Zoo Wars -Lily Tomlin the Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist -now that is funny

Lily Tomlin has had a great career. She knows just how to make people laugh…Lily Tomlin the Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist…I mean no disrespect but I’m still laughing…

Does anyone take anything from Tomlin seriously?!? Oh Hell no and this is funny…I can just see Ernestine on the phone with the zoo director…


The poll wasn’t scientific and the results likely won’t have any impact on the Oregon Zoo’s plans for Packy or any other elephant in the herd, but it sure got readers’ attention.

An online poll Friday asking, “Should the Oregon Zoo keep its elephants?” drew 5,332 responses. The results:

Yes: 3,066 votes or 57.5 percent

No: 2,266 votes or 42.5 percent

Most votes – 4,093 or 76.49 percent – were cast in the United States but voters weighed in from 61 countries around the globe, from Australia to Zimbabwe.

It shouldn’t surprise that the most U.S. votes were cast in Oregon, followed by neighbors California and Washington but three came from South Dakota and two from Vermont.

The poll was prompted by news Friday morning that comedian-turned-animal-activist had emailed the Oregon Zoo and Metro, which operates the zoo. Her goal: persuade the zoo to send Packy, the zoo’s beloved, 51-year-old male Asian elephant to a sanctuary. In part, she wrote, “…it’s time for him to retire.”

Early Friday afternoon, when we caught up with Kim Smith, zoo director, her response: No way.

Activists routinely target the zoo, making similar demands, Smith said. “We share the same passion for elephants that they have,” she said. “We just have different viewpoints.”


Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned


~ by topcatsroar on December 23, 2013.

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