Help Save Elephants

Watch this delightful video of a baby elephant, does he not remind you of a child of two or so chasing birds falling over and running to his mother for comfort. Elephants are amazing creatures, highly intelligent animals who form close family bonds. It is a tragedy that their very existence is under threat.

Can you imagine a world without elephants? Doesn’t bear thinking about.

Below are actions you can take and information about this remarkable species killed for the sake of profit. The trade in ivory is so prolific that elephants are now being born without tusks as though evolution is trying to step in to save elephants from the human threat to their existence. A threat that will be realised within the next decade if we do not act now to stop the slaughter of these iconic animals.


Help shut down the biggest ivory markets in the world by signing the following petition:

Hong Kong: End ivory, not elephants!

“The biggest ivory bust in decades just happened in Hong Kong. 1000 elephants were murdered for one shipment(!), only to end up as little trinkets on people’s bookshelves! 

Hong Kong is like ivory island — home to a booming trade in their butchered body parts. As long as it’s legal, more and more beautiful elephants will be slaughtered. At this rate, they could literally be wiped out in our lifetime. “

Please sign and share:


Europe: End the Ivory Trade

“We’re about to wipe elephants from the face of the Earth. It’s so bad, some are now being born without tusks — an astonishing last throw of the evolutionary dice to survive human cruelty.

But for the first time ever China, the world’s biggest ivory importer, has announced it’s banning ivory. Now, if enough of us demand it, we can get Europe, the world’s biggest ivory exporter, to follow suit!”

Please sign and share

Elephants also need to be free in the wild not confined to a miserable existence in zoos.

Please take the following action to at least rescue the elephants from at least this one zoo.


Shut Down the Elephant Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and Release the Elephants to Sanctuary

The are 10,000 Zoos worldwide housing an estimated one million invertebrates. Please boycott zoos, zoos are not the place for wild animals.

Reasons to save elephants.

The most import reason we should save elephants from extinction is that elephants, like all animals, are thinking feeling sentient beings and like all animals, including humans, do not want to die. Elephants like all creatures wish to live their lives free of suffering at the hands of human beings.They are a part of nature, it is their world too and they have a right to be here.

Some facts and other information about these incredible animals.

Elephants are very intelligent. Did you know that they can identify different languages

“Researchers at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK have discovered that African elephants can distinguish differences in human gender, age, and ethnicity purely by the sound of someone’s voice.”

Elephants can use tools

“In 2010, a 7-year-old Asian elephant named Kandula impressed researchers by utilizing tools from his surroundings to reach fruit that had been strategically placed just beyond his reach.”

Elephants are empahtic

Elephants also mourn their dead and have incredible memories:

“Elephants can remember routes to watering holes over incredibly long stretches of time and space. This is necessary for elephants that live in the desert where water is scarce. “

Read the complete article
7 Behaviors That Prove Elephants Are Incredibly Smart

Below is footage of an elephant giving birth in the wild, free as nature intended.

Help save this remarkable animal before it is too late.

Please visit the following websites and take any of the suggested actions to help save elephants from extinction.

Save the Elephants

WWF Adopt an elephant

Elephants Voices

6 ways to help elephants

Related Links

In Pictures: 3 arrests as Hong Kong makes record ivory seizure totalling 7.2 tonnes

African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say

For a Total UK Ban on The Ivory Trade Vote Labour


“But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.”
Lawrence Anthony

Please consider the following when you vote June 8th:

While the conservatives have not included the total ban on the trade in Ivory in their manifesto Labour has made a commitment to do so along with other plans to protect animals from abuse:
“We will prohibit the third-party sale of puppies, introduce and enforce a total ban on ivory trading, and support the ban on wild animals in circuses.”

Labour manifesto:

“If I were a minister, I would ban the lot and stop any trade in or movement of ivory. The survival of the elephant is far more important than a museum, however great it and the curators of the modern age may be, however wise, experienced and brilliant they may be and however great their genius.”
John Mann MP

Indeed elephants are more important than the preservation of antique ivory. Ivory is the leading factor in their threatened extinction, stopping the demand for ivory in any form, any age is fundamental to the survival of elephants.

