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URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Help Keep Wild Elephant Calves Out of Chinese Zoos

Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, sadness, endangered, animalcruelty )

- 1959 days ago -
Within the next few days the Zimbabwe authorities will decide whether to transport four to six elephant calves, captured from the wild and removed from their families, to zoos in China. send off 4 letters (sample supplied), please! for the baby elephants!

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Lisa Neste (206)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:33 am
Sending e-mails, thanks Jill!

Ellen m (215)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:39 am
Sending and shared ~ thanks Jilli

Nicole W (646)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:44 am
letters sent, and shared. thank you Jill

Inconsolable T (44)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:07 am
Sent, now off back to sleep, all best Jill

Rock H (254)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:20 am
Letters sent. Thanks for sharing this Jill!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:03 am

Rock H (254)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:06 am
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:36 am
Sent e-mails, I added a personal request along with the letter! Thanks Jill.

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:02 pm
thank you, henriette and jill. done.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:17 pm
sent emails but one to this address does not work
other 3 ok and added personal message
China has the worst human rights and animal cruelty God forbid these poor little elephants end up there behind bars for a life of suffering

Julie E (405)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:17 pm

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:19 pm
notato!!!! Emil sent !!!! hopping this little babies be retun to they families. this is si terrible!!!!! so sad!!!!! for heaven sake!!!!! thnx Jill!!!!!

Julie E (405)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:36 pm

Julie E (405)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:38 pm
Hm, I added more to the 2 messages above and it did not post. I'm confused...

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:02 pm
hm, guess my email will also come back then :((. Gladly Sent off to all 4, thanks Jill! Send R Mugabe to China!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:08 pm
Site Under Construction
Site down for Maintanance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! statement on their website

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:11 pm
the first link was wrong , it was replaced and led to another ministry. The info above is what you get from here guess we'll have to wait

Michela M (3964)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:39 pm

Marie W (67)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:32 pm

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:01 am
sent e-mails, thanks Jill! Yes first ID is wrong.
Anyway thanks Henriette for sharing :)

Shirley S (187)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:14 am

Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:24 am
e-mails sent with hope... Thanks Jill.

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:26 am
TY Jill and Henriette for the news. This is just Heart Breaking. I will print the letters and mail them by Monday. Darn puter is having difficulties, so I cannot email or message anyone. Roshani S., please explain if it is different than ANGEL-ica's post re: UNDER CONSTRUCTION. :)

samantha M (14)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:33 am

Manel Dias (20)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:47 am
Why on earth some people do not understand that such a simple theory? Chinese people are not some of those kind compassionate type of a nation. The whole world should know about this. (May be some very few are kind compassionate and also considred animal lovers) Imagine those countries who are willingly knowingly still sending their animals such as Baby Elephants, Girraffs, Tifers to China? Need to do the Research before sending any living creature to China. Because it is going to be the Hell on Earth for that Innocent animals you send there!!!

Giana P (398)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:55 am
Noted. The Chinese are just terrible people when it comes to animal welfare!

P A (117)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:50 am
All four emails composed and sent - I do hope they work!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:54 am
E-mails sent.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:10 am
will do, thnx for the fwd, Ruth.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:15 am
Noted and emails sent! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:18 am
noted + sent with hope!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:19 am
e-mail failure, sorry

Joy Wong (103)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:45 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:48 am
Email sent with a little hope. Thinking of the nature of the Government of Zimbabwe, and Mugabe in particular, I'm not sure this won't be counter-productive. Mugabe is likely to interpret the protests, as he does just about everything, as 'imperialist' interference. But on balance I think it worth a try and hope for a pleasant surprise.

Tanya W (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:57 am
Noted & Emails sent with hope in my heart and wishes sent to all of those animals in peril.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:14 am
Its bad enough that these beautiful creatures were captured and removed from their families,to then go to a worse Hell on earth CHINA,where' they' do not give a jot about animal welfare...a case of 'out of the frying pan into the fire'.....fingers crossed,prayers said,emails sent.

Cheyenne Thunderbird (100)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:37 am
This must be stopped immediately... let the elephants stay in peace. This is possible because USA ows to China 15,6 billion dollars and soon China is like USA once was...the biggest and awarding country in the world...China has already pronounced that it want to disarm USA

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:40 am
Sent from my own email. Poor babies can't go to China!

