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:
- Educate and Advocate: Share this video of Billy's story and the facts with your network. Awareness is the first step towards change.
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.
Take Action: Join us in our efforts to educate decision-makers about all the reasons Billy needs to be moved to a sanctuary immediately.