Sign the Wildlife SOS Petition as Moti the Bull Elephant Suffered a Needless Death
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Sign the Wildlife SOS Petition as Moti the Bull Elephant Suffered a Needless Death

If not for his life as a begging elephant, Moti, a 35 year old bull, would certainly have been In his prime (in the wild, anyway). But for years Moti endured the hardships of a captive elephant, forced to give rides on unforgiving roads, scorching hot under his feet in the merciless Indian sun. What … Continue reading »

Sign the Petition to #RefusetoRide Elephants & Learn Why Unimaginable Cruelty Exists in the Elephant Riding Industry in This Pictorial Essay
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Sign the Petition to #RefusetoRide Elephants & Learn Why Unimaginable Cruelty Exists in the Elephant Riding Industry in This Pictorial Essay

Wildlife SOS, India, has launched a petition to end the abusive practice of riding elephants and is encouraging supporters to share these online posters through their #RefusetoRide campaign. These three posters – ‘Here’s What Goes Into Making an Elephant “Rideable”’; ‘Signs of an Abused Elephant’; ‘Demand Enforcement of India’s Strong Elephant Protection Laws’ – contain … Continue reading »

Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins
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Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins

It is beyond belief that in 2021 the sale of elephant skins is condoned and deemed legal by the regulatory  board  CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) that is supposed to protect those species of wildlife who are under threat of extinction. CITES has banned the sale/trade in elephant ivory. Yet our #elephants, … Continue reading »

Significant Victory For Our Elephants in Cambodia as the Last Remaining Riding Elephants at Angkor Wat Will Be Retired and Relocated By Early 2020
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Significant Victory For Our Elephants in Cambodia as the Last Remaining Riding Elephants at Angkor Wat Will Be Retired and Relocated By Early 2020

Working elephants have long played a part in the history of Cambodia. They have been depicted in bas relief and other forms of sculpture for centuries, particularly on and among the temples of the Angkor Wat.     As the twenty first century rolled around it naturally evolved that elephants would play an important part … Continue reading »

Elephants Gain More Protection in California With The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act as Governor Joins Two Other States in Prohibiting Their Use as Circus Entertainment
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Elephants Gain More Protection in California With The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act as Governor Joins Two Other States in Prohibiting Their Use as Circus Entertainment

The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act: California State Senate Bill 313 Elephants & most other wild animals have been included in a new bill (SB313) signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to ban all but dogs, cats and horses from performing in circuses and having to endure the horrendous training that such performances entail. Facing a … Continue reading »

Increased Protection Promised For Sri Lankan Elephants But It Comes Too Late For the Seven Poisoned Due to Human Elephant Conflict
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Increased Protection Promised For Sri Lankan Elephants But It Comes Too Late For the Seven Poisoned Due to Human Elephant Conflict

In response to the poisoning of “seven jumbos,” left to die by villagers in yet another occurrence of human elephant conflict, the Sri Lankan government has “announced harsher penalties” for those breaking laws designed to protect elephants in this island country. Tougher sanctions, promised by John Amaratunga who is the Wildlife and Tourism Minister of … Continue reading »

African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity
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African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity

A compromise was reached at the latest CITES meeting  in Geneva  regarding the issue of protecting African elephants , saving elephants from being captured in the wild and sold to zoos and other venues whose purpose is to hold them captive for display or human entertainment. As the governing body on “global wildlife trade,” the Convention … Continue reading »

Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand
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Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand

The sign placed inside the arena states “…Welcome to the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show”…    The overzealous crowds have gathered on this day to watch an unnatural and cruel phenomenon, that of elephants being forced to perform elephant tricks in an outmoded, and should be outlawed, elephant show. Into the arena pedals Dumbo struggling to … Continue reading »

Isolated & Unhappy: Lawsuit Filed By Animal Welfare Group on Behalf of Happy the Elephant Aims To Release Her From the Confines of the Bronx Zoo
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Isolated & Unhappy: Lawsuit Filed By Animal Welfare Group on Behalf of Happy the Elephant Aims To Release Her From the Confines of the Bronx Zoo

Despite what Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny has to say (that Happy is happy) Happy the elephant, brought up in the confines of The Bronx Zoo since 1977, cannot possibly express that sentiment regarding her enclosure which provides the pachyderm with “far less than even 1 percent of the space she would roam in the … Continue reading »

Stand By Your Elephant:  Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death
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Stand By Your Elephant: Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death

Unlike another Laxmi the elephant who was rescued by Wildlife SOS India in 2013, whose story had a happy ending, this Laxmi the elephant, also a “begging elephant” held captive at the hands of cruel owners, (an “illegally held” elephant at that) has died. This petition, to bring attention to rampant elephant abuse & to … Continue reading »