Pamela W (75)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:06 am
4 different e-mails sent separately (to avoid spam classification) - 3 returned !! Hopefully the one to Mr Pangeti got through? I've done what little I can for these poor babies - hope it helps !!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:15 am
Only one email was not delivered; Minister Nhema. So I found this one;

paul m (93)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:20 am


Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:27 am

donnaa D (14)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:53 am
done, lets hope that china listens, and stops this!!!

donnaa D (14)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:59 am
posted one and it was successful, lets hope colectively we can help these poor calves, its a disgrace

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:26 am
Emails sent

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:38 am
Thanks Carol D. will sent emails now.

Valerie H (133)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:45 am
Thank you Jill - emails to be sent

Ellen G (325)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:55 am

Laurie S (73)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:09 am

Patricia Cannell (825)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:23 am

Veronique L (209)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:41 am

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:42 am
Noted and signed...thank you Ruth & Jill! Let's NOT send anything to that group - they like to throw snowballs at lions forfun!

Veronique L (209)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:48 am
Sent four e-mails, hope it works, thanks Jill!

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:00 am
Emails sent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Jill

Kat K (54)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:12 am
Poor babies~~this is just awful. What is wrong with these heartless people?? Will definitely send e-mails.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:20 am
China is not a place to send any animal. Will send out emails.

Thanks Henriette and Jill.


Jan Garen (86)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:29 am
emails sent

Margaret C (10)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:33 am
Emails sent. I hope and pray for these little innocent babies, I just wish I could have a little more hope for mankind's ability to be more humane.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:54 am
Noted and sent the emails. You would think that the people asking us to send the emails would have researched that the addresses were correct. There were no contact details on that site to let them know that their info was wrong.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:01 am
I did some digging on the site and found out that this article was posted January 1, 2013. There was a petition but it is no longer there. My guess is we are signing emails far too late for them to do any good.

Lenicka R (60)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:06 am
4 emails sent. After 1 hour nothing back. I hope it helps. Poor baby Elephants.

Kate A (10)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:31 am
S/N, thank u

Clifford J. and schmutz (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:32 am
unable to send the -mails/no idea why. sorry!

deb s (145)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:51 am
The Chines need to become more compassionate and humane towards the wildlife leave the babies and whales and all others you destroy ALONE China! You are not alone country in this world and all animals are not ours to exploit destroy, abuse China wake up and become real in having a heart!!!!

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:54 am
Noted/Emails sent to 2 in high positions.

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:58 am
e-mails sent.

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:00 am
Leave the babies alone.

Clifford J. and schmutz (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:31 am
I want to help but I need a petition to sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!

Clifford J. and schmutz (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:33 am

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:36 am
.Will do the heavy lifting probably tomorrow night after getting back on land.
Thanks Ruth, don't have the necessary tools for this on the boat, and I have to quit the computer right now!

deb s (145)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:56 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:04 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, sent emails. Hope this helps; we can't afford to lose any more elephants.

michelle t (41)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:36 pm
A petition is required rather than time consuming emails.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:39 pm
I have only had one bounce and have emailed Animals Asia regarding this.

Ruth M (235)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:42 pm
Sent emails & noted let's really hope that this works

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thanks to Gloria for that AVAAZ petition which might have better success!
You cannot currently send a star to Gloria because you have done so within the last week.
Here it is again Revoke Zimbabwe Elephant Permits
From that petition:


Thanks to your voices we have put pressure on the CITES Secretariat and received a response. In an unprecedented move CITES has published a Public Statement in Public Response on their website.
World Citizens for Elephants (WEC) has responded to that Public Statement.
The WEC response can be found here:

Until the CITES Secretariat, Zimbabwe and China Authorities have ensured the release and humane treatment of the captive elephants we will not rest.

Please continue to sign and share this Petition. !!!

Jade N (22)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
Emails sent!

irene davis (74)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:14 pm
Sent the sample email to all the recipients mentioned.

David C (131)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:19 pm
emails sent.

Natalie V (27)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:20 pm
noted, already sent

Gabriella Serafino (92)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:54 pm
Sent but they come back !

Mary T (178)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:16 pm
Emails sent, thanks Jill.

Lenicka R (60)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:25 pm
Zimbabwe Elephants Die In Chinese Prison
This is what happens with Elephants Zimbabwe sent to China.
Thank you all

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:35 pm
Noted and Thnx Jill :-0

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:50 pm
Noted and signed petition posted by Angelika Roll.
Thank you Both!

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:56 pm
I've been able to send one off but will try again in a little while to see if I can get the other ones sent.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:02 pm
Just sent off emails to all four. Hoping it goes through!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:21 pm
Emails failed! All returned.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:23 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:26 pm
Now I see that only one address failed...environment at I signed the petition, too. Thank you!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:28 pm
Noted & email sent. Thanks.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:45 pm
NO animals should be sent to China, but especially not traumatized baby elephants!