“Elephants have roamed the wild for 15 million years, but today this iconic species face the biggest threat to survival due to continued ivory poaching. As long as there is a demand for ivory, elephants continue to be killed for their tusks. Today it is estimated up to 25,000 elephants are killed annually.”


  • If we don’t act now elephants could face localized extinctions.
  • In some countries of Africa including Senegal, Somalia and Sudan, elephants have already been driven to extinction.
  • Communities across Africa are dependent on elephants for an income through tourism. Saving the elephants also means preventing poverty, sustaining livelihoods and promoting sustainable tourism.
  • Elephants are a keystone species. Other animals, plants and entire ecosystems rely on them for survival.
  • ‘As go the elephants, so do the trees.’ Elephants are known as ‘nature’s gardeners’, plants and trees rely on elephants to disperse their seeds far and wide through their dung.
  • Elephant’s large footprints act as water collectors for smaller animals.
  • By uprooting trees to feed, they control the tree population leaving grasses to thrive and sustain animals such as wildebeests and zebras.
  • Elephants share the same emotions and cognitive behavior as humans. They grieve for their lost loved ones, they feel fear, joy and empathy and are highly praised for their intelligence.

Read More about the threat to elephants and please take as many of the suggested actions as you can:

One action you can take on June 8th is to vote Labour, a total ban on the trade in ivory by the UK will help to protect elephants from poaching.

Elephants are on the brink of extinction and could well be gone from the wild in twelve years time.

China has put in place a ban on ivory however the “Chinese ban on trade specifically excludes items described as “genuine antiques”. This exemption raises concerns that elephants will continue to be poached to supply an increased trade in “ghost ivory” (illegal ivory sold as antique legal ivory) as the legitimate market closes.”

“You see old ivory on the same shelf as new ivory. I realized then there’s a major market in the Far East that looks at ivory as a commodity as well as an art form, and that the old ivory market is fuelling modern ivory demand.”
British auctioneer James Lewis

And this is the reason why we need a total ban on ivory, be it new or antique, existing ivory carvings perpetuates the demand in ivory. Furthermore it is not an easy matter to differentiate which is old ivory and which is new. In my opinion with the exception of antique ivory presently existing in museums, all existing ivory should be destroyed.

The UK needs a total ban which means also the ban on trade in antique ivory.

This will not happen under a conservative government. If you care about elephants vote Labour in the general election. Labour will put elephants before profits.

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Why would Theresa May ditch a pledge to ban ivory trading?

“The Tories’ manifesto has dropped a promise to outlaw the trade. Protecting wildlife should be a priority, not an option”

“Strange news: Theresa May has decided to drop a Tory pledge to push for a total ban on ivory trading (only the sale of ivory items produced after 1947 is prohibited). Why would she do that? Doesn’t she need votes? I thought nearly everyone loved elephants – who votes for helping to wipe them out? Apparently, wealthy antiques dealers. Lady (Victoria) Borwick, the Tory candidate for Kensington and the president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, is an acquaintance of the PM; perhaps she was whom May had in mind.”

Continue Reading:

“Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade

“Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017.

But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Tory 2017 manifesto.”

Continue reading:


Please Take Action to Help Captive Elephants

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:



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:

What YOU can do

Related Links
Elephants In Zoos Don’t Do Well

“For every elephant born in a U.S. zoo, on average two others die”:

Read More:

Innocent Prisoners

“…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

Read More:

Take Action to Help Circus Elephants

“Animals aren’t actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human “entertainment.” Many of these animals even pay with their lives.”


Warning the following video is hard to watch, it turns my stomach and I can’t watch it all. Elephants must be gentle creatures as they seem rarely to defend themselves or attack when being subjected to such treatment. Or maybe it is because they know that doing so will bring about even harsher abuse.

The video below shows the head trainer of Carson & Barnes’  viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods as they scream in pain.

“This video shows behind-the-scenes elephant training, bears pacing and bouncing abnormally in cages, and tigers inside cramped, barren prisons in Carson & Barnes Circus.”

The manager of Garden Bros regularly beats the animals, he withholds food from them and denies them veterinary treatment.

Take Action

Please send a message to ask venues still planning to host this cruel circus to consider these facts carefully and at least require that scheduled performances go forward without animals.

