“As the Borough President of one of our trusted partners and cultural institutions, I believe this proposed legislation unfairly targets our Wildlife Conservation Society and staff who have a long history and deep commitment to protecting the animals in its care. For years, they have been national leaders in ensuring the highest standards of animal care and protection. I urge the Bronx Delegation and the City Council to fully consider the impact the elephant captivity legislation would have on cultural institutions like the Wildlife Conservation Society. I also welcome anyone with concerns to visit the Bronx Zoo to see firsthand the exceptional work being done to care for Happy and Patty in our Borough.”