: 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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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Wildlife Biologist Sybelle Foxcroft Endorses Toronto Zoo's Decision to Stop Elephant Transfer

Famed activist and wildlife biologist Sybelle Foxcroft endorses the Toronto Zoo in their concerns about bio-security and tuberculosis (TB) issues at PAWS.

Ms. Foxcroft was provided with all the supporting scientific evidence and background research on the matter of the Toronto Zoo elephants. After reviewing a mountain of information, she graciously offered her support in a letter which has been forwarded to Toronto City Council et al.

In her letter, she writes ...

I have had the opportunity to revue all scientific documentation relating to the transfer of Iringa, Thika and Toka, and I agree, without doubt, that Toronto Zoo has solid ground, backed by science, to stop the transfer of their three female African Elephants.

Further in her letter, she writes ...

I personally find that Toronto Zoo is acting in a most highly professional manner and abiding by all disease prevention protocols, along with doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of their precious elephants.

It would be an utter tragedy if these elephants were transferred from Toronto Zoo when the crystal clear scientific facts have not been investigated, viewed or given the opportunity to be presented.

In conclusion, she writes ...

These three elephants are currently safe from disease thanks to the years of dedication and professionalism of the Toronto Zoo. Let’s keep it that way and employ all professionalism, and separate that from emotionally charged opinions.

For the complete text of her letter, see: Letter from Sybelle Foxcroft.

Thanks to Sybelle not only for this letter but for her dedication and commitment to animal welfare worldwide. A rational science based voice fighting for animals in crisis.

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