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Judge issues temporary restraining order against L.A. Zoo

There are 7 comments on the LA Daily News story from Sep 29, 2010, titled Judge issues temporary restraining order against L.A. Zoo. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

A judge today issued a temporary restraining order preventing any new elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo until a hearing is held next month, according to a lawyer for the man who filed the taxpayer lawsuit.

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 29, 2010
They need more monkeys there.

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 29, 2010
That would be mon-keys. And I do mean the animals. I've never seen so many mon-keys in my life.

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Algodones, NM

#3 Sep 29, 2010
Release the pachyderms to the wild......

.....And allow homeless people to utilize the elephant pen instead.

Tourists can toss half-eaten Big Macs and Budweisers to them!
Elephant Lover

Jesup, GA

#4 Sep 29, 2010
Yes, the zoo has been displaying, and displaying only, the operative word here, elephants since 1966. Since then elephants have been dying prematurely because the zoo cannot take proper care of them in such cramped quarters and foot disease leads to osteomyelitis which kills. If an animal has sacrificed decades of its life to superficial entertainment, the least it deserves is retirement to a sanctuary - Free poor stressed out Billy

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Sep 29, 2010
I went to the LA Zoo with my Niece 10 or 15 years ago and came up to the Elephant area to find one in distress. Vomiting and defecating at the same time. I tried to get a Zoo employee to aid the poor beast and was told "it's under control" I watched no effort made for over 1/2 hour and then left the zoo. I've never gone back to the zoo

San Diego, CA

#6 Sep 29, 2010
It seems there was a time for zoos and even circus's... like 1910. I would like to think we have advanced enough not to need the frivolous entertainment of looking at depressed animals confined in non native environments... as for the conservation and breeding argument for zoos, carry that on in a refuge or sanctuary, not a concrete "exhibit."

Orange, CA

#7 Sep 29, 2010
When I was little kid our family went to the "old" La Zoo, with its animals housed in pathetic cages. Our family was among many donors that helped create the "New" La Zoo, with its (at the time) state-of-the-art animal "habitats." Most of those habitats provide excellent living quarters for most of the zoo's inhabitants. Since then our understanding of the requirements for a healthful living environment for elephants has changed dramatically. We now know that they need a lot of space to run and wander around in. 9,000 square feet seems quite inadequate to many of us wildlife professionals. I would like the zoo to drastically increase the size of the elephants' enclosure, or drop its elephant program entirely.

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