• Animal Legal Defense Fund Case for 57-Year-Old Elephant Heads to Trial

    10 monthes ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Federal Judge Denies Zoo's Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit
    Natalia Lima, 201-679-7088, nlima aldf.org
    Federal Judge Xavier Rodriguez denied key parts of the San Antonio Zoo's motion for summary judgement, holding that the Animal Legal Defense Fund had provided sufficient facts demonstrating the zoo may be violating the Endangered Species Act by holding an endangered elephant, Lucky, in conditions that injure her both physically and psychologically. The zoo must now defend its treatment of Lucky in a full trial, currently scheduled to begin on Oct. 2, 2017.
    The ruling, released Friday...
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