Spaceless in SeattlePosted by Ken Moore, Animal Advocate, Guest Blogger on July 26, 2010
Have you ever felt so passionate about a social issue… yet when you explain your position to others, rather than igniting a similar passion their eyes just glaze over? Since I started learning about the plight of the three elephants at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo a year ago, I’ve experienced this frustration over and over again. Sure, part of the problem may be my speaking style (do I wave my arms too much?) but I think the big culprit is lack of brevity. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to enumerate all the facets of suffering these creatures endure, and trying to cover all these points in a single discussion has been my recipe for failure. So decided to try something new…
I produced Spaceless In Seattle to make the elephants’ case in two to three minutes (before minds begin to wander). Working with local activists and some well-known elephant experts to unearth the most compelling statistics, I created a short script and produced the illustrations. So far the response has been very positive, but we need all the support we can get — please watch the video and share it with your friends. Any passion ignited makes it all worthwhile.
Urge the City of Seattle to stop funding the Woodland Park Zoo’s cruel elephant exhibit. Sign ALDF’s petition today.