Animal rights advocates disapprove of elephant sale from Vallejo to Six Flags

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Vallejo City Manager Joe Tanner met for two hours Monday with animal rights activists, who asked him to remove the elephants from the sale of Discovery Kingdom to Six Flags - long owned by the city - based on allegations that the park has treated the animals inhumanely. But in a late-night interview, Tanner said lawyers exhaustively reviewed Vallejo's contract with Six Flags - which set the terms for the sale years ago - and found no loophole to remove animals from the deal.

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