A Seattle Times editorial advocates sending the Woodland Park Zoo elephants to a sanctuary, rather than keeping them in their cramped “habitat.” Here is an excerpt:

The zoo plans to spend up to $3 million over five years, essentially hanging new curtains. Zookeepers would install video cameras in the barns, provide timed feeding devices and put up weather shelters that make the point the elephants are stranded in the wrong climate.

Instead of a reasonable plan to send the zoo’s three elephants to a sanctuary, the talk is about squeezing a fourth elephant into the same cramped space.

Not unlike the elephants themselves, the elephant enclosure retains the same aching footprint. Add the fact that two of the female elephants do not get along, which makes their living space, well, all the more truncated.

Read the full editorial on the Seattle Times site.

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