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Saving Brigitte's Elephants: A Controversial Death Sentence At The Lyon Zoo

French sex symbol turned animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is shining a light on Baby and Nepal, two former circus elephants infected with tuberculosis, now facing euthanasia.

Baby and Nepal in their enclosure in Lyon's Parc de la Tête d'Or
Baby and Nepal in their enclosure in Lyon's Parc de la Tête d'Or
Catherine Vincent

LYON – Seen from afar, they look so tiny. All around the small enclosure they’ve been allocated in the zoo of the Parc de la Tête d'Or in the center of Lyon, a sturdy fence keeps passers-by at a safe 20-meter distance.

"Elephant enclosure isolation perimeter. Thanks for your understanding," a laconic sign reads.

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"Dottoré, I know you’re going to say I’m superstitious and strange, you always give rational answers ... but I have to ask you a question: Is it true that ever since our stadium was renamed after Maradona, Napoli doesn't win at home anymore?"

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