Dear Lucky and One World Conservation supporters:
On April 9, 2015, a 60-day notice of intent to sue was served to the San Antonio Zoo by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the law firm of Melissa Lesniak. This gives the zoo a 60-day window to comply to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 or face litigation. To be clear, One World Conservation is not the plaintiff. Our role is that of an interested third party, and we will support this case in whatever capacity is necessary for Lucky's release.
We have had to keep this under wraps, but this has been in the works for about a year and a half, and we have been involved through its entirety due to our consistent research and documentation of Lucky's situation over the past 7 years.
Lucky needs your support now more than ever. We will be holding weekly protests every Sunday through the 60-day notice, starting next week. Please make it out to as many of these as you can. The protest this Saturday is still a-go, and we need as many of you out there as possible, so invite your friends and family.
We are also raising funds to help Lucky's cause of action. This fund will henceforth be referred to as the Free Lucky Fund. If it overflows beyond the lawsuit, it will go into a lifetime of care for Lucky. If something happens to Lucky during or after the lawsuit, these funds will be allocated to Friends of the Asian Elephant, an elephant hospital in Lucky's native country of Thailand.
We will be collecting funds through GoFundMe: http://www.gofundme.com/freeluckyfund. Please spread and share far and wide. Our deepest gratitude to those companies and organization who have already donated to our rewards incentive program on GoFundMe: Performing Animal Welfare Society PAWS, The Elephant Pants, Burn The Ivory, and San Antonio-native artist, Jeanie Anderson. Also, a huge thank you to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Melissa Lesniak, and all those who have been working so hard on building this case over the past months.
Read the press release here: http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/aldf-demands-sanctuary-for-lucky-lone-elephant-at-san-antonio-zoo/
At this time, we will have no further statement. Any questions regarding Luckys legal case must be addressed through our attorney, Melissa Lesniak.
One World Conservation