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Posted November 28, 2011 by peta2 staff

To thank the three members of the Toronto City Council who spearheaded the vote to send the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo to a sanctuary, we sent them each a box of vegan chocolates and a Compassionate Legislator Award certificate. The City Council voted 31 to 4 to allow Iringa, Toka, and Thika to leave the freezing Canadian winters behind and spend the rest of their days roaming with other retired elephants at California’s spacious Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary.


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Elephants in Canadian zoos—including Lucy, the lone elephant in the Edmonton Zoo—spend much of their time indoors since they cannot tolerate the winter cold and snow. They often suffer from arthritis and other painful ailments as a result of the lack of exercise and standing on hard surfaces for prolonged periods. While the compassionate city councillors recognized the need to send the three Toronto elephants to a sanctuary, zoo officials were battling to send Iringa, Toka, and Thika to another zoo. But last week the zoo voted to send the three elephants to PAWS.

Please click here to send a polite email to the Toronto Zoo thanking them for their compassionate decision to send Iringa, Toka and Thika to the PAWS sanctuary.

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  • 1317 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great for them. Letter happily sent.
    Thanks.

  • 1340 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    gr8!

  • 1341 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awe! thats awesome!

  • 1341 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fantastic,great news for the 3 elephants who can now spend their days in warmer climes and enjoy their retirement. Hoping someone shows some compassion to do the same for LUCY.

  • 1341 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Can I please put in an order for three boxes of vegan candies ( chocolates too if ellies are allowed to have chocolate ), to Toka, Thika & Iringa, to celebrate going to PAWS paradise?

  • 1341 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Woooohoooo at least three got to go. Hopefully Lucy can join them :)

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