Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!

What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants  cont’d And yet during their life together (David and Daphne) their selfless journey did not go unnoticed. For their life’s work both David Sheldrick and Daphne Sheldrick were honored by the British government with David being “awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 13 June 1959” … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 1 : What an Enchanting Life!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 1 : What an Enchanting Life!

  What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants If you have ever wondered what it is truly like to be one with elephants then you need only explore this book. For few of us will ever be able to experience the life of Dame Daphne Sheldrick despite our unending love of elephants. From her birth … Continue reading »

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review  Part 3
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 3

More Lessons Learned From Last Chain on Billie – Learn what Sammy Haddock, a former Ringling Bros. elephant trainer, had to say about the abuse of their circus elephants (& he was once fully engaged in that abuse). This is particularly poignant & heartbreaking: “He saw elephants being beaten who had no idea why they … Continue reading »

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley: Review Part 2
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley: Review Part 2

Lessons Learned From Last Chain on Billie – Learn about the tricks our elephants were forced to learn and the permanent damage these unnatural positions would inflict upon their elephant bodies. (Treacherous posing such as the “one-legged tub stand” or the act of walking across an arena on their hind legs “would cause elephants to … Continue reading »

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1

When elephant trainer Buckles Woodcock was first sent by John Cuneo Jr. (who later established the Hawthorn Corporation, the equivalent of an elephant’s worst nightmare) to judge the viability of a young elephant named Popsicle for the rigorous life of a circus elephant he sent word that she looked like an elephant he would be … Continue reading »

‘Water For Elephants’ Film Elephant Suffered From Bullhook Prods and Electric Shocks : Hidden Training Video Released By Animal Defenders International  Reveals Alleged Elephant Abuse
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‘Water For Elephants’ Film Elephant Suffered From Bullhook Prods and Electric Shocks : Hidden Training Video Released By Animal Defenders International Reveals Alleged Elephant Abuse

If you have ever seen the film Water For Elephants starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon you may have been appalled by the story line of an elephant named Rosie (played by Tai, the real-life elephant) who was subjected to beatings by her trainer when she fails to respond to his commands. This is when … Continue reading »

Beautiful & Haunting Song “Elephant in My Heart” Brings Attention to the Desperate Situation Our Elephants Are In
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Beautiful & Haunting Song “Elephant in My Heart” Brings Attention to the Desperate Situation Our Elephants Are In

You may not be familiar with “Elephant in My Heart”. But once you hear Soleil Dakota’s sublime song the message and the haunting melody will shatter your heart. It’s all the more haunting just knowing that time is running out for our elephants.     Click here for the video “Elephant in My Heart” “I have … Continue reading »

A Reflection on An Apology to Elephants the HBO Documentary Film Part 2
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A Reflection on An Apology to Elephants the HBO Documentary Film Part 2

Lessons Learned From An Apology to Elephants (continued) The following points are direct quotations from the various experts featured in the documentary. “It’s just horrible the elephants live in fear their whole lives, there is no happy moment for them.” Cause they are just waiting for the next beating, that’s why they stay in line … Continue reading »

A Reflection on An Apology to Elephants the HBO Documentary Film Part 1
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A Reflection on An Apology to Elephants the HBO Documentary Film Part 1

This film will break your heart and that’s the very reason you should watch it and share it and talk about it and hopefully do something, anything, to help our elephants. I didn’t remember that Lily Tomlin loved elephants. Now I can’t help but love her too. She narrates this documentary “An Apology to Elephants.” … Continue reading »

Entertaining Elephants by Susan Nance, the Review & How Does Carol the Elephant’s Story Relate?  Part 2
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Entertaining Elephants by Susan Nance, the Review & How Does Carol the Elephant’s Story Relate? Part 2

Part 2:  Entertaining Elephants: The Review  “In 1796, an elephant came to the United States.” From his first “scheme” to capitalize on these animals (the purveyor of pachyderms, Captain Jacob Crowninshield, readily admitted to these shenanigans) Americans were introduced to something they knew little of, namely, the elephant. It is from this humble existence that … Continue reading »