African Elephant in Apaling Situation

Jun 3rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
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Imelda,
Thanks v. much for posting this - I suspect that many people reading this thread signed the petition but just haven't posted here.
I definitely would not have known about it w/o you posting, so thanks.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:01 PM
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Hi all - just to let you know I have faxed the reporter who wrote the article in the Anchorage Daily News today. I have informed him that the Brigette Bardot Foundation has already offered (in February 2006) to cover the costs of Maggie's relocation. You can see the BBF article and letter here
http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.f...IdPere=&Id=318
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
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I'm on board -- Imelda, thanks for posting this situation.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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Thanks Everyone!!!!!
Now lets keep our fingers and toes crossed for tomorrows decision!

Imelda
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Jun 4th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Thanks so much for calling attention to this!
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Jun 4th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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Thanks, Imelda!
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Jun 4th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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I've signed! There are currently 3467 signatures on the petition. The target is 5000. It only takes a minute to sign.
The zoo board meets Tuesday the 5th June to consider Maggies fate (again). Although the petition is not targeted to this date, I imagine the Friends of Maggie are keeping an eye on the petition as one form of pressure in there discussions with the board.
Here is the link to the petition again for all the Fodorites who have yet to sign
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/588753326
I hope tomorrow we can celebrate the boards decision to move Maggie to a sanctuary.

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Jun 5th, 2007, 05:19 AM
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No results yet but this has been posted on the friends of Maggie website. The link at the bottom to photographs taken this weekend say it all I'm afraid.

http://www.friendsofmaggie.net/joslinPR.html

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Jun 5th, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Petition now over 3500!

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Jun 6th, 2007, 02:47 AM
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Hi Imelda! I just signed and so did my sister, so that's two more people!

Any updates on how Maggie is doing?

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Jun 6th, 2007, 05:25 AM
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Thank you Moira! The petition is up to 3511 now. I'm afraid I have no more news on Maggie - I have searched the internet but can't find any update. I'll post as soon as I find anything.

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Jun 6th, 2007, 05:39 AM
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I signed as well. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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The Zoo Board called a press confernce for 7pm yesterday but then cancelled it - the Alaska Daily news has an update here.
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ancho...-8856417c.html

It is obvious theat the Board is more interested in Alaskan opinion - and those of us who live Outside the State have no idea what we are talking about.

Apparently the Zoo will post a media release on their Zoo website sometime today - it is not there yet.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for posting that Jude.
I had looked earlier on for news but it hadn't been posted yet. It really seems like they are trying to avoid letting Maggie go at all costs. I mean, the guy is saying they aren't going to make a decision until they receive all the reports etc which is fair enough BUT he doesn't even know what reports he's waiting for!!! You'd think with this public outcry he would have at least informed himself of that important information.

I really am hoping and praying that I'm wrong but I have a really bad feeling about this decision - they are not going to let her go lightly.

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Jun 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Thanks for the alert, I've signed.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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ZOO BOARD AGREES TO LET MAGGIE GO

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story...-8869210c.html

thanks Imelda!
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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YEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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you rock, Imelda!
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Jun 7th, 2007, 12:28 AM
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What amazing news to wake up to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you everyone for signing and e-mailing - you were all responsible for the right decision being made! I was pessimistic last night after reading what they had to say and I'm SO glad I was wrong. I hope that things can move quickly now and that Maggie will be well enough to travel very soon.

Thanks Fodorites - this is the BEST Community!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 7th, 2007, 03:19 AM
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OnlyMeOirish- thanks for posting the thread in the first place. I'm really glad that you gave us the oppotunity to able to contribute, in some small way, to shortening the list of animals ( particularly elephants) subject to this kind of treatment.

Fodorites of the world rejoice.

As we say Down Under

- On Ya Imelda
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