“Lucy The Lonely Elephant”: Jane Goodall asks Edmonton to maneuver her
Dr. Jane Goodall posted a video statement on Tuesday, December 29, calling on Edmonton City Council to “rescue Lucy the lone elephant.”
Lucy the elephant lives in the Edmonton Valley Zoo and, according to Goodall, was the only elephant there to have lived in isolation.
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I was told that after many years in isolation, Lucy was up to 1,000 pounds overweight, which adds significantly to her ongoing health problems. Jane Goodall
“It seems to me that after four decades of ‘working’ for your city, Lucy deserves her retirement in a more humane setting. I encourage you to work with Lucy’s Edmonton Advocates’ Project to take the next steps in this transition. ”“ She continued.
Apparently Lucy has a “permanent invitation” to a shrine in Tennessee where Dr. Goodall would like to see her relocate immediately.
In her video, Jane Goodall discusses the social nature of elephants, saying that they share emotions similar to that of us as humans.
“Lucy has been in captivity for nearly four decades,” said Goodall. The activist went on to say that she was denied adequate food and exercise.
She said that Lucy is suffering physically and mentally.
Not only does she want the elephant to be transferred, but she doesn’t want to see any other elephants at the Edmonton Valley Zoo after Lucy’s departure.