On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc., I am requesting copies of the following public records from the San Diego Zoo:
-All veterinary records and keepers notes related to Mila the elephant from January 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed;
-All necropsy records related to Mila the elephant;
-Any correspondence or other records related to the death of Mila the elephant.
We respectfully request that production of the responsive documents be fulfilled without charge in light of PETA’s non-profit status and the fact that releasing the requested records is in the public interest. PETA will synthesize the information obtained from this request and educate the public about the city’s regulation of exhibitors of wild and potentially dangerous animals.
If this request for a waiver or reduction of fees is denied and fees are expected to exceed $25.00, please notify me to this effect by telephone or electronic mail before this request is processed. To conserve public resources, please provide the requested records, to the extent possible, via electronic mail attachment to KateP@petaf.org. I look forward to hearing from you as promptly as possible.
Thank you for your assistance.