Support H.R. 2210: Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2011
Tell your Federal Representative and Senators to Support H.R. 2210: Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2011 that would prohibit the interstate transport of exotic mammals for the purpose of trophy hunting or penning in smaller than 1,000 acres, and would also ban remote-controlled Internet hunting.
Bill description: This bill would prohibit the interstate transport of exotic mammals for the purpose of trophy hunting or penning in smaller than 1,000 acres, and would also ban remote-controlled Internet hunting.
Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here:
Even a single-sentence message like: ”Send the elephants at WPZ to The Elephant Sanctuary” will have an impact.
Consider the following points when writing your letters on behalf of the elephants incarcerated for life at Woodland Park Zoo or click on Issues for a complete overview of the elephant program:
– They have an inhumane amount of space (less than 1 acre), whereas they would have between 300 and 2200 acres at The Elephant Sanctuary.
– They are locked up in a small barn stall 16 – 17 hours a day for about 7 months of the year due to temperatures and wetness. At The Elephant Sanctuary, they would have 24-hour outdoor access all year long.
– Many elephants with symptoms similar to the elephants at WPZ, have thrived at The Elephant Sanctuary with it’s hundreds of acres of varying terrain, fresh foliage, and water features.
– The Woodland Park Zoo is managed privately but is still owned by the City of Seattle and overseen by the Parks, Neighborhoods & Education Committee. About $6.5 million taxpayer dollars goes to support the zoo.
Individual emails listed below:
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council, Parks Committee Chair
Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council, Council President
Sally J. Clark, Seattle City Council
Nick Licata, Seattle City Council
Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council
Jean Godden, Seattle City Council
Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Council