Indian god statue at Calgary zoo offends Christian group
The group sent a letter to the zoo earlier this week, calling the statue an image of a Hindu god that has no place in the publicly funded zoo.
Zoo officials say they have no plans to replace the Ganesh statue - despite calls for its removal from Concerned Christians Canada.
The issue first arose after the Concerned Christian group was approached by some zoo visitors upset over the elephant statue.
Grahame Newton, the zoo's director of corporate services, says the Ganesh statue isn't a religious icon, rather a cultural symbol that shows the tie between the elephants and Asian culture.
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with the statue; it is a colorful, interesting statue. But if CCC is that much concerned about it, let them go to the courts and let the courts settle the issue.