My family has enjoyed watching Lucy for years. We want nothing but the best for her, as do her caregivers. Why are PETA, William Shatner, and Bob Barker so concerned after 32 years of Lucy's life? Could it be that they actually care about her? Let's see how they care about other animals:
Kill Knut? The Twisted Logic of Animal Rights Extremists
Animal rights activists, as SPIEGEL reported Monday, aren't so enthralled with the polar bear baby. They are concerned that Knut, who is being raised by human hand after his mother rejected him, is in danger of losing touch with the bear necessities. Some would like to see him dead.
"Raising him by hand is not appropriate to the species but rather a blatant violation of animal welfare laws," animal rights activist Frank Albrecht told the mass circulation newspaper Bild, whose front page headline Monday read "Will Sweet Knut Be Killed by Injection?"
Berlin Zoo is allowing Knut to be raised in such a way that the bear will have a behavioral disorder for the rest of his life, Albrecht believes. "In actual fact, the zoo needs to kill the bear cub," he adds.
He's not alone. Wolfram Graf-Rudolf, director of the Aachen Zoo, told the newspaper, "I don't consider it appropriate for the species that the little polar bear is being raised on a bottle." The animal will be fixated on his keeper and not be a "real" polar bear, he says. However he feels it is now too late to put Knut out of his supposed misery. "The mistake has been made. One should have had the courage to put him to sleep much earlier."
So kill the baby polar bear. Funny Bobby Barker claims our harsh winters are bad for Lucy, so maybe ALL zoos with polar bears should return them to Canada, or as some wacky eco-nut has suggested bring the polar bears to the Antarctic so they can feed on penguins. Oh, but PETA saves animals, so we should listen to them:
Exclusive: PETA’s Pet Killing Program Set a New Record in 2008
Animal lovers worldwide now have access to more than a decade’s worth of proof that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills thousands of defenseless pets at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 21,339 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them.
Hey, Booby Barker, maybe you should look at PETA and their record of animal abuse. Leave Lucy alone!
Bob Barker can't convince Edmonton to move elephant
Earlier this week, the zoo released an expert report that concluded a move would endanger the 34-year-old elephant's life.
Dr. James Oosterhuis, a veterinary consultant in San Diego, examined Lucy and issued a letter to the zoo explaining how the elephant is having breathing issues.
"Her current respiratory problems preclude any thought of moving her and in fact, it would be life threatening," wrote Oosterhuis. "It is my opinion that it would be unethical for any veterinarian to recommend moving her."
Zoo manager Linda Cochrane said it appeared they simply agreed to disagree with Barker and the two animal experts who joined him at the meeting.
"We're responsible for this elephant," said Cochrane. "We've had her here for 32 years and we just want to do what's in her best interests."
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Doug Bissett Report Comment
September 17th 2009, 2:39pm
I think Bob Barker should be put into a retirement home. After all, he would be much happier there than with his friends in the TV world. Wouldn't he? Yeah, that's what should be done. He is old, and can't think for himself, so he should be in a retirement home. Let's send him to one, so he can live out the rest of his life in comfort. I suppose it should be somewhere warm, so he won't be cold. How about Bangladesh?
Bet he wouldn't like that idea, any better than Lucy likes his ideas. Go Home Bob, and look after your own problems.
The eco-nuts will not listen, they don't think killing thousands of dogs and cats is bad, but one happy well cared for elephant in Edmonton is a means to increasing donations, and don't let them fool you, it's all about money. Like the 3 protesters in Washington who got arrested for stopping traffic in DC.
Yikes! Can you say off your rocker weirdos? Lets see, 21,339 animals killed by PETA, versus 1 elephant, that they are willing to kill by moving her. Knut, they wanted to kill him too, what's with PETA and killing animals?
Leave Lucy alone!