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 »

Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse :  Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”
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Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse : Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”

Location of abused elephants: Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India Indian Elephants Abused by: “Whippings… and beatings### with 5 foot bamboo canes” leaving the pachyderms ‘screaming in agony’. Starvation & Confinement: Skeletal* baby elephants either chained or placed in cages to detain them. Elephants being forced to give rides** to humans. Mahouts allowing as … Continue reading »

Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand
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Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand

The sign placed inside the arena states “…Welcome to the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show”…    The overzealous crowds have gathered on this day to watch an unnatural and cruel phenomenon, that of elephants being forced to perform elephant tricks in an outmoded, and should be outlawed, elephant show. Into the arena pedals Dumbo struggling to … Continue reading »

Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India
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Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India

This bull elephant, Karnan, who had once worked as a temple elephant in Thrissur, Kerala, Indiais safe now thanks to the elephant charity Voice For Asian Elephants Society (VFAES). But the suffering he has endured at the hands of humans (mahouts) that domination, will, for Karnan or any Asian elephant, never be forgotten. To watch … Continue reading »

Petition Calls For the End of “Underwater Elephant Shows”  at a Zoo in Thailand and Rightly So, as Pressure to  Release These Performing Elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Builds
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Petition Calls For the End of “Underwater Elephant Shows” at a Zoo in Thailand and Rightly So, as Pressure to Release These Performing Elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Builds

Coerced by a human trainer perched upon their backs (& adamantly “tugging on their ears“) female Asian elephants at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri, Thailand are forced to perform in swimming tanks. With the crowds cheering them on the elephants dive, completely submerging themselves underwater. Upon surfacing the elephants bob their heads … Continue reading »

Stand By Your Elephant:  Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death
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Stand By Your Elephant: Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death

Unlike another Laxmi the elephant who was rescued by Wildlife SOS India in 2013, whose story had a happy ending, this Laxmi the elephant, also a “begging elephant” held captive at the hands of cruel owners, (an “illegally held” elephant at that) has died. This petition, to bring attention to rampant elephant abuse & to … 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 »