Cher joins LAs elephant fight

January 29th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Pop star Cher has raised her voice against the development of a new elephant habitat in Los Angeles.

The singer has also joined the fight to get L.A zoos most loved elephant Billy relocated.

The Believe hitmaker took part in a protest march along with American TV game show host Bob Barker and Lily Tomlin in a bid to urge the L.A. city council bigwigs to close down the development of the elephant habitat, and get Billy relocated to the airy zoo.

Tomlin tried to bring light to the fact that the confining habitat is just not adequately big for the gigantic animals.

“The habitat (at the zoo) is simply not big enough, and no habitat, a zoo is big enough for an elephant… They are mammoth and majestic and beautiful and sensitive, and, for generations, we have put elephants in zoos, Contactmusic quoted Tomlin, as saying.

Tomlin emphasized upon the fact that magnificent elephants need to have long walks every day to have a healthy growth.

“Billy himself lives on about a quarter of an acre for more than 20 years and it’’s just not humane and it’’s not rational or responsible. Elephants have to walk 30 to 40 miles a day just to keep healthy and that’’s one of the reasons why they suffer so much in zoos and develop abscesses of the feet and terrible arthritis. They also develop great mental problems; psychologically they”re depressed, Tomlin added. (ANI)

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