Welcome to Help Billy.
This site is dedicated to educating people on the plight of Billy the elephant and his life in captivity. Please browse through the site to learn more, and join the fight to end captivity.
On January 14, 2016, A panel rejected calls to close the zoo's elephant exhibit, but affirmed an order to exercise the animals and cease shocking them.
On Tuesday, July 24, the 5 year lawsuit seeking to close the LA Zoo elephant exhibit ended when the Judge ruled in favor of plaintiffs actor Robert Culp (deceased) and real estate broker Aaron Leider. Judge Segal stated in his 60 page decision, "All is not well at the Los Angeles Zoo. Contrary to what the zoo's representatives may have told the Los Angeles City Council in order to get construction of the $42 million exhibit approved and funded, the elephants are not healthy, happy or thriving."
News Coverage of the Victory:
|Judge Blasts LA Zoo for Poor Treatment of Elephants|
SUPPORT FOR BILLY
In addition to the 10.5 MILLION MEMBERS of the Humane Society of the United States, as well as the members of SPCA LA, Born Free USA, Born Free UK and numerous other conservation and animal protection organizations around the world, the following celebrities have come forward to support Billy in his Fight for Freedom:
Dr. Keith Lindsay, world-renown Conservation Biologist and Elephant Expert, explains why Billy should be released:
Billy's Emotional Problems:
Billy's Foot Problems: