Lions, Tigers, and SMOKE! OH MY! Operation Smoke Free ZOO!!!
To the Little Rock Zoo Board in Little Rock Arkansas: There are no safe levels of exposure to second hand smoke. There’s no such thing as any form of safe tobacco. We are in support of a SMOKE FREE/TOBACCO FREE ZOO, and believe that the Zoo Board should strongly reconsider having designated “smoking” areas near, close to, or anywhere in the park where youth and adults walk, pass by, and or are near. Likewise, we believe the same for the animals. Animals should not be near, reside, and or breathe smoke that lingers and flows in the air from other parts of the zoo. Sincerely, The Undersigned
Update: on November 8, 2010 the Zoo Governors banned smoking, but there are still two exceptions and that hopefully, in the future, we can convince the Zoo Governors that smoking should NEVER be allowed in any fashion at the zoo.