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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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FRIENDLY ELK KILLED

Comments left on the WBIR website go straight to Facebook; also please contact the Myor's office: mayor@nashville.gov or call 615-862-6000 and Governor Bill Haslam bill.haslam@tn.gov.

Someone needs to be held accountable for killing a playful animal who had harmed no one and had a perfect RIGHT to live in peace.


On Nov. 15 the Journal News and many other news sources carried a story about a friendly elk in Tennessee who was photographed playing with the photographer:
 
http://www.lohud.com/videonetwork/2840527514001?odyssey=mod|tvideo|
 
This animal has been murdered by park staff - for 'not being fearful' of humans.  So now they're killing HARMLESS animals because they are 'not afraid.'  Of course they 'couldn't relocate' him (and why should he be 'relocated' anyway??)   which is just like the Staten Island turkeys who the USDA calls 'hybrid' so they 'can't be relocated - but must be killed instead.  These agencies make this stuff up as they go along,because they make money from killing animals, and complaints must be filed.  
 
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2013/11/15/elk-euthanized-after-close-up-encounter-with-photographer/3598353/?fb_comment_id=fbc_679012828800106_6994869_679990835368972
 
This has got to stop: The poor photographer says he now wishes his famous pictures never happened.

"All the joy is gone. No one got hurt so it was a fun ride. I know the attention contributed to the animal being put down and I wish it had never happened," he said.
 
Comments left on the wbir website go straight to Facebook; also please contact the mayor and gov of Tenn:   contact the mayor's office: mayor@nashville.gov or call 615-862-6000 and gov Bill Haslam bill.haslam@tn.gov Someone needs to be held accountable for killing a playful animal who had harmed no one and had a perfect RIGHT to live in peace.
 
Thank you as always for your kind help for those who cannot speak for themselves.


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