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Elephants and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elephants and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elephanatics APR 2, 2020 —  #IvoryFreeCanada Petition Update   Hello Kind Supporters, We are urging people to consider helping their favorite elephant organization during this time of crisis. The economic fallout from this crisis is affecting everyone and everything. African and Asian sanctuaries and rescue organizations are not immune. It is a hard time for all, but animals tend to suffer the greatest consequences when times are tough. Realizing even a LITTLE can help a LOT, and the psychological effect of feeling better by giving...

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Petition: Boycott these 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America!

By One Green Planet The many heartbreaking ways zoos are causing more harm than good for elephants has been exposed yet again by In Defense of Animals, which recently released its annual list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America. “Our 2019 list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants exposes many tragic examples of how elephants suffered in U.S. and Canadian zoos,” said Marilyn Kroplick M.D., President of In Defense of Animals. “The zoos featured on this year’s list demonstrate how public display facilities can cause elephant suffering, regardless of space, ‘enrichment’, or...

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Petition: Ban the Sale of Elephant Ivory in Canada #IvoryFreeCanada

Petition: Ban the Sale of Elephant Ivory in Canada #IvoryFreeCanada

We could be the generation that lets elephants become extinct. A shocking 20,000 elephants are killed every year for their ivory. Scientists and conservationists agree that at this rate, both African and Asian elephants will be extinct in the wild within our lifetime. Even so, at the last IUCN World Conservation Congress, Canada was 1 of only 4 countries to oppose the closure of domestic ivory markets across the globe. Ivory is so valuable on the black market that organized terrorism syndicates such as the Lord’s Resistance Army are committing mass slaughter using...

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Petition: Bronx Zoo Being Sued by In Defense of Animals Over Elephant Mistreatment!

By Sharon Vega - OneGreenPlanet An elephant named Happy has been at the Bronx Zoo for over 40 years and has been alone for 13 years.  She was captured as a baby from Thailand in the early 1970’s. Elephants belong with their herds. They are very social, family-oriented animals. Keeping elephants in captivity is cruel enough since they need to be able to roam up to 40 miles per day, engage in constant exercise, play, bathe in ricers, and more. But in captivity, they are confined to an enclosure. And as if captivity weren’t terrible enough for elephants, Happy and...

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