: Citizens advocating to: (a) keep the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo, and (b) in the
alternative, have them moved to an AZA-accredited facility such as The National Elephant Center (TNEC) in Florida.

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Tuberculosis is a Deal-Breaker

Are City councillors listening to the USDA and Toronto Zoo professionals?
The following excerpts are from the Toronto Star:

Toronto Star (24-Sep-2012):
The U.S. Department of Agriculture also found that two other elephants that died at PAWS within the past two years also tested positive for [tuberculosis] TB, according to necropsy reports. -- source: Toronto Star (24-Sep-2012)
Toronto Star (19-Jun-2012):
Like Rebecca, Sabu, an Asian male, also had mycobacterium tuberculosis in his lung tissue. USDA spokesperson David Sacks said Tuesday the agency considers that to mean positive and “infectious’’ cases of [tuberculosis] TB. -- source: Toronto Star (19-Jun-2012)
Toronto Star (14-Jun-2012):
City councillors who support sending the Toronto Zoo's African elephants to the PAWS sanctuary in California insist the three should go despite a lab test this week showing that an elephant at the [PAWS] U.S. facility tested positive for [tuberculosis] TB. -- source: Toronto Star (14-Jun-2012)
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     -- source: Zoos Matter