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 »

Sign The Elephant Charter : Because Our Collective Voices Count
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Sign The Elephant Charter : Because Our Collective Voices Count

Elephant Spoken Here became the 2657th supporter, as an Elephant Friend, to sign The Elephant Charter today. (There are also “signatories” for Elephant Biologists and Elephant Professionals which track their own number of supporters separately.) As a reader of our elephant blog we would like to encourage you to show your support and love for elephants … Continue reading »

California Awaits Governor’s Approval on SB 1062 the “Elephant Protection Bill” Which Can Only Put Pressure on “Rent an Elephant” Businesses & Surely This Action Will Shut Them All Down
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California Awaits Governor’s Approval on SB 1062 the “Elephant Protection Bill” Which Can Only Put Pressure on “Rent an Elephant” Businesses & Surely This Action Will Shut Them All Down

If all goes well California will become the 2nd state  (behind Rhode Island ) to pass an “elephant protection bill”. Let it be known that (Senate Bill) SB 1062** will “explicitly prohibit the use of a ‘bullhook, ankus, guide or pitchfork, including the use of those devices without making contact’ “ thereby abolishing this archaic … Continue reading »