Target: Scott Blais, CEO of Global Sanctuary for Elephants
Goal: Applaud the efforts to convince Mendoza Zoological Park to retire all of its elephants to a sanctuary.
The Mendoza Zoological Park in Argentina is known for previously holding “the world’s saddest polar bear” that unfortunately passed away this past year after spending 22 years in a concrete pit. However the zoo now has a new director, and one of his first decisions in this position is to release all the elephants to an accredited sanctuary.
Captivity can lead to an array of problems in elephants. The small confinement and the constant stream of people and loud noises can lead to extreme stress in these intelligent animals. It is cruel to continue exploiting these social, curious and incredibly smart animals for profit, and thankfully the Mendoza Zoological Park agrees.
Sign this petition and thank the Global Sanctuary for Elephants on working out this agreement with the Mendoza Zoological Park. It is clear their message of compassion and kindness is spreading, which leads to happier lives for humans and animals.
Dear Mr. Blais,
Recently your organization worked hard with the Mendoza Zoological Park to make an agreement about the future of the zoo’s elephants. The zoo recently made the announcement that all the elephants will be retired to a sanctuary once the enclosure is done being built. Hearing this great news put a huge smile on my face.
Now these gentle, social and intelligent animals will no longer be forced to endure the large, loud crowds of people constantly swarming into the zoo. They will also have much more land that mimics their natural habitat. All of these positive changes will do wonders for the elephants physical and mental health.
Thank you for taking the initiative and promising these elephants a happier future. I can only hope more zoos follow in Mendoza Zoological Park’s footsteps.
[Your Name Here]
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