U.S. Importing 18 Elephants from Africa

apesWithin the last few months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approved a permit that would allow the import of 18 elephants-3 male, 15 female-to the United States.  These 18 elephants will be distributed between 3 zoos, Dallas Zoo, Sedwick County Zoo, and the Henry Doorly Zoo.  The elephants are being imported for mating purposes and will be put on exhibit.  However, the FWS are facing a law suit because Friends of the Animals, an advocacy group based in Connecticut says that it is morally wrong to remove these elephants from their homes in Africa in order to put them in a zoo in America.