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 »

Happy World Wildlife Day  3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants
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Happy World Wildlife Day 3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Whew! World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019, slipped up on us yet again! Yes, we promised to do better, didn’t we? But here we are just in the nick of time. 🙂 Though this year’s WWD theme may be “Life Below Water : For People and Planet,” as always our focus, here at … Continue reading »

RIP Granny :  Oldest Elephant in Captivity at Temple in Kerala, India Passes Away, Still in Chains, at Age 88
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RIP Granny : Oldest Elephant in Captivity at Temple in Kerala, India Passes Away, Still in Chains, at Age 88

Chained and tethered, for apparently her entire life, the female Asian elephant affectionately known as Granny, has recently died.  (Her official name was Dakshayani; when she entered into her senior elephant years she was honored with the “Gaja Muthassi,” meaning “elephant granny,” designation.) They say, at the age of 88, she was “the oldest elephant … Continue reading »

Wildlife SOS India’s First Elephant Hospital Sets Precedent as Their Rescued, Former Captive,  Asian Elephant Patients Can Now Experience “Healing With Compassion”
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Wildlife SOS India’s First Elephant Hospital Sets Precedent as Their Rescued, Former Captive, Asian Elephant Patients Can Now Experience “Healing With Compassion”

Rescued elephants in India now stand a fighting chance thanks to a new “state-of-the art” facility known as the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital. Despite grim statistics***  for this endangered species, the Asian elephant, this proves there are some good humans left in this world. As they are rescued from cruel conditions in captivity these elephants … 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 »