Tell Venues That Garden Bros. Circus Needs to Drop Its Cruel Animal Acts!

“Garden Bros. Circus, along with its elephant act provided by Carson & Barnes Circus, is on tour in the South, and we need your help to let the venues planning to host it know about its decades-long history of abusing animals.

Carson & Barnes’ head trainer was caught on video viciously attacking elephants with a bullhook and shocking them with electric prods as they screamed in pain.”

Please read more and send the message. There is a template letter which you can edit to include your own words but if this is not possible for some reason please just send it as it is, but please send the message and share .   – there is more action further down that you can take to help animals in circuses.

I cannot understand why there appears to be no laws to stop such abuse happening when clearly there is proof that these animals and others are mistreated. Here in the UK the RSPCA would I am sure take action and prosecute the circus and have the animals removed. It sickens me that such evil people get away with such vile abuse and so little can be done to stop it.

Recently Romania has banned wild animals in circuses and joins 19 other EU member states which have fully or partially banned the use of wild animals in shows.

Year of Liberation Continues as Romanian Capital Bans Wild-Animal Acts

You can take further action to help circus animals by clicking the button at the bottom of the webpage above or by clicking the following link:

Urge UniverSoul Circus to End All Cruel Animal Acts

It is time the USA and indeed other countries, including the UK, BANNED performing animals in circuses.

Related Links

These 17 Countries That Have Banned Wild-Animal Circuses Are Making the UK Look Really Bad

Tory MP delays bill to ban use of wild animals in circus shows

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The Story of an African Elephant

“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?”
David Attenborough


Scroll down for petitions and other actions to help elephants.

Shocking fact: African elephants could be extinct in our lifetime!

As a result of the actions of a minority of human beings in the name of superstition and greed elephants face imminent extinction unless we act now!

Poachers slaughtering  these highly intelligent animals as a response to the demand for ivory is the greatest threat to these iconic animals. Both the legal and illegal trade in ivory is devastating many elephant populations.

Click the link below to follow the story of one little elephant and learn how you can help save her species.

The herd into which this little elephant was born amounted to thirty animals, now only 12 remain. She is only 7 years old yet during her short life elephant populations have plummeted by 30 per cent!

According to the Great Elephant census poaching is wiping out these animals to the point of extinction. From a population of 1.3 million in the 1970 elephants have dwindled to just  350,000 animals

Learn more about poaching and ways to help save these highly endangered animals by following the story from the African Wildlife Foundation of this baby elephant and also taking some or all of the suggested actions further down:

We can at times feel so helpless, signing petitions seems so little, so distant from the problem. How can this help we may ask ourselves? The fact is every signature counts. The more people who sign the more hope there is that things will change You may be but one voice, one signature but that joins thousands even millions of others, like drops of water every single signature adds up.

Robert F Kennedy said:“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”

Every action helps to improve the situation and bring about change. Every signature counts towards “making things better” so please sign as many petitions as you can.

Pleased do not be put off if asked to comment or personalise a message. All well and good if you can but not everyone is up to the task, it not,  just add you name that is the most important action you can take.

Take Action

(Apologies for the last minute notice on some of these petitions however this post was written a while ago and the publication has been delayed) Please sign as many of the suggested actions as you can

Bloody Ivory Campaign Petition

“Elephants are still being killed in their thousands for Bloody Ivory. Illegal ivory is still being smuggled out of Africa.
We must stop this happening and support improved protection for elephants.”

Please Sign below now!

Petition: Shut down the domestic ivory market in the UK.  This petition can only be signed by residents in the UK. – There are more petitions and actions everyone can take further down.    Important: Please note this petition has reached over 100,000 signatures this means parliament has to consider the petition for debate.  Parliament has set a date for the debate on 6 February 2017. But please keep signing and sharing, the more people who sign the more pressure there will be on the government to stand by their manifesto pledge for the past two elections to shut down the UK’s domestic ivory market . 

You’ll be able to watch online at

Send a message

Also please take the following Take action from IFAW and send a message to your MP ( I am not sure but I think that this message can only be sent by residents in the UK)

Ask your MP to help ban the UK ivory trade:
There is a template letter please edit if you can, but if for some reason this is not possible send it as it is. This needs to be sent straight the way as the debate takes this coming Monday Feb 6th.

