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Sending Healing to animals May 24, 2005 2:14 PM

If you are energy orientated and send healing, please send it to the little ponies in a field near me. The one a tiny shetland is in need of TLC, he desperately needs his hooves doing and looks unwell, the other is his long term friend. Both have recently lost their own and the owners wife is trying to sort things out for them but doesn't really know what to do. She has told me she'll get the farrier out asap. In the mean time please send healing energy to them to help them while they're going through this transition in their life. I would have taken one but she seems a bit keen to earn money from selling them - she has already sold off two of her late husbands horses. She is trying to do her best, but the ponies do need loads of healing.  [ send green star]
Two animals that need Reiki or other healing. June 05, 2005 2:55 PM

I heard of two animals who need healing sent today... One a 52- year- old elephant called Anne, who is still being dragged around for public appearances despite suffereing from rheumatoid arthritis. THE SUNDAY MIRROR INVESTIGATES: FREE ANNE Jun 5 2005 The last circus elephant in the UK. Aged 52, lame & worn out, isn't it time she was able to rest? Exclusive By Susie Boniface By Will Travers Chief Executive, Born Free THIS is the last circus elephant in Britain - semi-lame and chained up in a field. Anne is 52 years old and has spent a lifetime performing tricks in the ring - and now animal welfare campaigners are demanding she is allowed to retire and enjoy the rest of her life in a wildlife park. But owner and circus boss Bobby Roberts is refusing to let her go and continues to earn thousands of pounds every year from Anne's public appearances. Last month he pocketed 6,500 for driving Anne - the oldest elephant in the country - 500 miles so that she could appear in a TV commercial for the AA. Wildlife charity Born Free says Sri- Lankan born Anne is in almost constant pain and showing signs of organ failure, as well as mental problems from her years in captivity. Elephant expert Ian Redmond said: "She has rheumatoid arthritis and spends most of her life chained to the floor in a draughty, leaky tent in a damp field somewhere. "The rest of the time she's in a lorry being driven up and down the motorways, trying to balance four tons of weight on swollen joints and a lame leg. It's a far cry from the tropics where she was born. "She deserves a comfortable retirement in a sanctuary or wildlife park where she can have a mud wallow, socialise with other elephants and do everything else an ordinary elephant would do. She hasn't lived like that for most of her life and it's time she did." Mr Roberts has refused to let Born Free vets examine Anne, who he has raised and trained since she was imported to Britain at the age of five. But from undercover video footage of her living conditions, they say she is too frail to continue to tour with the circus. She can be seen in a battered blue tent behind the big top, chained to the spot by two legs. She sways her head from side to side repeatedly, walks with difficulty, and takes her exercise in a small pen surrounded by an electric fence. Vet John Knight said: "It indicates that Anne is lame in her hind quarters, particularly her right hind leg, which she's unable to lift and move properly during normal walking. "She was also filmed on one occasion collapsing on her hind quarters after a short period of play. This is strongly indicative of joint, or perhaps spinal, disease. "I would be concerned about Anne's ability to be repeatedly moved from one showground to another. Loading on and off vehicles and particularly maintaining her balance while a vehicle is moving may be uncomfortable and I would urge she is kept under regular veterinary supervision." Born in the rain forests of Sri Lanka , Anne was captured and sold to the Roberts' family circus in 1958. Mr Roberts trained her to perform with two other jumbos, Janie and Beverley, and they regularly appeared on television dressed in feathered head-dresses and spent their lives travelling the country. But with the foot-and-mouth crisis of 2001, Mr Roberts decided to leave them out of the show. The others have since died but Anne still tours every summer with the Bobby Roberts Super Circus. She is on a tour in Scotland and can be seen at Armadale in West Lothian. She is brought into the ring during intervals to have her picture taken with children - for 4 a time. Last night Bobby Roberts refused to comment. HELP US TO HELP HER THE shameful heyday of animal circuses in the UK is long gone. The appalling spectacle of wild animals paraded for human entertainment, so dominant 30 years ago, is little more than a ghost that haunts the big top. There remains one last circus elephant and it is time for Anne finally to retire after a lifetime serving Bobby Roberts' Super Circus. Anne is 52 years old. Her natural home, from where she was taken many decades ago, is Sri Lanka. Her companions died around the time of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. She endures arthritis and appears to drag her right rear leg. We also have evidence that she has been chained for significant periods of the day. Why does she still have to endure hours in her travelling wagon as she is moved from venue to venue? Why is she still brought in to the ring to stand beside children as a moneymaking opportunity? And why is she still travelling on commercial photographic assignments - most recently a round trip of hundreds of miles unwittingly to promote a car breakdown company? We now ask Mr Roberts to work with us to ensure that Anne spends her remaining years as comfortably as possible. FROM 1254 TO JUMBO..TV WAS KILLER THE first elephant came to Britain in 1254, presented to King Henry III as a gift. About 1,500 have been imported to Britain since then. The most famous was Jumbo, born in the Sudan in 1861 and brought to London Zoo four years later. The keepers named him from the Swahili word for hello. Circus elephants toured the country on foot, but with the arrival of TV fell out of favour. The rise of the animal rights movement in the 1960s made animal acts less acceptable and today just three circuses in the UK - Bobby Roberts', Peter Jolly's and the Great British Circus - have wild animals. Mr Roberts alone has an elephant. ------- The second animal is a cat called Lucky who has diabetes problems and was very ill earlier today... ------- I also heard about a horse called Joe who has hurt his back and is in so much pain, no one can touch him...  [ send green star]
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