PETA offers conditional help to restore Lucy the Elephant

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Friday, October 9, 2015
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PETA offers to help restore Lucy the Elephant - with a catch.

MARGATE, N.J. (WPVI) -- Lucy the Elephant, one of the Jersey shore's favorite landmarks, is in dire need of a makeover, and PETA is offering to help make that happen.

PETA said it would pay for major repairs to Lucy - but the group's aid comes with a catch.

In exchange, PETA would use the Margate landmark as a so-called "spokes elephant" to bring attention to real elephants who are forced to work in the circus.

About $58,000 is needed to repair Lucy, who after 134 years, is falling apart.

So far there's been no response from the organization that runs and maintains the wooden elephant.