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Act Today! Jenny Needs You Now, More Than Ever. Cross Post Widely, Please

From: Margaret
Sent on: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:48 PM


Concerned Citizens for Jenny has consistently advocated for retiring Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary (TES) as it is clearly the right home for Jenny.   TES is uniquely suited to care for Jenny, as its sole focus is the rehabilitation of elephants like her.   This natural-habitat refuge provides 300 acres for its three resident African elephants and is world recognized for its expertise and experience healing troubled and ailing elephants.

By contrast, the Zoo announced today that canceled its plan to ship Jenny to a "drive-thru" tourist attraction in Mexico.  Now, it says it will keep her at the Dallas Zoo, where we know that she is miserable in her cramped, barren enclosure.  She has been in solitary confinement for three months and just last week, Jenny was seen to be obsessively swaying, a sign of distress and stress in elephants.   View that video after you have read the rest of this email, please.

The Zoo's announcement today seems to be just one more ill-conceived ploy to deflect the public outcry and wide-spread criticism of the Dallas Zoo's mishandling of what to do with Jenny.   Today's decision by the Zoo was dismissive of the concerns of Dallas citizens.   The Zoo has vaccinated about what to do about Jenny a number of times and appears to have NO concrete plan or clear vision for addressing Jenny's needs.  

Redouble your calls & emails to the Dallas Mayor and City Council, please.  We must show that we are resolute in our commitment to retire Jenny to TES.  Jenny needs you now, more than ever!

1.  Contact the Dallas Mayor
Repeatedly call, fax, and email the mayor, whether or not you live in Dallas.  Politely but firmly urge him to retire Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary.  Civilly insist that he intervene in the Zoo's decision to keep her in Dallas.

Mayor Tom Leppert
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN
Dallas, TX[masked]  
Main Phone: (214)[masked]
Fax: (214)[masked]
[address removed]

2.  Contact Dallas City Council 

If you live in Dallas, contact your city council person and urge her or him to send Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary.  

Contact your city council person at:  (214)[masked]
Or go to:

Cross Post Widely to friends, family, co-workers, and other animal friendly organizations, please.

Thank you.
Founder, Concerned Citizens for Jenny

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