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Hundreds Turn Out to City Hall Over Elephants, Bob Barker Speaks Out

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In what could be one of the largest public turnouts for a city council meeting in years, former Price is Right host Bob Barker was the first to comment on the Los Angeles Zoo elephant controversy a minute before 11 a.m. this morning.

"Let's do get Billy out of that zoo," Barker said followed by a loud rousing applause from people in the council chambers. "Let's do close the elephant exhibit at the zoo," he said noting that zoos all over the world are doing just that. "Let's do eventually get that sanctuary. That's a good idea!"

So many people turned out to today's meeting that the room is beyond capacity. Council President Eric Garcetti this was the largest pile of public comment cards he's seen since taking office.

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