Vanessa Wolfe (26)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:56 pm
Sending emails. Sending any animal to China is a death sentance.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:09 pm
Will the destructive nature of humans, towards our animal cousis, ever stop?

Sandi C (98)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:21 pm

Richelle Rausch (43)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:57 pm
The Chinese should NOT be allowed to import any animals or animal parts. And they should NOT be allowed to export any aninimal products, even if it's labled as faux.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:24 pm
Emails sent and noted thanks

Bianca D (87)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:50 pm
Letters sent! Poor ellies!! Thanks Jill.

Talya H (10)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:31 pm
will do!

Teresa F (395)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:31 pm
noted, thank you Jill,

Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:39 pm
Noted and 4 e-mails sent, with a personal added message. Thanks Jill

juan G (15)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:54 pm
Sending e-mails

Sandi C (98)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:00 pm

Danuta Watola (1249)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:09 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:43 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:44 am

Teresa W (782)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:45 am
letter sent

Many Feathers (139)
Monday January 14, 2013, 6:03 am
noted save the elephants !!

Sherri Martin (78)
Monday January 14, 2013, 6:40 am
Emails sent and shared

Sara P (55)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:04 am
Email sent and shared with my contacts. Thank you Jill and thanks to Ruth and my friend Philip.

Silvia Gonzalez (37)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:22 am
Noted. Petition signed on

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:09 am
Will send emails-ty Jill

Jim P (3257)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:42 am
Letters sent.

Ty, Jill.

Talya H (10)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:36 pm

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:11 am
Email sent and petition signed.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:26 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:26 am

Jill Vickerman (416)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:39 am
Thank you everyone for such an incredible response! You can go here to see more as well -
to Elephant E-ctivism!
sorry i cant make the link automatic...

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:45 pm
didnt realize the email addresses were links so sent letters thru my personal email..hope they go thru

Bless them and their little trunks..

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:47 pm
signed one Jill posted too :)

SANDRA R (144)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:09 am
Email sent. Thank you Jill.

Janice S (133)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:47 pm
I attempted to send all 3 emails.m I hope they went through along with a thousands of others. God bless the elephants and those trying to save them form a dismal life..

Janet R (38)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:14 am
emails sent (hopefully)

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted and sent all.

Pamela W (75)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:33 pm
Did what I could on Sunday (see above) but re-noted today .... hope that helps get it up to front page !!

Trish K (93)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:34 pm
Noted and attempt made. I thought the Chinese were smarter than this, but that is different than compassionate. Wake Up China ! Do not do this to Elephant Children.

Helmut H (28)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thanks Jill, noted.


Elaine B (24)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:49 pm
Done and thanks for bringing this to my attention

kathleen benbow (3)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:07 pm
Acknowledged with sadness..what is wrong with us humans that we can't steward the animals we were charged with caring for by God Almighty? See the Bible when God was talking to Adam. All babies need to be with their parents, with the exception fo abusive human parents.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:06 pm
noyed amd signed

bob m (32)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:11 pm

slaughter adults for vanity and condemn their babies to sad life.. whata bunch of shits.

Chris C (152)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:23 pm
Emails sent to all addresses successfully!

Waltraud U (85)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:58 pm
done ty

Jana Repova (65)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:02 am
E-mails sent. Thank you, Jill!

federico b (47)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:01 am

Michael Holland (10)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:29 pm
Noted and email sent

Barbara Kirch (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:28 pm
my email joins those above. I hope we can save these little calves.

Barb K

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:25 pm

"It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man --- Dr. Albert Schweitzer..."

Allan Booyjzsen (178)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:03 pm
Three emails sent. I sincerely hope that the Zimbabwe authorities take heed and reconsider capturing any of their wildlife. The tourism value should make them realise just how important their natural wildlife is worth while to them lot alive than dead. Removing the young of any species is only going to deplete the herads, and with poaching on the increase... we all know what that means.

Amy E (66)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:01 pm
noted/emails sent

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:19 pm
Elephant calves belong with their familIES in the wild, protected from poachers, Not in zoos. Were the poachers who captured these calves prosicuted? Are the people who have them now to send to China going to be prosicuted for illegal possession? If the Chinese do get them will they be prosicuted? If the answer to these questions is no; Why not? If there are laws against these behaviors why aren't they enforced? WILL SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER?

Nancy C (806)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:35 pm
had in home email...thank you for your compassion Jill
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