Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they’re also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.
The continued existence of elephants seems contstantly under threat, if it’s not poaching and the ivory trade, and the destruction of their environment it is the live exportation of these amazing creatures who are torn away from their families in the cause of greed. If nothing can be done to stop the exploitation of these animals by the year 2020 they will be extinct.
Urge Zimbabwe to Ban Live Export of the Country’s Elephants
“Zimbabwe is now allowing calves to be ripped from their mothers and sold off to anyone willing pay in unprecedented numbers. More disturbingly, the Zimbabwean government has indicated that many more elephants and other animals might be similarly captured from the wild, to be crated up and shipped off to international buyers.”
Please sign this urgent petition for elephants! Urge Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to ban live export of the country’s elephants and step-up efforts to combat criminal poaching.”
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Elephants deserve better, all animals do. Captivity is no life for any sentient being. Recall the previous entry the terrible life that circus elephant Nosey suffers or the elephants who are the focus of the following petition, used and abused for entertainment:
STOP Elephant Abuse!!!
“Since when did riding an Elephant become acceptable? Indiana State Fair should NOT allow such activities to be preformed. PLEASE sign this petition to stop the abuse!!!!
Because of the unnatural environments in which they live, captive elephants often suffer from debilitating foot conditions, arthritis and other ailments.”
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Animals like us want their freedom to live as nature intended. As highly Intelligent animals, elephants are socially complex, they form close family bonds as we do and like us they grieve at the loss of a son or daughter.
Read more about the intricate social lives of these fascinating animals:
Read an article and view a moving video of the reunion of an elephant and her calf
The journey of MeBai and her Mother
MeBai she had a chance to stay with her mother only 3 and a half years before being sold to a tourism industry, she used to take a training program to entertain the tourist as the elephant riding service. And because she was too young, she began to lose weight and could not able to carry the tourist any longer. Fortunately, Lek has helped MeBai and brought her to Elephant Nature Park to retire her from working in the trekking business and included her into Pamper a Pachyderm program. Me-Bai was nervous and wary of people when she first arrived at the sanctuary, but she quickly learned that her new caretakers had no intention of abusing her in any way. Lek has found this young elephant’s Mother, her name is Mae Yui, she has been sent to another trekking camp nearby our sanctuary. So, Lek decided to invite Mae Yui owner to learn about “Pamper a Pachyderm program”. From this amazing destiny, they agreed to retire her from Trekking Business. Now, Mae Yui’s owners and Elephant Nature Park are working together to rehabilitate Mae Yui and Me-Bai so that they can return to the wild and live free.
Baby elephant torn from its mother has passionate reunion
lf you have time watch this delightful video of the friendship between an elephant and a sheep
Wild and Woolly, An Elephant and his Sheep (Full documentary)
This is an extraordinary tale of an amazing friendship between a baby elephant, a sheep and a handful of people at Shamwari Rehabilitation Centre. Themba, the baby elephant, lost his mother after she fell down a cliff. The team at the Shamwari Rehabilitation Centre rescued him and for two years they dedicated their lives to getting this very special orphan back to the wild.
Themba befriended a very patient sheep named Albert, and together they formed a bond as strong as any human friendship. Albert never left Themba’s side and would follow Themba and his carers on long walks; share in Themba’s favourite snack of acacia pods; and when Themba took a dust bath, so did Albert. If any of the other animals at the Rehabilitation Centre tried to join in their fun and games, super protective Albert would make it quite clear that they were most unwelcome. The unlikely pair made friends with a baby giraffe, and enemies with a baby hippo. There was never a dull moment when Themba and Albert were around!
There is no doubt about it elephants are sentient beings capable of intense emotions just like us. To tear these elephants from their social group and keep them in captivity is immoral – evil would not be too strong a word.
Most people agree that elephants need protecting from unscrupulous greedy people who have no care for their welfare or the continuance of their species. Self centred, profiteering, money is all they care about yet these people get away with it time and time again. It has to stop before it is too late.
Please sign both petitions above and send the following message concerning Nosey if you have not already done so:
African Elephants May Be Extinct By 2020 Because People Keep Eating With Ivory Chopsticks: