Animal Writes
14 October 2001 Issue
Help Free Savannah the Elephant !!


You remember the El Paso Zoo? Its the place where two years ago they beat the hell out of an elephant named Sissy. We were able to free Sissy and place her in her new home at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (see ). Now we have another opportunity to liberate another elephant from the same zoo. The opening occurred not through another beating, but rather the death of Mona, who was at the El Paso zoo since the 1950s. Now Savannah is the only elephant at the zoo; she is 52 years old and like Sissy and Mona has spent her entire life in captivity. The El Paso zoo director, Bill Torgerson, wants to get more elephants to keep her company, but of course the better idea is to retire Savannah and release her to the Elephant Sanctuary, where she can be reunited with her old friend, Sissy, this time as a free being. Carol Buckley at the Elephant Sanctuary has agreed to take Savannah. Please help us put pressure on the zoo director and the city to retire Savannah to the Elephant Sanctuary she has paid her dues to the human slavery machine. Please write a polite letter to the Mayor and City Council members, urging them to take this opportunity to free Savannah (you can cut and paste their addresses and send them all one letter at once).

Thank you!
Dr. Steven Best
President, Voice For All Animals
El Paso, Texas

Mayor Raymond Caballero 
Jan Sumrall 915-541-4886
Rose Rodriguez 915-541-4996
Larry Medina 915-541-4572
John Cook 915-541-4140
Dan Power 915-541-4701
Paul Escobar 915-541-4182
Luis Sarinana 915-541-4108
Anthony Cobos 915-541-4123

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