Read the full article in the Seattle PostGlobe. After getting through the first 2 paragraphs of WPZ spin, you come to the crux of the issue:

The complaint, filed by the Sound Animal Rights Alliance, stems from the death two years ago of the Asian elephant, Hansa. According to a press release from the group, the complaint includes a declaration from a veterinarian with experience working with elephants that describes the zoo as an “infected environment.”

According to the press release, SARA, a local animal advocacy group, claims that the Zoo violated the AWA by exposing Hansa to the Zoo’s African elephant, Watoto, a known herpes risk factor, thereby causing her death and by continuing to try to breed Hansa’s mother, Chai, even after Hansa’s death from herpes. Experts stated the young elephant caught the virus from one of the adult elephants at the zoo.

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One Response to “Local Group Files Complaint With USDA Against WPZ Breeding Program”

  1. Debra Moore on 18 Jun 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    Despicable, selfish, thoughtless and cruel. STOP forcing these girls to have babies so that you can fill the zoo with another ‘attraction’ that has no quality of life and is possibly doomed to die a hideous death.


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