Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years
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Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years

It took an army of rescuers some 70 strong, including “officers from the police and local forestry department”. There were 20 agents from Wildlife SOS (the charity who had legally secured Suraj’s release) as well. The word was out that a backlash from the locals and the mahouts would cause the elephant more suffering (the … Continue reading »

Mee Chok : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Blessed
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Mee Chok : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Blessed

Name: Mee Chok Name in Thai: Blessed Former Name/Name in Thai:  Pheung Yai/Bumble Bee Gender: Male Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary Location: near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand   Blessed : For more Photos of Mee Chok see them at: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Mee Chok   All his little life, after Mee … Continue reading »

Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT  ‘One For The Bucket List’
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Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT ‘One For The Bucket List’

They call it phajaan or elephant crushing. It must be done, the humans say. The goal is to break the spirit of the elephant. After all there can only be one boss and it certainly isn’t the elephant. Their wishes or natural inclinations are insignificant. So they take our elephants and put them in a … Continue reading »

Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering
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Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering

Attacked and left for dead, after poachers found his tusks virtually non-existent, little Simotua was sighted by rescuers from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust hanging to life from injuries to both his head and encircling his right front leg. (He was also found to be malnourished and dehydrated from his inability to walk any great … Continue reading »

Supreme Court in India to Decide on How to Protect Captive Elephants of Kerala
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Supreme Court in India to Decide on How to Protect Captive Elephants of Kerala

In an unprecedented move the Supreme Court in India has called for the “registration of all of the captive elephants in Kerala” and an immediate count of said animals. This action is being taken to “hold people accountable” for any and “all acts of cruelty” these elephants have endured for far too long.     … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 3
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“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 3

The Secret Camps   At a secluded “training camp” in Karnataka each elephant is forced into a “wooden pen” called a “crushing cage” or “kraal.” Once confined, unable to “move or even lie down” the elephants are kept “isolated, confined, starved, and dehydrated.”  They are jarred awake each morning by noise. The evening is more … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 2
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“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 2

The Elephants The following are just a few of the 57 Elephants at the Guruvayur Temple in Kerala, southern India that need our help:   Nandan     is age 43, a male “tusker” who for 20 years has been shackled in a way as to restrict his ability to lie down or even reach water in a … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 1
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“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 1

The Temple Journalist Liz Jones reporting for the Daily Mail on Sunday along with London barrister, Duncan McNair, who founded Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) have made a desperate appeal to rescue elephants. “We have to release the 57 elephants in that temple, and close down the secretive ‘training’ camps: there are 12 in all”. … Continue reading »