African Elephants are not the only elephants under threat, Asian elephants also face a fight for survival as a result of human impact on their forest homes, poaching and disease.

Save the Asian Elephants

Read more about the plight of Asian Elephants and take the recommended actions

Save the Asian Elephant:    –  Please at least sign the petition:
Petition to end the cruel treatment of elephants in India – by Save The Asian Elephants

More action you can take from Save the Elephants:
  – Scroll down this page to access ideas of how to help, please take as many of the suggested actions as you can.

Save the Elephants: STOP BLOODY IVORY  This is a quick sign petition

Action from WWF: Adopt an elephant

“The magnificent Asian elephant is threatened by extinction in the wild, its habitat is shrinking fast.

Asian elephants used to roam across most of Asia, but now they’re restricted to just 15% of their original range. Asian elephant numbers have dropped by at least 50% over the last three generations, and they’re still in decline today.”

Read more about adopting an elephant

More Information

Why are Elephants Important?

“Elephants are among the most intelligent of the creatures with whom we share the planet, with complex consciousnesses that are capable of strong emotions. Across Africa they have inspired respect from the people that share the landscape with them, giving them a strong cultural significance. As icons of the continent elephants are tourism magnets, attracting funding that helps protect wilderness areas. They are also keystone species, playing an important role in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems in which they live.”

Action for Elephants UK

Photo Credit:

By Rob Hooft – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


The Tale of Donald Trump Jr.

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.



In the bullfighting, after a matador tortured and murdered a bull, he will mutilate the ears and tail of the animal as a trophies or spoils of war against innocent and unarmed creatures. Donald Trump Jr. has also awarded himself his tail when hunting elephants, one of the most endangered species.

When asked, Donald Trump said: “I’m proud of my sons.”
Elephants on the path to extinction [―with the support of Trump family―]

Good News Stories

I would like to start this New Year off with a selection of positive stories.

We need to occasionally focus on good things, though sadly often the good seems to arise from the bad. There is so much negativity in the news, it can be and is overwhelming. But there is good in this world, there is love, caring, compassion, kindness, loyalty and friendship and much of that is given and experienced by animals. Animals are amazing creatures and these videos demonstrate that they like us are sentient beings with feelings and emotions.

Below is a selection of good news stories from Care2 concerning animals. A pleasant and refreshing change from all the horror and misery. I hope you enjoy them.

Now living wild, orphan elephant Wendi gives birth to her first baby

More information:
Elephant Mom Brings Tiny Newborn to Meet Her Rescuers

“This week the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) shared a precious encounter with one of its ex-orphans, who brought her brand new baby to meet her former keepers.

Wendi, the new mom, was once a tiny little orphan in DSWT’s care. She is an Imenti Forest Elephant from Meru who was a newborn, barely days old herself, when she was found on a September morning back in 2002 lying on the ground all alone as a victim of poaching.”
Read more:

Rescued Pigeons Fall in Love and Make Out

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Hit by a Car and Left for Dead, These Two Pigeons Have Found Love at a Sanctuary

“Life really couldn’t have looked any worse for Woodstock pigeon after he was hit by a car and dumped in the trash where he was left to die.

With his crop torn open and a broken wing to boot, he likely wouldn’t have lasted the night, but thankfully someone noticed his little face peering back at them from the dark and dingy garbage bin when they opened the lid.

Seeing he was clearly suffering and in need of help they rushed him to the vet where he underwent a dangerous operation to save his life.

He made it, but he wasn’t ever going to be able to fly again and now he needed a home where he could live out the rest of his life in peace and that’s how he ended up here with us in Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary.”

Read more:

Mr. G and Jellybean

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Grieving Goat Transforms After Sweet Reunion With His Best Friend

“This week Animal Place shared the story of one heartbroken little goat named Mr. G who had seemingly given up on life when his rescuers realized the problem was that he was overcome with grief over the loss of his best friend, a burro named Jellybean.

The two had lived together for years but were split up and taken in by two different sanctuaries after being confiscated from a neglectful situation. Mr. G was taken in by Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch in Grass Valley, Calif.

