FROM In Defense
of Animals (IDA)
Please call USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today at (202) 720-3631
or fax him at (202) 720-2166. Tell him he must remedy this, and
allow Queenie to go to the PAWS sanctuary now.
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
In a shocking development, IDA learned late last week that
the USDA is forcing Queenie's transfer to the San Antonio Zoo as
part of a settlement agreement with circus handler Will
Davenport for federal animal welfare charges against him. The
zoo's tiny and inadequate display is unfit even for the one
elephant it presently holds, the misnamed Lucky.
Sending Queenie to this zoo is particularly egregious since
Sanctuary had made a formal offer to give her a home that
would provide the highest possible quality of life, including
the choice of elephant companions, 50 acres of habitat to roam,
and a rich natural environment.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!