David Hancocks David Hancocks David Hancocks, former Director of several zoos including Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, is giving a presentation at Town Hall in Seattle. He will discuss the Future of Zoos with an emphasis on the future of elephants in zoos. He is deeply knowledgeable, persuasive, and entertaining. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012. 7:30pm – 9pm
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets: At $5.00 they will go fast. Seats are limited. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244456

David Hancocks: “One needs to question why the Zoo [Woodland Park Zoo] is so very desperate to hold on to elephants. Their logic is surely based on vested interests. More puzzling is why they are so content, even proud, to keep the elephants in such bad conditions.”

2 Responses to “David Hancocks: The Future of Zoos”

  1. Sally Gannett on 03 May 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Thank you for posting this. I named Bamboo when I was 7 years old (won the Seattle PI “Name the Elephant” contest). I was hoping that they would have realized after all these years that it is time to send Bamboo to a sanctuary.

  2. Cindy Wines on 09 Jun 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Dear David:
    I so enjoyed your speech and wish I could have been there. I wish a representative from AZA would have been there. I can’t believe the head vet still wants to breed poor Chai. 59 times is inhumane and abusive. There has to be a law against this. One acre for 3 elephants is insane. They need to be sent to PAWS where they will have lots of space to roam on, swim in ponds, eat grass, rub against trees and be with other HAPPY content elephants. I have been to PAWS many times and it is the next best place to being put back in the wild. It is so unfair what is being done to elephants in zoos and also in the circus. I wish the USDA had more reps out in the field monitoring the abuse at Ringling Bros., their inhumane breeding programs, where the babies are taken away, the minute they hit the ground. Elephants are so intelligent, so sensitive and we treat them like breeding factories, pack animals,
    toys round up and doing tricks. Pull your weight and get these 3 eles sent to PAWS. They are SO unhappy and poor Watoto in solitary confinement. I can’t believe she does not go mad. Thank you…..

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