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
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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

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2
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The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2

Mohan is now experiencing a freedom unlike he has ever known before. He surrounded by the love and kindness from the humans who rescued him, “Mohan’s FREEDOM Team,” at the Elephant Care & Conservation Center . And he knows that, in time, when he has started to heal (he is physically quite fragile & of … Continue reading

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 1
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The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 1

A PROPER GREETING The welcoming committee could not have been more enthusiastic, or intuitive, when “one of the girls” had taken it upon her elephant self to wave a banner, one of the many that had been placed along a fence, upon which the word ‘freedom’ was so prominently displayed. And while it is unknown exactly … Continue reading

National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2016
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National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2016

What Would We Do Without Elephants?     As we honor our pachyderms on this day, National Elephant Appreciation Day, we must remain steadfast in our efforts to save elephants from extinction.       We must remain steadfast in our efforts to put an end to the abuse inflicted on our elephants held in … Continue reading

California Awaits Governor’s Approval on SB 1062 the “Elephant Protection Bill” Which Can Only Put Pressure on “Rent an Elephant” Businesses & Surely This Action Will Shut Them All Down
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California Awaits Governor’s Approval on SB 1062 the “Elephant Protection Bill” Which Can Only Put Pressure on “Rent an Elephant” Businesses & Surely This Action Will Shut Them All Down

If all goes well California will become the 2nd state  (behind Rhode Island ) to pass an “elephant protection bill”. Let it be known that (Senate Bill) SB 1062** will “explicitly prohibit the use of a ‘bullhook, ankus, guide or pitchfork, including the use of those devices without making contact’ “ thereby abolishing this archaic … Continue reading

Lucy the Elephant Celebrates the Anniversary of Her 135th Year in 2016 But the Famous American Landmark Will Not Become a “Spokes-Elephant” to Help Bring Awareness to the Plight of Captive Performing & Circus Elephants
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Lucy the Elephant Celebrates the Anniversary of Her 135th Year in 2016 But the Famous American Landmark Will Not Become a “Spokes-Elephant” to Help Bring Awareness to the Plight of Captive Performing & Circus Elephants

When Lucy the elephant celebrates her 135th birthday (135, you say!) in 2016* she won’t be wearing her crown as the “spokes-elephant” for her more crestfallen, warm-blooded, captive elephant cousins. In fact, Lucy the elephant never accepted that crown despite an earlier offer of assistance from the animal activist group PETA. For with that crown, or … Continue reading

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 3
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 3

More Lessons Learned From Last Chain on Billie – Learn what Sammy Haddock, a former Ringling Bros. elephant trainer, had to say about the abuse of their circus elephants (& he was once fully engaged in that abuse). This is particularly poignant & heartbreaking: “He saw elephants being beaten who had no idea why they … Continue reading