“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
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“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
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“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 »

Captive Wildlife in France, Including Our Elephants, to Benefit From Gradual Ban on Employing Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses & PETA France Weighs In on the Announcement
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Captive Wildlife in France, Including Our Elephants, to Benefit From Gradual Ban on Employing Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses & PETA France Weighs In on the Announcement

Acknowledging the inability of a wild animal to endure the life of a traveling circus performer, constantly being hauled from town to town, French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili recently announced a gradual ban on the use of elephants (employing them & their bullhook wielding trainers) and other species of wildlife in traveling circuses in France. … Continue reading »

Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him
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Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him

Having raised them from birth it is not surprising that landowner Akhtar Imam, from Bihar, in the eastern part of India, would want to provide for his elephants after his death. Although his wife and children “are not entirely happy” with his decision to bequeath 6.2 acres of his homestead “worth Rs 5 crore“, (approx. … Continue reading »

Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People
My Elephant Life or Extraordinary People Devoting Their Lives to Elephants

Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People

“She didn’t just talk about it, she made it happen.  I can understand why God would want her by Him but we miss her so!”* The late Pat Derby became a voice for elephants when it was unheard of to expose the exploitation and suffering of captive wild animals. Pat Derby stood by our elephants … 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
My Elephant Life or Extraordinary People Devoting Their Lives to Elephants

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
My Elephant Life or Extraordinary People Devoting Their Lives to Elephants

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
My Elephant Life or Extraordinary People Devoting Their Lives to Elephants

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
My Elephant Life or Extraordinary People Devoting Their Lives to Elephants

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 »