Weekly Update: Focusing on a better future

15068271_1131951163508327_3119474574761166089_oFocusing on a better future; Chain Free Means Pain Free!

15025582_1320742791289412_7178769050396074823_oThis picture was taken in Corbett National Park in India. It is truly beautiful to witness wild elephants — without chains and restrictions — simply living natural and free.

14999999_1320968427933515_8785399900955781318_o32 DAYS UNTIL CLOSING! We are getting closer to the closing date of Elephant Refuge North America, and we still need to raise more funds. YOU can make a difference in the lives of elephants in need today. Please donate at: elephantaidinternational.org/support.

15025644_1322067114490313_3516008172784449136_o“Don’t treat animals as animals. Treat them as living beings. That’s what they are.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

elephantAccording to this article by One Green Planet, an estimated 100 elephants are murdered by poachers every day. This makes younger elephants, whose parents have been killed, more vulnerable to the dangers of the wild. This article tells the story of Sana Sana, who was mauled by a hyena and rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

15137664_1323854340978257_5933209080279800225_oDOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Right now is your chance to make a huge difference in the lives of elephants. Thanks to a fundraiser started by The Animal Rescue Site and the generosity of an anonymous donor, all donations toward Elephant Refuge North America will be doubled up to $15,000. As of now, nearly half of the fundraising goal has been met. Thank you so much for your continued support and compassion. Join the cause to help provide a sanctuary for elephants in need by donating today: http://greatergood.me/2fkQowe

Weekly Update: UNCHAINED has been selected by the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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UNCHAINED a documentary by Alex Rivera has been selected by the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. This film documents the work done by Carol Buckley and Elephant Aid International freeing elephants from chains in Asia. http://www.unchainedmovie.net

 

14991189_1314057178624640_8083092852116667903_o“Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet.” – Marc Bekoff

161027094059-the-ivory-game-2-super-169“The Ivory Game” — a documentary regarding Africa’s elephant poaching crisis — was recently released to bring light to this shocking fact: “An elephant is killed every 15 minutes.” Elephants are suffering due to the cruelty of humans. (Warning: The article contains a graphic image.)

14566427_1286789894684702_1653308219345432894_o-1Carol trimming Man Kali’s foot as her young son Hem Gaj and mahout Shree watch.

 

Weekly Update: After being released from chains, Sundar Kali and Oma Kali were finally able to be together

14853128_1307064742657217_7607549469663905448_oAfter being released from chains, Sundar Kali and Oma Kali were finally able to be together, to touch and reassure each other, and move freely for the first time in their lives.

chitwan1With the holiday season approaching, it is time to start thinking about finding the perfect gifts to share with family and friends. This year, consider giving the gift of APPRECIATION for mahouts by sponsoring an elephant and supporting EAI in the name of your loved ones: http://elephantaidinternational.org/shop/gear-up/

14939401_1308046432559048_2879081422808284583_o45 DAYS UNTIL CLOSING! We are so grateful for the additional time to raise funds for the elephant paradise. Would you like to personally help these wonderful beings? Every dollar matters. Please donate today at: elephantaidinternational.org/support. Thank you for your continued support.

elephantpoacResearch from World Wildlife Fund, the University of Vermont, and the University of Cambridge has shown that African economies are losing millions of dollars in tourism revenue due to elephant poaching. As elephant poaching increases, tourism decreases. According to the article, poachers murder 20,000 – 30,000 African elephants each year. This brutality needs to end.

14853055_1309080172455674_6890099214123439748_o“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama