Some may ask why we started this group.
The answer is quite alarming.
Recent headlines from South Africa for talks to resume culling the elephants is reason enough...but, the truth is even more disturbing!
Recent posts here on care2 have been very disturbing. On many elephant groups new threads have been posted debating the "need" to cull.
The same excuses such as Drought & Starvation were presented to "save" the elephants further suffering!
Upon investigating the source we were shocked & outraged to learn that this was more than just a coincidence! There are DIRECT TIES to the TULI ELEPHANTS!!
It is our responsibility to let people know where these debates & arguements can lead to..TO JUSTIFY A CULL & CAPTURE ELEPHANT CALVES!
What can we do...Spread the word, contact the zoo's that PURCHASED the Tuli elephants & let them know how you feel!
Contact The American Zoo Association, The European Zoo Assoc, South AFrican Officials! Let them know that we have NOT FORGOTTEN THE TULI ELEPHANTS!!!
Contact IFAW, HSUS, WWF, BORNFREE animal welfare & rights groups! Ask them to RUN THE STORY AGAIN!!!
We CAN make sure this never happens again..
And the fact is.....any baby elephants taken from the wild, will be "BROKEN" in this way. The same way the Asians are broken.