The plight of elephants and indeed other wild animals confined and exploited in zoos is so sad and unnecessary. Worldwide there are approximately 15,000 to 20,000 elephants held captive, mostly for entertainment in zoos and circuses. These animals live miserable lives, often alone like Mali the elephant who holds her tail for comfort, like Mali many are abused and neglected without proper medical care and attention. Without exception all wish to be free as nature intended.
Below there are a number of actions you can take to help captive elephants, please take as many of these actions as you can.
Firstly please sign and share the following petitions to help at least two elephants confined in zoos who lead lonely miserable lives:
“HELP TRANSFER SUFFERING & LONELY MALI TO BLES SANCTUARY. PLEASE HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN BY SIGNING & SHARING (OR RE-SHARING)THIS PETITION”
SHE IS SO LONELY, SHE HOLDS HER TAIL FOR COMFORT. PLEASE HELP MALI THE LONELIEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD.
Lonely Mali was stolen from her close-knit loving family in Sri Lanka while she was still nursing. For almost 40 YEARS Mali has been confined to a barren concrete enclosure and denied the company of other elephants, which is essential to her emotional and mental well being.
Please read more and sign and share:
Read More About Mali:
Mali the Lonely Elephant Holds Her Own Tail for Comfort
The Bronx Zoo, Release Happy the Elephant to a Sanctuary!
Unfortunately her name belies her situation, happy is most certainly not happy:
Happy, an Asian elephant, is one of the loneliest elephants in the U.S. She is 45 years old, and has been without a companion of her own species for 10 years.
“Please sign this petition to urge the Bronx Zoo to release Happy to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary.”
Please read more ,sign and share the petition
More Petitions and other actions
Melha Shrine Circus: Go Animal-Free Again!
The Melha Shrine Circus made a very smart, progressive, and humane decision in 2016 to remove animals from their circus, but unfortunately they have decided to bring elephants and tigers back this year.
Please read more, sign and share the petition:
Elephants have been held in captivity for more than 4,000 years beginning in the Indus Valley. Since that time elephants have been take from their natural environment and trained, used as labour and exploited as entertainment in zoos and circuses.
“Around the world there exist between 15,000-20,000 captive elephants and the circumstances for most of them are abysmal.”
You can read more about the history of their captivity and their use and abuse by clicking the link below:
Traditions, use & abuse
Take More Action
Please take the following actions:
You might also like to sign the elephant charter, open to signatures of Friends of Elephants, which is members of the public who care about elephants, Elephant biologists who are scientists whose profession involves or has involved the study of elephants and “Elephant Professionals who are individuals whose profession involves or has involved the care, medical treatment, protection, conservation, legal defense of elephants, advocacy for elephants or education about elephants.”
Please everyone sign the Elephant charter:
Please take as much of the recommended action included in the same website:
Elephants In Zoos Don’t Do Well
“For every elephant born in a U.S. zoo, on average two others die”:
“…there were over 40 elephants currently housed alone in zoos, circuses and private facilities across Europe.”
If you have not the time to read the article please watch the video. Just so sad and depressing to see this poor elephant entirely alone without the companionship of her own kind