According to an article in the Seattle P-I, the WPZ elephants will get a “public review” of the health and living conditions of its elephants. Unfortunately, that review committed has been hand-picked by the zoo’s own board.

After years of bad press and public concern about conditions of the elephants at Woodland Park Zoo – and about any zoo keeping elephants – the Seattle zoo’s board has created a public panel to look into the health and living conditions of its elephants.

The panel of community leaders will “evaluate the zoo’s elephant program and exhibit, the health and care of its three elephants, and the value of the zoo’s program to the zoo’s education and conservation objectives,” zoo officials wrote in a press release.

Read the full article:

Read the WPZ Task Force press release

The first meeting will take place April 18, 4-7pm, at the Seattle Public Library and is open to the public. From the article:

The first meeting of the task force will be Thursday, April 18, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library. The meeting, and subsequent meetings, will be open to the public. Written comments from the public will be accepted and made part of the record; there will not be a public hearing. The meetings also will be videotaped and posted on the task force website.

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