In Devoted Elephants: A genuine Story of Animals, People, and Warfare by Yukio Tsuchiya, Japan was at warfare and the armed service ordered that the zoo keepers at the Ueno zoo get rid of all animals. This had an emotional cost on the tiergarten keepers and trainers. The zoo keepers loved each of the animals very much, especially the three elephants, Tonky, Wanly, and John. The war influenced everyone on the zoo in different ways.
Over the story, many characters got conflicts but the central issue was the killing of the three elephants. One of the ways how the conflict affected the zoo keepers is that they were required to kill the animals against their will. If it was up to the zoo keepers the animals would not have perished. The armed forces didn't want the family pets to be collection free if a bomb would have been to hit the zoo. Although the author didn't include that a bomb truly did strike the zoo, there was a powerful chance that you would have since in the story it declared that bombs decreased often throughout the war. " The tiergarten keepers desired so much to keep Tonky and Wanly in that they in spite of of mailing them to a zoo in Sendai, considerably north of Tokyo. вЂќ This shows how much they will zoo owners loved the elephants; these people were going to not in favor of the military just to save the elephants' lives. The zoo keepers didn't send these to the other zoo simply because there was still a possibility of a thing going wrong. During the warfare the zoo keepers had to make a lot of difficult decisions because of the result that the battle had with them.
At the time of the war a lot of things were taking place. Not only did the battle affect the zoo keepers but the war as well affected the animals. The animals were forced to have their lives end so instantly. Because of the heavy skin and smart pondering it was hard to kill the elephants. Consequently the elephants were starved to loss of life, this failed to happen straight away though. Ruben died 17 days following the zoo owners...