Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Northern California-based In Defense of Animals called for the Department of Agriculture, which does inspections of zoos, to investigate Umoya's death. As part of standard procedure, Umoya's death has already been reported to federal officials by the zoo. PETA and In Defense of Animals oppose keeping elephants in zoos.