Lily Tomlin Wants YOU To Participate In IDA’s
International Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos!
This year's International Day of Action for
Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) will take place on June 11. Activists around the world will hold outreach events and demonstrations to
educate the public about the tragic effects of confining elephants in small,
barren zoo enclosures.
IDA is pleased to have Lily Tomlin again
support IDAEZ, the biggest event of the year for elephants. The accomplished
actor and passionate activist for elephants issued this call to action:
started speaking out for elephants after I learned that without space to move,
elephants in zoos develop crippling foot disease and arthritis, conditions that
lead to a premature, painful death. I also discovered that their repetitive
rocking, swaying and head bobbing were not natural behaviors at all but signs
of deep psychological distress caused by their impoverished lives.
were never meant to be confined in zoos, where they are suffering and dying
prematurely. Please help me share this important message by participating in
the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos on June 11,
a unique event that brings the world together to stop the suffering of
elephants in zoos."- Lily Tomlin
Last year, IDA staff and members organized events
in more than 30 cities, educating thousands of people around the world. Help make this year’s Day of Action an even greater success by
organizing or participating in an event near you. Events are already scheduled
in California, Florida, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington,
and internationally in Canada, Spain and the UK. Click here for a list of scheduled events.
(New events are being added all the time so check the list often - or add your own event!)
If your city isn’t yet listed for an event,
we can help you organize one. See the IDAEZ Get Started page
for more information, including how you can help
even if you don’t live
near a zoo with elephants.
Elephants are highly intelligent and self-aware individuals who naturally
range many miles a day. They live in large, tight-knit family groups and their
social connections extend to hundreds of elephants. Yet a typical trip to the
zoo reveals just a few elephants confined in miserably small pens, often rhythmically
swaying and rocking – a behavior unseen in the wild.
The elephants need your help. Please join IDA and Lily Tomlin in
putting an end to their suffering by taking part in the International Day of
Action for Elephants in Zoos.
For more information on IDAEZ
click here or email IDAEZ@idausa.org.