Save a Place in Your Hearts For Elephants on This Saint Patrick’s Day
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Save a Place in Your Hearts For Elephants on This Saint Patrick’s Day

While helping elephants may never have been a part of your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in the past there is no better time to save a place in your hearts for elephants than this Irish holiday today, 17 March 2020. This year proves to be quite untraditional so why not christen an elephant to be … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Wildlife Day 3 March 2020 : For Our Elephants
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Celebrate World Wildlife Day 3 March 2020 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: It’s a beautiful thing: remembering World Wildlife Day 2020 and helping to save you, our elephants.       In 2020 World Wildlife Day has chosen the message of “Sustaining All Life on Earth,” showing an interconnectedness between us all; all living creatures, including humans, & the flora and the fauna in the … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 5
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 5

Keith:  “Scott, I want to diverse for a moment, uh, before I get to ask you. I ask all my guests this question and that question is: Some people ask how you can spend time, money and resources advocating and protecting animals when there is so much human misery in the world. What do you … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 4
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 4

Welcome back to Awesome Animal Advocates. I am your host Keith Sanderson and our guest is Scott Blais CEO & co-founder of Global Sanctuary For Elephants. And Scott is actually, um, talking to us from Brazil where he is located and it was, what?, 2013 you were involved in founding Global Sanctuary For Elephants. What … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 3
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 3

Keith: “It is sort of like they just did not realize what they have missed until they were exposed to a different life.” Scott: “In many cases, yes, because it becomes about survival.” Keith: “You not only provided sanctuary but you actually went out and rescued elephants. Is that right?” Scott: “Yeah, you know, the … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 2
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 2

Keith: “Now, you co-founded the nation’s largest elephant sanctuary, The Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary, in 1995, and… Can you tell us a bit about how you founded it and about the sanctuary?” Scott: “Sure, absolutely. And exactly the story you just talked about is part of the reason why we founded it. When we actually were … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 1
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 1

Scott Blais Co-Founder, with his wife Katherine Blais, of Global Sanctuary For Elephants is on a mission to give captive elephants the prospect of living out the remaining years of their lives in peace, and the comfort of a sanctuary environment with his non-profit Global Sanctuary For Elephants. In this archival interview Scott shares the … 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 »

Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop
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Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop

Questions remain as to why the elephant family had wandered so close to the edge of the aptly named Hell’s Fall in the first place (causing their baby to tumble over and setting off such a heartbreaking tragedy).  It is believed that recent drought conditions in Thailand’s Khao Yai National  Park drove the elephants, in … Continue reading »