IDA often learns of dire situations for elephants around the world, and with your help we have been able to make a difference. Now we ask you to speak up for Mihiri, a seven-year-old elephant at the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, who suffers multiple wounds believed to be the result of brutal training. Recent photos show gaping gashes on her feet and painful lesions on her face and head, likely caused by chaining and bullhooks.
Click here to read more and send a message to Sri Lankan officials. Urge them to stop the brutal treatment of Mihiri, and to ensure that no other elephant at the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is treated with such cruelty.
Thank you Lynn, signed.
Thanks, Lynn. Signed and noted.
Signed and deeply saddend by this. Thank you for posting.
Lyn - thank you for posting this... have signed the petition. If only Mihiri were the only elephant treated like this, but unfortunately, many suffer similar fates ... it is just not right in a modern world where we believe our fellow animals are sentient and just as entitled to rights of living a good life as we are. Hopefully the petition will help to alleviate Mihiri's suffering.
Signed and noted
I signed and I think I wrote to them. I really can't remember. I hope it all helps as this abuse should stop asap.
Thank you all so much for responding to this. Abuse of elephants and all animals should be stopped. There is absolutely no reason for the malicious and brutal treatment that elephants are receiving. I love these majestic giants!