Monday, July 28, 2008

Horses to Mexico, but not Elephants

Owner says Mexican zoo 'good option' for Jenny
06:25 AM CDT on Monday, July 28, 2008
BY LAURENCE ILIFF / The Dallas Morning News

PUEBLA, Mexico – Who wouldn't want to live in semiretirement in the Mexican countryside, surrounded by a lake and trees, cared for 24/7, with a custom-built home and new friends?

That's what the owner of Africam Safari is asking those who oppose the Dallas Zoo's plan to move Jenny the elephant to a 500-acre animal park in the central Mexican state of Puebla.

"We are not intimidated by this," said Amy Camacho, whose late father opened the drive-through zoo 36 years ago. "We are sure we are a very good option."

Although Ms. Camacho did expect an animated debate on whether Jenny should be moved to the Puebla park or an elephant refuge in Tennessee, she did not expect attacks to be aimed at Africam. Read More

Isn’t it interesting that these animal activists are willing to force American horses to be shipped to Mexico to be harvested under far less humane conditions but they all come to the defense of an elephant when she might be moved there. It just goes to show that their ultimate goal is to create a crisis around every corner so they always have a fundraising tool at their disposal.

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