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Help give Maggie the opportunity to live the rest of her life in the company of other elephants

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The Defense of Keeping Maggie the Elephant at the Alaska Zoo Doesn't Tell Whole Story

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / March 16, 2006

The dispute surrounding the question of whether Maggie the elephant should go off to a sanctuary or stay here just keeps getting deeper.

The Daily News is not alone in showing Maggie out playing in the snow even though she isn't (Weather Gallery, Jan. 19, Page B-8). The Alaska Zoo's Web site shows the same thing.

In defense of making her stay here, they want us to think that it is too dangerous to move her -- when elephants are moved a lot these days -- and it is more dangerous than our drive to work in the morning. They have said that the long truck ride out would be hard on her, when actually she would fly out with elephant experts in attendance. They want us to believe she is happy, when one look at her tells us otherwise, and nothing is said of the health risks associated with keeping her here.

Only one elephant authority worldwide recommended leaving her here alone and in the wrong climate, and he just happened to be associated with the zoo. Do you think they might possibly be keeping her here to make money off her?

---- Diane Raynor / Anchorage

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