCELONA ZOO :”

  1. February 04, 2011 at 3:02 pm, Priscilla said:

    The unholy collusion between zoos and local governments seems the same the world over. Politicians in Barcelona are just like politicians in LA and elsewhere. Susi and Yoyo should be sent to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Wake up, Barcelona bureaucrats!!! We are tired of zoo industry lies.

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  2. January 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm, Carol said:

    If this happened to humans this would end in a half a second how can humans do this to such beautiful animals that only know one thing they are in prison and there is no way out they just stand waiting to be taken out and freed from this horrible prison.

    How could humans with a heart just stand there and allow this to happen to these beautiful beautiful elephants and sleep at night I just do not get it at all.

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  3. January 28, 2011 at 10:23 am, Suely Maria Eloy said:

    I AM REALLY SORRY FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL ELEPHANTS , SUSI AND YOYO….
    HOPE THING WILL CHANGE AFTER ELECTIONS IN MAY,CAUSE THEY DESERVE A BETTER LIFE AND A HUGE AMOUNT OF COMPASSION AND RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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