#IvoryFreeCanada :   An Essential  Elevent  in the Countdown to World Elephant Day :  Canada, You Can Do This
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#IvoryFreeCanada : An Essential Elevent in the Countdown to World Elephant Day : Canada, You Can Do This

With less than two days to go until World Elephant Day on 12 August 2019 Elephant Spoken Here anticipates a number of “Elevents” taking place worldwide. But Canada, as far as our elephants are concerned, continues to lag behind. Canada has yet to join the world in banning the “domestic trade of elephant ivory” and … Continue reading »

His Little Elephant “Body Finally Gave Out”:  Performing Baby Elephant Dumbo, from the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show in Thailand, Has Died
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His Little Elephant “Body Finally Gave Out”: Performing Baby Elephant Dumbo, from the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show in Thailand, Has Died

What We Learned: Baby Elephant’s Name: multiple names: nicknamed Dumbo by animal activist charity Moving Animals; known as Jumbo at the Phuket Zoo; had also been called Dodo & Ping Pong. Gender: Male Date of Birth: 8 December 2015                    Birthplace: “originally from Hua Hin” Thailand Date of Baby Elephant’s Death: Saturday 20 April 2019 … Continue reading »

GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed
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GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed

The Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is currently awaiting word from CITES CoP18 as to when they (CITES) will reschedule their series of conferences which was “originally scheduled to take place from 23 May to 3 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka“. As the GMFER had planned to immediately precede CITES CoP18 the annual … Continue reading »

Rally Set For Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Los Angeles Zoo to Free Billy the Elephant & as a GMFER USA Event
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Rally Set For Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Los Angeles Zoo to Free Billy the Elephant & as a GMFER USA Event

Once again Elephant Guardians of LA have organized a grand event to coincide not only with #GMFER2019 but as a Rally to Free Billy the Elephant to a proper elephant sanctuary. What: Free Billy the Elephant Rally & Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) Event When: Saturday 18 May 2019 from 10AM to NOON … 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 »

GMFER 2019 :  One LONDON Group is Charging Ahead  With Their Global March For Elephants & Rhinos on 13 April 2019, While Most GMFER Cities Worldwide are Honing in on a Late May Date
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GMFER 2019 : One LONDON Group is Charging Ahead With Their Global March For Elephants & Rhinos on 13 April 2019, While Most GMFER Cities Worldwide are Honing in on a Late May Date

Just days away, one GMFER march in LONDON, will still take place on the date initially proposed for the GMFER 2019 worldwide event.  According to their facebook page Action For Elephants UK are still calling for all elephant lovers to attend the Global March For Elephants & Rhinos, their Saturday 13 April 2019 event.   … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2
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Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2

Dr. Poole, in her letter of support, reflects on the angst experienced by captive elephants and how Billy’s “stereotypic head bobbing … not a behavior observed in the wild … is a coping mechanism for the loneliness, boredom and frustration that characterizes his life in the zoo. His behavior is symptomatic of the enormous frustration … Continue reading »

GMFER : Global March For Elephants & Rhinos 2018 is Postponed Until Spring 2019
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GMFER : Global March For Elephants & Rhinos 2018 is Postponed Until Spring 2019

  There will not be a Global March For Elephants & Rhinos in autumn of 2018, the time of year it is traditionally held. According to their Facebook page GMFER will be postponed “to immediately precede CITES CoP18”. “Why? We need strategic ACTION!” approximate date Saturday 13 April 2019 #GMFER2018 #Justice4Earth #Justice4All     Please … Continue reading »

Don’t Forget World Elephant Day on 12 August 2018 :  ‘Elevents’ are Taking Place Around the World & Two Gatherings Give Prominence to Lucy the Elephant in Canada Who Desperately Needs Our Help
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Don’t Forget World Elephant Day on 12 August 2018 : ‘Elevents’ are Taking Place Around the World & Two Gatherings Give Prominence to Lucy the Elephant in Canada Who Desperately Needs Our Help

For this seventh annual World Elephant Day there is still time to join in on the ‘Elevents’ taking place in cities and towns and villages around the world to help save our African & Asian Elephants. And two special events are being hosted for Lucy the zoo elephant who has not been forgotten by elephant … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign
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Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign

It doesn’t take much for an African baby elephant to look cute, especially when they are starring in a wildlife PSA video. Add in a level of naughty playfulness by that same orphaned baby elephant and you have got an image on film that could never have been scripted (to help bring in donations), especially … Continue reading »