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Urgent Action Needed:
Billy Needs to Go to the Sanctuary Immediately

Free Billy

Dear Friends and Supporters,

In a recent eye-opening article by Julius Miller for Los Angeles Magazine, the plight of elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo has once again come into the spotlight, revealing a situation that demands our immediate attention and action.

At Voice For The Animals (VFTA), we are deeply committed to advocating for the welfare of all animals, and the story of the elephants at the L.A. Zoo, particularly Billy, underscores the urgent need for change.


The Harsh Reality Behind the Scenes

The Los Angeles Zoo, a place of controversy and debate, has witnessed the deaths of 16 elephants since its opening in 1966. The most recent losses include Shaunzi and Jewel, aged 53 and 61, respectively. Our expert predicts that Tina will be next. These gentle giants are confined to spaces far smaller than their natural habitats, with Asian elephants requiring a minimum of 2,471 acres to thrive, yet the zoo provides only a fraction of this space.

Billy's Plight: A Call to Action

Billy, an elephant who has called the L.A. Zoo home since 1989, has become a focal point for those advocating for a better life for these majestic creatures. Despite the zoo's claims of providing meaningful connections between animals and humans, the reality of Billy's situation paints a different picture—one of pain and deprivation.

How You Can Help

At VFTA, we believe in the power of community action and compassion to bring about change. Here's how you can join us in making a difference for Billy:

  1. Educate and Advocate: Share this video of Billy's story and the facts with your network. Awareness is the first step towards change.
  2. Donate: Your generous donations enable us to continue our advocacy work, and fight for Billy to get him to a sanctuary before he dies at the L.A. Zoo. Visit our donation page here.

  3. Take Action: Join us in our efforts to educate decision-makers about all the reasons Billy needs to be moved to a sanctuary immediately.


Shaunzi died at the L.A. Zoo on January 5, 2024

Jewel died at the L.A. Zoo on January 24, 2023


Billy rocking

Together, We Can Make a Difference

The time for change is now. We cannot allow one more elephant to die at the L.A. Zoo! The exhibit needs to be closed and replaced with a virtual exhibit.


Please Support Billy with Your Donation

Your financial support is crucial in the fight against elephants in captivity. Please consider making a donation to Voice for the Animals Foundation to help us continue to fight for Billy! Join us and be part of the only voice that Billy has.

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❤️ Thank you for your support and commitment to Billy!


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