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Bob Barker Takes to Airwaves to Save Lucy

Written by PETA | October 7, 2011

In a hard-hitting interview with Canada’s CTV network, the ever-eloquent Bob Barker blasts the Edmonton Valley Zoo and city officials for refusing to transfer Lucy, the zoo’s ailing and aging elephant, to a sanctuary. Lucy will spend most of the next six frigid Alberta months alone inside a barren barn with nothing to do but sway and dream of the life that she was meant to have.

Bob, pulling no punches, calls Lucy’s living conditions “really just one of the worst cases that I know of” and says that he is “appalled at the misery that Lucy has suffered there in Edmonton at the Valley Zoo.” Watch here to see Bob take Edmonton and zoo officials to task.

Both Bob and former NHL powerhouse Georges Laraque have offered to make a $100,000 donation to the city to get the transfer underway, and earlier this year, comedian Steve-O led a PETA protest outside the zoo. Canadian William Shatner appealed directly to the mayor to do the right thing for Lucy. But so far, officials have refused to budge.

We’re pushing full speed ahead to get Lucy’s case heard in Canada’s Supreme Court, but in the meantime, please e-mail polite notes to Edmonton’s mayor and city council and beg them to move Lucy before winter sets in.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Serena Oh says:

    Please hurry before too late! The cold winter is here, Even through Lucy’s photo, I can see clearly that Lucy is suffering from excruciating pain. She looks so lonely and miserable. Its unbearable to see. Please release Lucy to a sanctuary.

  • Bobbi Davis says:

    Please let Lucy die in peace with her own kind.

  • DIANE PAPKE says:

    GOOD FOR YOU BOB BARKER. I WOULD TO ADD MY PLEA TO SEND THIS POOR ELEPHANT TO A SANCTUARY. I CANT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR REASONING COULD BE FOR NOT DOING IT. LOOK AT THE MONEY YOU WOULD SAVE ON FEEDING THIS ELEPHANT, OR DONT YOU FEED HER ALSO.

  • A says:

    How do you NOT do what Bob Barker says? He says “Come on down!” You come on down. He says “Save Lucy”…you SAVE LUCY.

  • Cees says:

    Please move Lucy! she deserves to be treated with dignity!!!!!!!! why are animals always treated like this and it’s just deemed acceptable?

  • C McCulligh says:

    PLEASE let Lucy finish her days in comfort. Maybe the mayor could spend the winter in the barn with Lucy. She needs to be moved now, before the winter sets in. PLEASE let Lucy go.

  • Ky says:

    I sent emails, please everyone, speak up! This is so wrong, not only is she alone but she’s being taken care by a regular vet who deals with dogs and cats. I used to live in phoenix and even our zoo in the winter wouldnt have the elephants outside it only gets like 65 degrees there. But to have one living in canada! What’s wrong with these people, they just want attention or something.