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Protesters address the baby elephant in the room

Several people gathered outside the Pittsburgh Zoo Saturday morning in protest of the zoo's controversial history of animal welfare. (Photo courtesy of Remy Samuels)

By Amanda Finney and Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News

September 17, 2017

“Cruelty is Not Entertainment,” was the protesters’ creed. It was printed, along with the slogan “Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Enslaves and Kills,” on the signs the protesters held as they stood outside the front entrance of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Protesters gathered outs...

Editorial: Elephant death is tragic, but zoo does more good than harm

Willie Theison, elephant program manager at the Pittsburgh Zoo, attends to Zuri (left) and her sister, Victoria (right). (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2017

With Labor Day signalling the end of the summer season for many Pittsburghers, a number chose to take the day off to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Most came to see the animals. But after the deaths of a three-month-old elephant calf and the zoo’s oldest male tiger in rapid succession la...

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