“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 »

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 »

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
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 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 »