[Mod's edit: This thread has been split from Headline News, partly because it is still a highly emotive subject, and partly because I expect it to produce quite a lot of debate. For later readers the thread is in response to the deaths of two of Chester's calves: Two elephant calves at Chester Zoo die after contracting deadly virus] This is very sad news, but I'm just going to come out and say it. Chester should end their breeding program. Of the past 9 calves born there, SEVEN have died, all of EEHV, only the two youngest surviving (ya ya, I know indali is a few months older than Anjan). Send out their cows to no breeding institutions, and bring in some news cows, get a fresh start, so to speak.