According to Animal Place, Mr. G was inconsolable, refusing to eat and spending his days lying in the corner of his stall with his head down. No treats were enough to entice him to eat or move. After health problems were ruled out, it became obvious to his rescuers that he was mourning the loss of his best friend. They decided a reunion was in order and a volunteer took a 14 hour roundtrip to get Jellybean. They describe the reunion:

When Jellybean entered Mr. G‘s stall, he could not believe his eyes. In fact, he did a double-take! It was only when he smelled Jellybean‘s unique scent that Mr. G realized the truth – his dearest friend had returned!”

Read more:


Yongki: Another Defenseless and Innocent Victim of Human Greed.

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel



Instead of rising majestically to his full height of 10 feet, the massive animal remained on the ground. Yongki, an endangered Sumatran elephant, was slaughtered for his precious ivory tusks.


“There are just 2,400 to 2,800 Sumatran elephants in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. These animals are critically endangered, having lost half of their population in one generation. They are threatened by poaching and deforestation in their native Asian habitat. “


Twitter hashtag #RIPYongki.

Please Sign the following Petition

Justice for Beloved Elephant Murdered for His Tusks


Urgent Action to Help Elephants


Please read the following information from World Wildlife Fund WWF and sign an urgent petition to the Obama Administration. Please don’t hesitate this is a simple petition requiring only a few details. Please share the petition widely. If we do not stop the killing of elephants for their Ivory they may well be extinct in just twenty years time!  

From WWF

“We only have a few days left to gather support before we meet with the Obama Administration in person to hand over the names we collected. We’re trying to get 1million supporters to stand with us and are so close to hitting that goal.

Sign your name now and help us continue to be the voice for elephants!;jsessionid=A6556A5EE2B9306B0B974860FA93E226.app204b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=777&autologin=true&link=topnav&utm_campaign=wildlife-crime&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=150909-aecd

The United States government just released its long-awaited proposed regulations to stop the commercial ivory trade within the US.

The release of these regulations sends a clear message that the US will not tolerate the senseless slaughter of elephants and other wildlife—or the global crime syndicates that wildlife trafficking supports.

Take action to ensure the regulations fully protect elephants.

Global wildlife crime, estimated at $10 billion annually, is increasingly controlled by the same criminal networks that smuggle arms, drugs and humans.

And it’s having grave consequences. Elephant populations are plummeting due to poaching—in fact, Tanzania recently announced a 60% decrease in its elephant population in the past five years.

We must act now to save elephants.

Sign the petition today and tell the US Fish & Wildlife Service that it is the right decision to save wild elephants.”

Please sign if you have not already done so:;jsessionid=A6556A5EE2B9306B0B974860FA93E226.app204b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=777&autologin=true&link=topnav&utm_campaign=wildlife-crime&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=150909-aecd

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The Good That Men Do

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare

It can so often seem that the world is a very uncaring place and animal, and indeed human, abuse is rife, it is as though we are drowning in a sea of cruelty and suffering mostly inflicted by our species. It is frankly depressing and at times you can feel as though there is little good in the world. Yet in the midst of all the awfulness, all the exploitation, all the greed and suffering brought about by humans there are people who care deeply about the other animals with whom we share this world and other people.

Yesterday my son saw a woman pick up a bee very gently with her handkerchief from a busy footpath and place her on a leaf in a nearby bush. This act of kindness to a creature that few would barely notice was just so heartwarming and gives hope that in this world there are caring people who take the time to help these tiny beings few rarely notice.

This is second in a series of Blog entries entitled, The Good that Men Do. Here is the first.

From time to time we need to remind ourselves that there are good people out there who care for animals both human and non human.

The following selection of videos and articles show us that there are good people in the world.

The first video concerns the rescue of a baby elephant who has fallen down a well. Don’t miss the tear jerking conclusion as the rescued baby is reunited with his mother

Read about the tireless efforts of the last year by Lasa Santuary to get this neglected pig back on this feet.

After Incredible Rescue, Tab the Pig Steps Outside for the First Time in Years


“Deaf, blind and so overweight that he couldn’t walk, Tab the pig was dumped at a dog pound. Luckily, Lasa Sanctuary heard his story and came to the rescue.”

