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Help Stop Kidnapping of Baby Elephants

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  • creationsguardians
    Help Stop Kidnapping of Baby Elephants On November 29, a 2-year-old baby elephant named Kala died at Marine World in Vallejo, Calif.. Kala was born at
    Message 1 of 145 , Dec 7, 2000
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      Help Stop Kidnapping of Baby Elephants<br><br>On
      November 29, a 2-year-old baby elephant named Kala died at
      Marine World in Vallejo, Calif.. Kala was born at
      Dickerson Park Zoo in Missouri and was torn from his mother
      six months ago to be shipped across the country to
      Marine World. Before Kala was transferred, PETA wrote to
      Dickerson Park Zoo and urged it not to separate the baby
      from his mother so prematurely <br>(male elephants
      should remain with their mothers until they are at least
      10 years old). The zoo claimed they needed Kala for
      a breeding program, but in fact it would have been
      years before he reached sexual maturity. In
      addition,<br>with artificial insemination, there is no reason to
      juggle male elephants from zoo to zoo. The zoo should
      have given Kala the best possible <br>chance for
      survival�which would have meant spending an appropriate amount
      of time <br>with his mother. Kala and his mother
      should have been permitted the one small comfort that
      zoos are able to provide�companionship of a family
      member.<br><br>Please contact the following immediately:<br><br>Ted
      Beattie, President<br>American Zoological and Aquarium
      Association<br>8403 Colesville Rd.<br>Silver Spring, MD 20910<br>Fax:
      301-562-0888<br><br>Ask the association to develop a policy against
      separating baby <br>elephants<br>from their
      mothers.<br><br>Gary D. Frazer, Assistant
      Director<br>USFWS<br>Endangered Species Division<br>Department of the
      Interior<br>1849 C St., N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20240<br>Tel.:
      202-208-4646<br>Fax: 202-208-6916<br>E-Mail:
      gary_d_frazer@...<br><br><br>Ask USFWS to prohibit baby elephants from being taken
      from their mothers.<br>Females should remain with
      their mothers their entire lives, and males
      until<br>they are at least 10 years old.
    • akif1999
      April 16, 1999 In February, a Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreed to allow
      Message 145 of 145 , May 7, 2001
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        April 16, 1999 <br><br>In February, a Committee
        of the Convention on International Trade in
        Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreed to
        allow Namibia and Zimbabwe, Botswana to export 59.1
        metric tonnes of government stockpiled ivory to Japan on
        or after 18 March 1999. There is no indication yet
        as to when the ivory will actually be exported.
        Namibia auctioned its ivory stockpile to Japanese buyers
        on April 9th; Zimbabwe's auction was held on April
        13th; and Botswana's auction will be held on April
        17th. All the purchased stockpiles will be exported to
        Japan at the end of April.
        <br><br><a href=http://hsus.org/whatnew/ivory031899.html target=new>http://hsus.org/whatnew/ivory031899.html</a>
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