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 »

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

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 »

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 »

Carol Burnett Takes a Stand Against Cruelty to Elephants By Lending Her Celebrity Voice  to Nosey the Elephant’s Cause
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Carol Burnett Takes a Stand Against Cruelty to Elephants By Lending Her Celebrity Voice to Nosey the Elephant’s Cause

The following is the transcribed audio from Carol Burnett’s PETA video “Comedic Icon Carol Burnett Chokes Back Tears Over Nosey the Elephant“:     “Hi this is Carol Burnett for PETA and this is Nosey the elephant. More than 30 years ago Nosey was one of 63 wild baby elephants watched in horror as their … Continue reading »

Nosey the Circus Elephant Finds Refuge in Sanctuary For Now But Our Work as Elephant Activists to Save Nosey is Not Over Yet : A Timeline of Nosey’s Rescue
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Nosey the Circus Elephant Finds Refuge in Sanctuary For Now But Our Work as Elephant Activists to Save Nosey is Not Over Yet : A Timeline of Nosey’s Rescue

Elephant’s Owners Fighting to Return Their Performing Elephant to Same Inhumane Life She Has Endured For Over 30 Years So We Are Not Out of the Woods Yet. How Did Nosey Find Herself Rescued in the First Place?   NOSEY THE ELEPHANT TIMELINE  7 November 2017  As fate would have it the caravan carrying Nosey … Continue reading »

Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippin is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts
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Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippin is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts

Never mind that the Melha Shrine Circus made a promise to permanently end the archaic practice of including performing wild animals, (oxymoron, much?) especially elephants, in their Big Top acts. Never mind that an unknowing (to the training methods performing elephants must endure, with baby elephants being the most traumatized) but cash-generating, public fails to attend an elephant-less circus … Continue reading »

Lucy the Elephant Celebrates the Anniversary of Her 135th Year in 2016 But the Famous American Landmark Will Not Become a “Spokes-Elephant” to Help Bring Awareness to the Plight of Captive Performing & Circus Elephants
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Lucy the Elephant Celebrates the Anniversary of Her 135th Year in 2016 But the Famous American Landmark Will Not Become a “Spokes-Elephant” to Help Bring Awareness to the Plight of Captive Performing & Circus Elephants

When Lucy the elephant celebrates her 135th birthday (135, you say!) in 2016* she won’t be wearing her crown as the “spokes-elephant” for her more crestfallen, warm-blooded, captive elephant cousins. In fact, Lucy the elephant never accepted that crown despite an earlier offer of assistance from the animal activist group PETA. For with that crown, or … Continue reading »

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review  Part 3
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 3

More Lessons Learned From Last Chain on Billie – Learn what Sammy Haddock, a former Ringling Bros. elephant trainer, had to say about the abuse of their circus elephants (& he was once fully engaged in that abuse). This is particularly poignant & heartbreaking: “He saw elephants being beaten who had no idea why they … Continue reading »

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1

When elephant trainer Buckles Woodcock was first sent by John Cuneo Jr. (who later established the Hawthorn Corporation, the equivalent of an elephant’s worst nightmare) to judge the viability of a young elephant named Popsicle for the rigorous life of a circus elephant he sent word that she looked like an elephant he would be … Continue reading »