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Elephants Deserve Better on Vegan World Radio July 28, 2008*

From: Margaret
Sent on: Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:09 AM

Vegan World Radio- episode # 4 : 28 July 2008
Elephants Deserve Better
Hope for Elephants: Sanctuaries
Today we learn about the plight of elephants, gentle giants who suffer world wide at the hands of humans. 
Animal advocates are protesting the Dallas Zoo's decision to send Jenny, an African elephant, to a drive through tourist attraction in Mexico after spending 22 years of her life at the Dallas zoo.  Margaret Morin with Concerned Citizens for Jenny will bring us this story.  In Defense of Animals' (IDA) elephant expert Catherine Doyle will join us in this discussion.  IDA has expressed outrage over the Dallas Zoo's decision.  Nicole G. Paquette, Esq. Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute will discuss  her organization's David versus Goliath battle against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus for its mistreatment of Asian elephants in violation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act.  All that and more on Vegan World Radio! today. (formerly Go Vegan Texas!)

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Help Save Jenny!

Elephants are among the world's most intelligent animals.
Concerned Citizens for Jenny asks the City of Dallas to send Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary in the Tennessee where she will live the rest of her life in peace and safety with other African Elephants.
09:27 From: elephantsanctuarytn

The Elephant Sanctuary Web site

Guest and Co-host on today's show

Margaret Morin

Concerned Citizens for Jenny (CCFJ)

A Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex grass-roots citizen's groups dedicated to helping Jenny retire in peace and safety at an elephant sanctuary. 

Margaret Morin, Founder and Media Contact

Email: [address removed]

Join CCFJ for free: 

Contact the Dallas Mayor 
Repeatedly and politely call, fax, and email the mayor.  If his office tells you to call the Zoo, courteously advise that you urge the mayor to intervene to send Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary.  And, that you do not want to call the Zoo.  The Zoo will not change its plan unless the mayor insists.   


We must convince the Mayor and the City Council to send Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary instead of Mexico.  Please keep calling them until they do the right thing by Jenny.  If they tell you to call the Zoo instead, please tell our elected representatives that we want the City to make the decision. 
The City and the Citizens of Dallas own Jenny, not the Zoo.

Whether of not you live in Dallas, making a polite phone call to the Mayor is
the most important thing you can do.

Mayor Tom Leppert

Dallas City Hall

1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN

Dallas, TX[masked]

Main Phone: (214) [masked]

Fax: (214) [masked]

[address removed]
Guest on today's show
Catherine Doyle
IDA's elephant expert

In Defense of Animals (IDA) Expresses Outrage
Over Dallas Zoo Elephant Decision

IDA Stunned That Zoo Will Export Elephant Jenny To Mexico,
Away From Protection Of U.S. Laws

"We're shocked and appalled that the Dallas Zoo is moving Jenny out of the country to a facility where she is not protected by U.S. animal welfare and anti-cruelty laws," said Doyle. "The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee was ready to accept Jenny. There is no reason to send Jenny out of the country when a world-class facility so nearby offered to take her."
read letter at:

Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants in 2007

see list here:

Why Elephants Should Not Be Contained In Zoos

Watch video of interview with Catherine Doyle
and Devon Murphy of Last Chance for Animals
Critter Crusades

Guest on today's show

Nicole G. Paquette, Esq.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) and is based in Sacramento, CA. Nicole works nationally on captive wild animal issues and has assisted countless states and cities with introducing and passing laws relating to the private possession of dangerous wild animals and animals in entertainment. Nicole also focuses on captive elephants, trapping, wildlife conflicts, and zoos, and oversees organizational litigation efforts and regularly consults on state and national legislation on a variety of animal issues.

Elephants Get Their Day in Court ...

But Not Without Your Help

Born Free USA united with API's circus campaign aims to end the exploitation of "performing" animals by educating both the public and key decision-makers about how animals suffer under the big top, and by pushing for legislation and policy changes that help stop circus cruelty. We are also involved in groundbreaking litigation against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for its mistreatment of elephants.

Help us help elephants win their day in court when we go to trial October 7, 2008

This website of Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute offers a wealth of resources to help you.

Today's Show produced and

co- hosted by

Margaret Morin

& Shirley Wilkes-Johnson

Vegan World Radio..
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for local animal rights events announcements.

Society of Peace Events Calendar:
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friend of BARC and Cooper Clinic are hosting another fun-filled monthly "Meet & Greet" event!

The Meet & Greet takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2008 in the Heights from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NEW SUMMER HOURS)! Meet homeless dogs and cats in need of loving families! All proceeds from the event will go to Friends of BARC, a non profit volunteer group, to purchase needed supplies for the city's shelter animals.

You can also drop off donations for BARC anytime or at the Meet and Greet at Cooper Animal Clinic, 1136 Heights Blvd. This will be another great opportunity to meet shelter animals in need of a second chance.

Call[masked] for more information or visit FRIENDS OF BARC to learn how you can help homeless animals in Houston through adoption or fostering. Be sure to also visit KPFT's "Adopt a Friend" page.

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Monday, August 4, 2008
Houston Health Association/Natural Hygiene Network Monthly Meeting

Join members of the Houston Health Association/Natural Hygiene Network for their monthly meeting on Monday, August 4. The group meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. The location is A Moveable Feast Cafe in Houston, where several vegetarian & vegan options are available.

Mamiko is the organizer of this group. Please visit Houston Health Association to learn more, or call Mamiko at[masked]-6051.


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