27-year-old animal is euthanized due to declining health
Isn't it Christie that is expecting, not Dari?Well, at least that is
what the zoo staff said when I was there last Saturday.
Ive never understood the mentality of someone who wants to kill an animal
because he/she thinks that animal is in pain or not having the quality of life
it should have. Its a elephant living in a zoo, of course its in pain and not
living the life it wants!! Under the same mentality why are we not euthanize our
older generation. Their in pain, not living the life they want. So lets just
kill them now. Oh wait that would be cruel, but to do it to a beautiful animal
is ok? Whats wrong with us??
3 elephant deaths in 7 years, that's not a good record.
Animal Lover:I too think it only fair to let people be euthanized
too if they want. If it's the "humane" thing to do for them, then why not us as
well (if it's the human patient's choice)?But about your comment
about an elephant living in a zoo... just because it's living in a zoo doesn't
mean it's in pain. And how do you know it isn't happy? Sure it would be
happier in wide open spaces... but keep in mind that the Elephant is endangered
and poachers kill them in droves just to get the tusks. If we didn't have them
in zoos they'd likely soon go extinct (the same for many another animals like
tigers and gorillas).Anonymous:3 elephant deaths in 7
years, is that here at Hogle? You say "not good", which implies that the zoo is
at fault. The zoo however clearly wasn't at fault with this latest one, the
elephant unexpectadely became gravely ill. I'm certain it's the same with the
other two (old age or illness... something that would also happen in the wild).
It would appear that, like many others who claim to love animals, you don't have
a very good understanding of the violent and brutal life in nature. Animals live
by killing and eating other animals. As stated in the story, elephants in
captivity live longer than those in the wild.The latest craze about wolves
is a good example of the brutality of nature. These animals run their victims
and bite them until they can no longer run and then start eating them alive. I
doubt that an animal killed in this fashion is happier than one living in the
I think we treat animals better than people. When people are suffering,
bed-ridden and have a diminishing quality of life we make them suffer to the
very bitter end so hospitals, hospice, and others with their hands extended can
make money. When it comes to animals, we do the humane thing. Go figure!!!!
Everyone with a terminal illness who is in pain should have the choice of
choosing euthanasia if they choose. I would never let my beloved animal live in
pain. You better be careful for what you wish for! It's time people stop
thinking they know what is best for everyone else.
three days ago. weird.
Pay their respects? Wow. I have never witnessed an elephant paying respects. Can
anyone explain what transpires?
Everyone truly interested learning the truth about elephants should take time to
visit Jenny's (an African elephant at the Dallas Zoo)my space page Jenny's Song.
Please take time to educate yourself about what commonly happens to elephants
during capture, training (re:--torture)and then life in a small exhibit for
years. Find out what some real experts have to say. You'll be suprised to find
out what happens to an elephant when they live without a chance to exercise or
have a proper surface to lay down and sleep. Yes --they prefer to lay down to
sleep and give those legs and feet a break....I'm not an animal activist
just a concerned citizen.
Yes, elephants do have feelings and they do 'pay respects' they nurture, they
touch trunks, they rock back and forth, you should check out the animal planet
and learn some interesting facts. we, mankind, does not have all the answers...