The Oregon Zoo holds loud music concerts every weekend during the summer, and the concert stage is right adjacent to the elephant enclosure.
This loud noise is not music to the elephants' sensitive hearing. Elephants can hear for miles and they also hear with infrasonic sound through their feet. They are bombarded with noise they can't escape.But you can play an important part by refusing to go to these concerts that are highly promoted to the public, and are highly profitable to the zoo.
The Oregon Zoo appears to be oblivious to the pain this causes the elephants. We are asking you to not tune out to the suffering of the zoo's five elephants, and to pledge not to attend zoo concerts until the elephants are retired to sanctuary, starting with the lone Borneo elephant Chendra.We also encourage you to let the musicians know that you do not support them performing at the zoo.
See a list of all the concerts here
and share your concern on the musicians' Facebook pages or on their Instagram or other social media platforms. Sign the petition to the Indigo Girls here.
Please spread the word about the harm these concerts do to the captive elephants at the zoo. Share this pledge far and wide and sign now to send the message to the Oregon Zoo to put a halt to these loud concerts.
When enough people refuse to pay for this kind of animal cruelty, the concerts will no longer be profitable, creating a strong motivation for the zoo to end them.
Thank you for your support.