The ongoing case of Lucy the elephant is perhaps one of the most well-known animal advocacy campaigns in Canada. Confined at the Edmonton Valley Zoo for over 30 years, Lucy’s story is a tragic case of neglect and abuse, as the normally far-ranging and very social elephant continues to be kept alone, in an inappropriate climate, in quarters that amount to no more than 1/4 acre. As a result of her confinement, Lucy has suffered depression and numerous health problems.
Zoocheck has been one of the organizations that has taken up Lucy’s cause, and is still pushing hard to get Lucy out of the Edmonton Valley Zoo and to a sanctuary in the US where she can stretch her legs, browse on good food, and be around others of her own kind. Tune in to hear about the past, present, and future of the Lucy case, and to find out how you can help.
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