Focusing on a better future; Chain Free Means Pain Free!
This 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.
32 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.
“Don’t treat animals as animals. Treat them as living beings. That’s what they are.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
According 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.
DOUBLE 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
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
“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
“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.)
Carol trimming Man Kali’s foot as her young son Hem Gaj and mahout Shree watch.
After 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.
With 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/
45 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.
Research 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.
“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