Bronx pols slam elephant captivity bill, citing impact to Bronx Zoo


Brooklyn Councilmember Shahanah Hanif‘s bill proposing a citywide elephant captivity ban has drawn pushback from several Bronx politicos, including some of her colleagues on the City Council, who believe the legislation is unfairly targeting the Bronx Zoo and its two elephants Happy and Patty.

Hanif’s bill, which she announced at a Thursday press conference, would prohibit elephants to be kept or constrained in enclosures throughout the city unless certain conditions were met. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in New York City currently home to elephants.