Just Look at Him Now!: Our Elephant Kaavan Is Thriving at Sanctuary One Year On From His Wretched Existence at Islamabad Zoo
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Just Look at Him Now!: Our Elephant Kaavan Is Thriving at Sanctuary One Year On From His Wretched Existence at Islamabad Zoo

This is Kaavan, happy at sanctuary. The Sri Lankan bull elephant was rescued (by #FourPaws & #FreetheWild) from the #IslamabadZoo in Pakistan almost one year ago (29 Nov 2020).     As a captive zoo elephant for most of his life Kaavan, upon arrival at the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, had some adjustments to make. He … Continue reading »

Social Media, a High Profile Celebrity and a Song Helped #FreeKaavan: Can Other Captive & Zoo Elephants Benefit From This Wave of Compassion as Well? : #FreeLucy #FreeBilly #FreeMundi
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Social Media, a High Profile Celebrity and a Song Helped #FreeKaavan: Can Other Captive & Zoo Elephants Benefit From This Wave of Compassion as Well? : #FreeLucy #FreeBilly #FreeMundi

Social media helped save a zoo elephant; it didn’t hurt that Cher came onboard, writing the song ‘Walls’ for Kaavan who served as her inspiration. What caught Cher’s eye was a campaign on Twitter, which gained momentum from Facebook and from signatures on a petition site all in support of a Sri Lankan bull elephant … Continue reading »

On This World Elephant Day 12 August 2021 Let US Not Forget #FreeLucy, #FreeMundi, & #FreeBilly, All Trapped in Zoos
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On This World Elephant Day 12 August 2021 Let US Not Forget #FreeLucy, #FreeMundi, & #FreeBilly, All Trapped in Zoos

Elephant Spoken Here wishes World Elephant Day a Happy 10th Anniversary. This is a day (August 12th *) to highlight elephant conservation, and to recognize those who devote time and energy as elephant advocates, elephant activists and elephant experts who give voice to animals who are unable to speak for themselves. And to never forget … Continue reading »

Countdown to World Elephant Day 2021 With Lucy-Centric Elevents For Our Lucy the Elephant in Canada
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Countdown to World Elephant Day 2021 With Lucy-Centric Elevents For Our Lucy the Elephant in Canada

This year Elephant Spoken Here is devoting our efforts, during World Elephant Day & Elephant Spoken Here’s sixth birthday, both on August 12th, to help free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Canada. Therefore, all elevents will be Lucy-centric. 1) Aug 15th 2021 event : The World Is Watching – World Elephant … Continue reading »

If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born
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If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born

‘An elephant never forgets… and it never forgets it was born free.’  Virginia McKenna As she approached her 90th year British actress turned wildlife conservationist Virginia McKenna  (born 7 June 1931) shared the story of how a sweet little elephant named Pole Pole forever changed her life and inspired a couple (she and her husband … Continue reading »

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy
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Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy

Behind every strong visionary is an inspiration. In this story the inspiration for elephant lover Katherine Connor to provide sanctuary for captive & abused elephants in Thailand (BLES) was a baby elephant who demonstrated such courage, as he struggled to overcome an injury, that he could only have been named Boon Lott…     Katherine … Continue reading »

World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants
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World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Is it here already… World Wildlife Day 2021? The thing is, this day will always be about you, our elephants, the most majestic species on earth.   You make your home in a variety of habitats including deserts, swamps and the highlands but more commonly live in savannas, grasslands and even forests, which … Continue reading »

Renowned Primatologist & Animal Behavior Expert Jane Goodall Supports the Release of Lucy the Elephant From Canadian Zoo
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Renowned Primatologist & Animal Behavior Expert Jane Goodall Supports the Release of Lucy the Elephant From Canadian Zoo

Jane Goodall Addresses Edmonton, Canada City Council to Advocate For Lucy the Zoo Elephant’s Release to Elephant Sanctuary “Hello this is Jane Goodall. This is a message to all of you about Lucy the only elephant in your city Zoo. Thinking about her plight as I speak these words brings back all the pain that … Continue reading »

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2
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“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2

This video is distressing to watch but we must watch to warn others of the abuse performing elephants endure… World Animal Protection explains how the baby elephants are trained using the method known as “the crush“* which “involves hobbling the elephants with chained legs, handlers striking sensitive areas with bullhooks or taking them to loud, … Continue reading »

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 1
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“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 1

Tourist Demand For Performing Elephants Drives the Industry World Animal Protection, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has produced a video which proves that captive elephants held for the tourist entertainment industry (elephant tourism) in Thailand continue to suffer horrific abuse (training methods used to break them; break meaning to break the little elephants down, to destroy … Continue reading »