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Zimbabwe: Update on Elephants Sent to China

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- 1930 days ago -
They say that the 4 elephants arrived at the end of November 2012. Two went to Taiyuan Zoo, one of which has subsequently died. The other two reportedly went to Xinjiang Tianshan Safari Park.

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Ellen m (215)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:18 am
So sad, but thanks for the update.

Here in Seattle we have been making progress, and recently with help from the media have made the plight of our 3 zoo elephants quite the cause..much more than our protests were ever able to reach
Hopefully when all is said and done they will finally get to go to sanctuary in TN. Hopefully soon ;-)

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:19 am

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:10 am
These poor animals suffering because of human greed!

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:14 am
This is horrid :(
RIP little ele.
Thanks Jill.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:17 am
These kind of exports have to be stopped! There is something really wrong with this! Thanks Jill for sharing

Manel Dias (20)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:32 am
Need to protect these Elephants. Otherwise they will be another history like the Dianasourse.

Manel Dias (20)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:33 am
Why do they need to send Elepnats to China anyways. In China they eat every or any moving object. Stop sending any living being to China.

Inconsolable T (44)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:47 am
It should be made a worldwide crime for any country to send any animal, dead or alive, to china or other destinations and also a crime for china and other destinations to import animals dead or alive, which have appalling attitudes and histories of mistreatment and atrocities against animals.

And the committing of such a crime should have draconian consequences

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:04 pm
If elephants were meant to have been in China God would have had them there in the first place, elephants needs to stay with their group in the country they were born in! So sad a life was lost because of human interference! Thanks Jill for keeping us informed.

valda p (13)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:25 pm
So sad -no animals should be sent to China -the hell hole for -all animals-elephants as we know are very sociable and very famly orientated animals -they will die from lonliness and neglect,those responsible for this tradgedy- shame on you ,all effort must be made to bring them back home and stop any more being exported.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thanks Jill for the update - hope this stops soon!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thanks for the update Jill. Very sad.

Susan S (187)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:44 pm
This is outrageous. Very sad for the poor elephants. Praying for a miracle.

Barb K (1687)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:05 pm
RIP baby're at Rainbow Bridge now, safely away from horrid China. I pray that somehow the other 2 could go to the elephant sanctuary in Tenn!

Gordon Van Gies (117)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:10 am
Leave African Elephants in Africa, coz that's where they belong!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:13 am
So sorry for them, China is the worst!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:47 am
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:48 am
This is terrible news. We have to stop these elephants from ever stepping on that hell hole which is China. Heartbreaking to see that poor elephant looking so sad in that terrible place. We need to get this elephant out of China.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:21 am
unfortunate news , really.Noted, Thanks.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:52 am
my heart is heavy with much sadness for any animal to be treated with no regard to their well being at all.

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:38 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:54 am
Sadly noted.
Thanks for the update.

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:01 am
Noted and hoping for good news on the other elephants awaiting exile.

Evelyn B (79)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:44 am
Noted Tks. Jill... Disgusting...

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:27 pm
Sadly Noted Jill :-0:) Tnx

Mary T (178)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:27 pm
So sad news thanks Jill for the update.

Kim O (396)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:18 pm
Truly a death sentence for these poor elephants. Just babies. They belong back with their mothers in Africa. What the hell were people thinking, sending them to these places. The little one left by itself now looks just miserable. Breaks my heart to see.

Jan Garen (86)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:15 am
Shame on whoever was responsible for sending these poor elephants to the disgusting place China. Their fate is inevitable.

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:41 am
It's official GREED KILLS
between the poachers,and the zoos and circuses
what hope can we have when uncaring,greedy people manipulate our precious few mammals at their own whim and for their own lust for money....tragic that 4 elephants had to die to prove this.
There should be an international embargo on taking animals away from their country of origin,or before they are fully grown ....what a TRAVESTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn M (142)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:13 am
Sadly noted!

juan G (15)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:27 am
so sad....

irene davis (74)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:41 am
This from Zimbabwe Task Force website

We have been told that a lady by the name of Candy has been involved in the exportation of the elephants. Her phone number is 27 826 768 968.

Lenicka R (60)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:42 am
Sadly noted !

SANDRA R (144)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:02 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Jill.
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