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ACTION ALERT: Tell Maine: Stop Pseudo-Sanctuary For Solitary Elephant, Rosie! PLEASE SIGN !

Animals  (tags: rosie, elephant, captivity, loneliness, boredom, suffering, protection, sanctuary )

- 2832 days ago -
Despite pleas from Maine citizens, experts from around the world, and actor Lily Tomlin, a veterinarian is moving forward with his plan to bring a lone elephant named Rosie to live in a backyard "sanctuary" that is a anything but a refuge.


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Simone D (1462)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 6:38 pm
Sign an online petition:

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Chandler E. Woodcock, Commissioner
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
phone (207) 287-8000
fax (207) 287-8094 or (207) 287-6395


Past Member (0)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 6:52 pm
I signed at
as well as sent an email!!!! THANK YOU!! HOW MUCH LONGER IS ROSIE TO SUFFER??? She NEEDS ELEPHANT community and Nature and her right to SELF-DETERMINATION RETURNED TO HER!!!!

irene davis (74)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 7:10 pm
site not found for either.

Dawn Marie (24)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 10:26 pm
Signed @

Will make direct contact on Monday. Thanks.

Regina P (63)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 11:45 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 12:18 am
Noted this post, signed the petition. I remember this appearing on Care2 Causes not long ago, so I am familiar with the case. What is sure is that people who possess the power to decide about Rosie's future should decide for what is in this elephant's best interest, their personal interests notwithstanding. This elephant has involuntarily served in a circus for decades; now that she is old and sick, she deserves to be placed someplace where her physical and emotional needs will be fulfilled. Only then could she recover and live out her life in comfort and peace. If the place the veterinarian want her in means confinement, cold, and solitude--and all indications point to the assumption that it would--, I cannot support such an endeavor and think the man should overcome his attachment to Rosie and let her go wherever she is likely to feel good.


Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 12:42 am
Noted, petition signed.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 1:36 am
Thanks for sharing

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 2:45 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 3:15 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 6:07 am
Tell Maine: Stop Pseudo-sanctuary For Solitary Elephant Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
2x, thanks Simone

. (0)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 6:45 am
Petition signed.

Alison A (244)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 7:02 am
Petition signed and noted, thanks Simone.

Alison A (244)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 7:06 am
Here is a clickable link to the petition -

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday October 17, 2011, 10:43 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Tuesday October 18, 2011, 1:30 am
thank you!
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