“Tab’s progress has been so amazing. For the first few months we focused on building trust and changing his diet. After he became more socialized we worked on dremmeling his hooves and further weight loss. After that, he made leaps and bounds in his mobility as the pounds fell off. Our vet estimated him at 350+ lbs at arrival, he’s now closer to 150. His belly no longer rubs on the floor, he can hear some now that the fat deposits aren’t compacting his ear canals, and his vision has improved as well.”

“Stories like this offer us hope that despite all of the wrong in the world, some people are willing to go above and beyond to show love and compassion to those in need.

Animal sanctuaries offer a place for those who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, and have nowhere else to go.”

Read the full story:

Lasa Sanctuary which rescued Tab the pig

“The animals of Lasa are ambassadors for all life.  They embody our ideals of hope, love, diversity, and compassionate healing.  Each individual comes from a past of uncertainty and fear, abuse and/or neglect.  By coming to Lasa, their lives were saved.  By having them here, our lives are enriched.”

I hope you enjoy this heartwarming story and video about a dog fitted with a 3D Printed Prosthesis to help him run.

Video: 3D Printed Prosthesis Help Derby the Dog Run for the First Time


“Derby, an adorable husky mix was born with underdeveloped forearms (or forepaws as I like to call them) and a hyper developed sense of adventure. Undeterred by his condition, Derby’s foster parents experimented with a few mobility mechanisms and elbow pads for him before turning to 3D Printed prosthesis. Derby’s custom paws just allowed him to run for the first time, an activity he and his adopted parents have every day since.”

Read More, includes a video:

One Man Stops, Dozens of Others Walk Past Shivering Dog


“The new year had started on a very sad note — there was another very sad phone call concerning a tiny dog apparently dumped in a big city park.  “She really looks sad, lonely, and frightened.  Have you got time to come out here?”  How could I refuse? “I’ll be right there.”

And when I got there, she immediately broke my heart.  She was forlornly sitting there at a snow-covered baseball diamond, trembling uncontrollably, and so very sadly watching numerous people who were very happily walking their happy canines all about.”

Read More:

Goat Cheese Farmers Give it All Up to Make Vegan Cheese Instead


“After 20 years as award winning goat cheese farmers, Carol and Julian Pearce have decided to give it all up and make vegan cheese instead.

Still in the transition phase from farm to sanctuary, these two compassionate farmers decided that there was simply no way they could continue to justify bringing more life into the world while there were so many being mistreated and murdered, and in desperate need of a new home.

The No Kill Goat Cheese Farm

Having always identified themselves as being animal lovers and compassionate carers, their goat cheese business was a ‘no kill’ farm, where the animals were not slaughtered after their production days were over, but instead would live out the rest of their natural life on the farm.

Read more:

This video shows simple acts of kindness by people to animals and other people.

What Do Hidden Cameras Reveal About Humanity? Something Amazing

“We are healing. As we continue along our daily lives, if we can stop for 1 minute, look at the sky, look into the eyes of your fellow man, and realize that we are one family, we can break this torment that humanity has endured for so long. We are finally healing, because we are finally connected to each other. Technology is merely a crutch until we can again one day walk on our own. Soon. We are changing. Please, let it continue…”


“You MUST watch this confirmation of our HUMANITY.

Security cameras around the world reveal the news you never hear: people RUNNING TO RISK THEIR LIVES when they see someone in DANGER. From all corners of the world.

We all look different, but OUR HEARTS BEAT with a collective humanity, and DESIRE TO BE BETTER.

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 Our Daughter’s Act of Kindness: Dad films little girl giving treats to needy

“This week, a little girl shows the world how to act! She decided on her own that she wanted to make treats for those who needed them, and hand them out! Here’s the TOUCHING video taken on Joe Craig’s smartphone this week, following his daughter as she found people to give treats to. Watch her as she looks for those who could use a bit of love.

“Our daughter decided to make some treats one day and hand them out. This is what happened,” says Joe, as an intro to the video.

You can see that the video is shaky. Joe held his phone vertically instead of horizontally. But the only thing that matters is seeing a little girl with love and empathy and kindness, teaching the world how to act: to see people with our HEARTS.

You can also see the joy on people’s faces as she approaches them, realizing she is giving them a little treat.

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice