PETA protests over elephant's death

November 22, 2008 8:16:12 PM PST
The death of a young elephant at the Houston Zoo inspired a protest by animal rights activists Saturday afternoon.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Members of PETA dressed in elephant costumes outside the zoo's entrance and held signs calling for an end to its elephant breeding program. PETA claims the program is a failure, and elephants in zoos are prone to poor fitness and other health problems.

Mac, a two-year-old elephant, died of a viral infection at the zoo earlier this month.

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