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 »

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 »

Sign The Elephant Charter : Because Our Collective Voices Count
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Sign The Elephant Charter : Because Our Collective Voices Count

Elephant Spoken Here became the 2657th supporter, as an Elephant Friend, to sign The Elephant Charter today. (There are also “signatories” for Elephant Biologists and Elephant Professionals which track their own number of supporters separately.) As a reader of our elephant blog we would like to encourage you to show your support and love for elephants … Continue reading »

Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts
We're Over the Big Top or When Will a Performing / Circus Elephant Become a Thing of the Past

Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen 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 »

Our Beloved Hanako “The Loneliest Elephant in the World” Has Died in Her “Concrete Prison” at the Age of 69 : As Cause of Death Revealed “Fans” Gather at the Tokyo Zoo to Remember the Pachyderm One Last Time
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Our Beloved Hanako “The Loneliest Elephant in the World” Has Died in Her “Concrete Prison” at the Age of 69 : As Cause of Death Revealed “Fans” Gather at the Tokyo Zoo to Remember the Pachyderm One Last Time

As all elephant lovers were saddened by the death of Hanako, who was transported to the only home she would know, the Inokashira Park Zoo, as a baby elephant (aged 2), they are also feeling relieved  that this elderly pachyderm (“the oldest living elephant in Japan“) no longer has to endure such a solitary and constrained … Continue reading »

Hanako the Asian Elephant Will Not Be Crossing the Ocean in Her Escape From a Tokyo Zoo Despite Activists’ & a Blogger’s Most Urgent Cries : Renowned Elephant Expert Carol Buckley Deemed Her Too Old & Frail
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Hanako the Asian Elephant Will Not Be Crossing the Ocean in Her Escape From a Tokyo Zoo Despite Activists’ & a Blogger’s Most Urgent Cries : Renowned Elephant Expert Carol Buckley Deemed Her Too Old & Frail

  It’s the only life she has ever known and it looks to be the only life she will ever have. The consolation is that Hanako, “the oldest Asian elephant in Japan” who has recently become the center of attention in a world-wide plea for her release from the Inokashira Park Zoo near Tokyo, will … Continue reading »