Why is it that people who have no experience with animals seem to think they know what is best for them? I can’t believe the gall of the city councilman for pushing the San Antonio Zoo into mediation with the radical Animal Legal Defense Fund over the care of the zoo’s elephant. This is an old elephant that does not like other elephants and she is perfectly fine where she is. There is absolutely no basis for ALDF’s push to send her to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary, it would be a death sentence for her. Even AZA has signed off on this elephant being alone, remaining with her keepers, staying where she is. Perhaps the residents of San Antonio, the city council, and the animal rights groups should leave animal care decisions up to those in the zoological industry that have these animals best interest in mind.