SIGN THIS PETITION

And this petition:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/900/414/840/something-is-not-cool-at-the-los-angeles-zoo/#updated

WRITE/CALL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS


To locate your council member on-line, visit http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/index.cfm and enter your address. You can also dial 311 within the City of Los Angeles, or call 213-473-3231. 

SAMPLE MESSAGE (please personalize as much as possible; tell your council member that you are a constituent):
I support releasing Billy, Tina & Jewel to a sanctuary, where they can live a life
closer to what nature intended. Please vote to free these captive elephants and
end all efforts to breed captive baby elephants for the LA Zoo.


CONTACTS:
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Phone: 213-978-0600   
Email: mayor@lacity.org

EMAIL BLOCK 

councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org

councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org

councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org

david.ryu@lacity.org

councilmember.martinez@lacity.org

councilmember.fuentes@lacity.org

councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org

councilmember.price@lacity.org

councilmember.wesson@lacity.org

councilmember.bonin@lacity.org

councilmember.englander@lacity.org

councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org

councilmember.huizar@lacity.org

councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org

mayor.garcetti@lacity.org

Council Members' Phone Numbers & Legislative Directors

District 1: Cedillo

213-473-7001

Debby.kim@lacity.org

District 2: Kerkorian

213-473-7002

matt.hele@laciyt.org

District 3: Blumenfield

213-473-7003

john.popoch@lacity.org

District 4: Ryu

213-473-7004

justin.orenstein@lacity.org

District 5: Koretz

213-473-7005

katherine.hennigan@lacity.org

District 6: Martinez

213-473-7006

alexis.Marin@lacity.org

District 7: Fuentes

213-473-7007

christine.frey@lacity.org

District 8: Harris-Dawson

213-473-7008

rachel.brashier@lacity.org

District 9: Price

213-473-7009

Bryce.rosauro@lacity.org

District 10: Wesson

213-473-7010

andrewwestall@lacity.org 

District 11: Bonin

213-473-7011

john.gregory@lacity.org

District 12: Englander

213-473-7012

doug.tripp@lacity.org

District 13: O'Farrell

213-473-7013

david.giron@lacity.org

District 14: Huizar

213-473-7014

paul.habib@lacity.org

martin.schlageter@lacity.org

District 15: Buscaino
213-473-7015
dennis.gleason@lacity.org

Mayor Garcetti

213-978-0600

brian.buchner@lacity.org

CONTACT LA ZOO DONORS (Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Funders)

Dear _____________________:

I understand that you are a top contributor to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, and that the association
subsidizes the captive elephant exhibit. Please use your resources and influence to call for the release of the zoo's
elephants to sanctuaries and for an end to the captive elephant breeding program. Elephants -- highly intelligent and emotionally
complex animals -- do not belong in zoos, isolated from their extended family networks, and denied ample space to
roam. Support the Elephant Guardians of Los Angeles' campaign to transform the captive elephant exhibit into
an enlightened and educational opportunity for children to learn about elephants in their natural habitat.

           

GLAZA (Greater Los Angeles Zoo) Donors (page 11)

Donor List: http://issuu.com/losangeleszoo/docs/zvwinter16-ar/15?e=10033233/32018791

Donors 2-4 million (2014-2015)

Ahmanson Foundation Trustees

http://theahmansonfoundation.org/trustees/

contact: info@theahmansonfoundation.org

Fritz H. Burns Foundation
(818) 840-8802

Pepsico Foundation/Board of Directors

http://www.pepsico.com/company/board-of-directors-and-committees

PepsiCo Corporate Media Queries:

pepsicomediarelations@pepsico.com

Weingart Foundation

phone: (213) 688-7799fax: (213) 688-1515info@weingartfnd.org 

For media inquiries please contact:

Vy Nguyen

Program Director

vnguyen@weingartfnd.org

213-688-6319

Donors 1-1.99 million

Milken Family Foundation

Media Inquiries: media@mff.org

310) 570-4775

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Wendy Garen, President & Chief Executive OfficerThe Ralph M. Parsons Foundation888 West Sixth Street, Suite 700Los Angeles, CA 90017Telephone: 213.362.7600; on facebook

Wasserman Foundation (Wasserman Media Group: info@wmgllc.com)

Casey Wasserman on facebook
@Caseywasserman on Twitter

Witherbee Foundation (818-240-8322)

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ASK YOUR UNION OR ORGANIZATION TO ENDORSE OUR RESOLUTION  

Resolution to End Captive Elephant Breeding Program at the Los Angeles Zoo and Transfer its Captive Elephants to a Sanctuary. 

WHEREAS, many zoos in the United States and Europe have closed their elephant exhibits, citing lack of space, inadequate social groupings, chronic health problems, anxiety and agitation, and premature death suffered by captive zoo elephants, while acknowledging the Scientific American Board of Editors’ conclusion that keeping elephants – intelligent and emotionally complex animals– confined in zoos is wrong and must stop …

WHEREAS, elephants in the wild typically roam 50 miles each day, even when food is abundant, and depend on vast amounts of space to maintain their physical well being and strong social bonds with extended family networks, but at the Los Angeles Zoo, three elephants – Billy, Tina, and Jewel – are confined to only a few acres while Billy, the male elephant, has lived in virtual isolation for over a quarter century ...

WHEREAS, captive elephant breeding programs are largely unsuccessful, resulting in a high mortality rate for baby elephants while further disrupting elephant family bonds with the removal of mothers or babies from their herd, and while advancing a false narrative that such programs ensure the survival of elephants in their natural habitat …

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Los Angeles will end its captive elephant breeding program, transfer Billy, Tina, and Jewel, at the earliest possible opportunity, to an appropriate sanctuary with hundreds of acres, while closing the LA Zoo’s elephant exhibit forever, and …

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED this organization shall distribute copies of this resolution to each member of the Los Angeles City Council, the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Director of the Los Angeles Zoo, each member of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission and each supervisor on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

 

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(Written by Marcy Winograd; Organizational signers can email us your endorsement at: elephantguardians@gmail.com)