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Zimbabwe: Elephants Still Being Held to Fulfil Chinese Wildlife Order

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- 1917 days ago -
There is concern for the fate of at least two elephants still being held in Zimbabwe for future export, to fulfil an order placed by China. The animals are being held in Victoria Falls, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF).

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Henriette M (154)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:33 am
"We are going to get a High Court order to prevent authorities from doing what they are doing." And the sooner, the better. Thanks Jill for keeping us informed on this situation.

. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:37 am
Thanks for the update Jill. I'm hoping for the best

Gudrun D (447)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:59 am
Thank you Jill for keeping us informed.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:02 am
thank you

Inconsolable T (44)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:17 am
The bastards involved in doing this to elephants, all animals, should be made suffer such an experience themselves, to be removed from all family, familiar surroundings, crated up for a long journey, being transported to an alien country, and put in unnatural surroundings.

I so hope the above does happen to all these human bastards, whether they are zimbabwean, chinese or whatever, may they be abducted and go through such hell.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:06 pm
No more exports of Elephants to China and to other parts of the World.

Elephant populations are down. Many are on the verge of being critically endangered.

Ty, Jill.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted and Thnx Jill :-0

Penelope R (178)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
Jill, I have been so thankful to get your emails, following the plight of the babies, most of my comments don't land, wrote you a note disappeared. Still here and hoping you get this comment. thanx again. Your friend Penny

Mary T (178)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:32 pm
Thanks Jill for sharing this, There is no way that any animal should be sent to China.

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:24 pm
Thank you Jill for posting

Barb Knight (1687)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:30 pm
I pray for a happy ending and a very happy new begining for the elephants!! TY Jill!! xx

Evelyn B (79)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted Tks. Jill.. Boycott China... I'll pray for these babies...

P A (117)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:14 am
"ZCTF chairman Johnny Rodrigues, told SW Radio Africa on Monday that this victory is bittersweet, because it doesn't change the fact that orders for animals are still being placed and fulfilled. He said that there are still animals being held, including the two elephants in Victoria Falls. He said that orders for another 48 elephants have already been placed by international countries, and the cash strapped government would be fulfilling these demands.

"I praise the people that were involved in having the animals released, but I believe there is hidden agenda. There are still animals being held," Rodrigues said.

He said the government is already committed to fulfilling China's order, because they have been paid.

"I admire all the people that did so much to save them (the five released elephants), but there are another 48 elephants on order to be exported," Rodrigues warned."

Oh dear - so yet more baby elephants will be kidnapped from their grieving families and sold to vile conditions in China - VILE.

Thanks for the update Jill.

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:35 am

Victoria P (113)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:22 am
Noted with thanks Jill

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:41 am
I hope the baby elelphants will be kep safe at home.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:58 am
These elephants should not and cannot be shipped to China. All animals from domestic,wildlife,fish, and farm animals are brutalized,disrespected,eaten and neglected in this savage country which is China. If these elephants are to be shipped there,they will be left languishing in isolation. We must do all we can for these elephants. Thanks for letting us know.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:02 am
He added: "It is frightening when we exploit something that is our heritage and export them to another country. We are going to get a High Court order to prevent authorities from doing what they are doing."

So well said!

Veronique L (209)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:07 am
Noted Jill

Waltraud U (84)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:05 am
this infantilism from deformed persons is unbelievable.

Kim O (396)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:23 pm
AAARrrgh. I just can't wrap my head around why Africa would sell any of their animals. Especially when the most of them are rocketing towards total extinction. Proof positive that the government could care less about the people want, it's all about the cashola.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:46 am
Oh no.

Michela M (3964)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:24 am

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:04 am
Thank you for the up-date Jill-and thank you, Philip, for forwarding.
This is dis-heartening--why, I say again, would ANY country send their animals to China I will never understand. I dis-approve of zoos in general, and Chinese zoos (and their ilk) in particular.
And, I will say, I have seen pictures of Chinese animal activists risking life and limb to rescue dogs and cats on the way to the "meat market" (the activists were successful)--but the general national Chinese mindset does not seem favorable for animals.

Margaret C (10)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:39 am
Oh, GOOD GRIEF! What is the problem here?! Don't they get it! Zimbabwe, keep us this charade and keep playing this game with China, and watch any kind of tourism you had there before decrease! This is a travesty, let the elephants stay where they belong, you have no God-given right to them anyway, that is their home just as it is yours. LEAVE THOSE POOR LITTLE BABIES ALONE!!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:14 am
The human race thinks that they can do whatever they want, but the time is coming when all of this cruelty will end, and all by the hands of the Almighty!

Sandi C (99)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:28 pm
thanks for the update.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:47 pm
I didn't see a petition, but the situation needs to stop

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:48 pm
Noted, tweeted, read, tweeted, tweeted, shared. Hope those poor little ones are released soon.

Winn A (179)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:26 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:20 pm
we beings on Earth have the right to remain free and living among our own, where we choose.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:04 pm
Everyone needs to start looking at labels, and not purchase ANYTHING marked CHINA!!!
That and signing any petition addressing their violations to the global community, be it man or animal!

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:31 am
noted, thank you

christine s (340)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:55 pm
China Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
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