Lily Tomlin’s advocacy
What Rebecca Keegan didn’t reference in her article [“Leave ’Em Laughing,” June 7], and what many people are not aware, is the tireless work Lily Tomlin has done on behalf of elephants in captivity.
Alongtime animalrights activist, she has been an outspoken advocate against elephant abuse in zoos and circuses, and narrated and executive-produced an HBO documentary in 2013 (along with her wife, Jane Wagner, who wrote the doc) called “An Apology to Elephants.”
Not only did Tomlin win an Emmy for voice-over narration, but her crusade has helped lead to the decision by Ringling Brothers Circus to phase out their elephant acts in 2017 and the recent banning of the bullhook. A trumpet salute to Lily for making such a difference in the plight of theworld’s largest land mammal.
Katharine Kramer Toluca Lake
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Catherine C. Cate Santa Ana