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‘Dumbo’ Should Tell the Truth – Elephants Need to Be Free

Care2 petitions allow individuals to join their voices and promote change. Chris Wolverton has created a petition directed at Tim Burton to give the upcoming “Dumbo” film a new ending. We all know …

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Ringling is Making a Change. These 3 Other Companies Should, Too.

When Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey circus announced it would be phasing out elephants as part of circus entertainment, it was a huge win for these animals and animal activists. The nearly 1…

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5 Better Things to Do Than Go to the Circus

Many people have fond memories of attending the circus with their families as children. With the performances, lights and ability to see animals up close, the circus can be an exciting thing for child…

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One Way We Can Help Stop Animal Abuse at the Circus

A lot of the petitions featured on Care2 address animal issues. Recently, we witnessed the power that a small, but targeted local petition can have over helping save animals lives in a Swiss Zoo. Care…

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Baby Elephant Rescued by Concerned Herd

What would you do if your six month old baby was washed away while crossing over river? Of course, that's not a likely scenario, but one that happened... to a baby elephant. I held my breath wat…

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Injured Elephants Reunite After 22-Year Separation (Video)

Nearly 25 years ago, these two elephants met in a circus. Here, crippled elephants Shirley and Jenny are finally reunited at an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. Related Top 5 Countries for Wi…

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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants With Cyanide

Last month, we reported that poachers were killing elephants using cyanide in Zimbabwe's 5,660-square mile Hwange National Park, killing at least 41. Sadly, as terrible as that was, it wasn't nearly t…

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Zoo Elephants Are So Obese They Might Go Extinct

A cursory glance over Kari Morfield's office desk would likely raise some questions, and perhaps a few eyebrows. As part an ongoing research about the health and well-being of zoo animals, the wildlif…

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Elephant Escapes Death By Trampling Poacher

Authorities in Zimbabwe say that a suspected poacher was killed by an elephant after he attempted to shoot the animal. Rangers found the body of Solomon Manjoro inside a national park, and believe …

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Top 10 Animal Myths

Sometimes it's hard to separate fact from fiction, especially with the many myths that involve animals. Their behavior can certainly be mysterious to say the least, so it's no wonder that some of th…

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