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February 03, 2019 - The South African

Johannesburg Zoo ignores calls to free Lammie the lonely elephant

Johannesburg Zoo ignores calls to free Lammie the lonely elephant
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This is despite animal welfare specialists’ renewed calls on The Johannesburg City Council to relocate the grieving elephant from the zoo to a free-roaming area after the recent death of her partner Kinkel.

The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), Ban Animal Trading, EMS Foundation and Humane Society International – Africa have rejected the zoo’s plans to introduce another elephant as this would necessitate breaking up a bonded group with associated trauma and merely introduce another elephant to a sterile existence in the zoo.

Read more at The South African


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