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The Telegraph (UK) reports that the RSPCA is recommending that UK zoos no longer keep elephants in zoos because it is inhumane. Here’s an excerpt:

They have a far shorter life-span and higher infant mortality rate than wild elephants and also suffer from high levels of obesity, a report found.

They also show behavioural abnormalities and a level of lameness equivalent to that endured by intensively farmed livestock “recognised internationally as cause for great welfare concern.”

But conservationists said the Government funded study should have called for an outright ban on bringing anymore elephants into UK zoos.

Read the full article in the Telegraph

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