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URGENT, Very ABUSED Elephants in African, Now IFAW Needs Your Help to Rescue


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Echo
- 3556 days ago - ifaw.org
Your Response is Urgently Requested by Oct 27, 2009. A commercial game company captures wild elephants from family groups, transports them to a holding facility and then breaks their spiritby "taming" them using a variety of cruel and torturous methods.



   

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Echo ELES (264)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 8:20 am
To get a deeper understanding of what HELL these elephants have been put through, please visit this link!:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=524&pst=241520

Please forward this information far and wide.
 

. (0)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 8:41 am
I hate this!! Can we train the trainers that way, Please??
 

CherAway C (1424)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 8:46 am



THnx Echo hun!!!


 

Echo ELES (264)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 10:04 am
If you cant open PDF files, here is the text:

Your Response is Urgently Requested by Oct 27, 2009
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE • 290 Summer Street • Yarmouth Port, MA 02563-1734 • www.ifaw.org
© ZSPCA
Funding Proposal for Relocating Nine
Abused Elephants, Zimbabwe
OVERVIEW
IFAW is counting on our best supporters like you to help us raise $25,418 in emergency funding to cover the costs
for the safe move of nine remaining African elephants rescued from severe abuse and torture at the hands of an
elephant back safari company in Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife
Management Authority has agreed
to allow the elephants to be moved
to Hwange National Park, where
they will be kept in a large elephant
enclosure until they are ready to be
integrated with the existing elephant
populations in the wild.
BACKGROUND
A commercial game company
captures wild elephants from family
groups, transports them to a holding
facility and then breaks their spirit
by “taming” them using a variety of
cruel and torturous methods.
The elephants are chained, beaten,
starved and kept in isolation from
each other. Mothers are separated
from their calves in separate holding
facilities, with the calves being
deprived of vital milk needed for their normal growth and development. Elephants have died while undergoing
training for safari rides, either from stress, malnutrition and/or physical injuries.
In April 2009, the Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ZNSPCA) discovered the
whereabouts of the captured elephants and investigated the case.
All nine elephants were to be used for elephant back rides and were found malnourished with varying degrees
of wounds. They also suffered from a lack of access to water and shade as well as being chained for long hours
without any socialization with each other.
In order to enforce dominance, the elephants were tossed food from such a distance they had to stand on three legs
and strain on their chains to reach the food — causing severe wounds.
During the ZNSPCA’s second visit to the ranch, its owner admitted that the elephants suffered wounds from the
chains during training and that they scream when forced into unnatural positions.
from their calves in separate holding
deprived of vital milk needed for their normal growth and development. Elephants have died while undergoing
One young elephant died from the cruelty
© ZSPCA
THE SOLUTION
An agreement to move the elephants to
Hwange National Park, the largest protected
preserve in Zimbabwe at 14,600 square miles,
has been reached with the National Parks and
Wildlife Management Authority (NPWMA).
All chains have been removed from the
elephants and no more training is taking
place. Elephants suffering from ill health are
receiving veterinary attention and responding
well as they prepare to be relocated to a secure
habitat where they will be safe from any
cruelty or poaching.
HOW YOUR EMERGENCY GIFT CAN HELP
In order to secure the elephants’ future, IFAW has been
asked to help raise the funds it needs to pay for the costs
of the relocation, as well as for the veterinary treatment
of the elephants.
Your gift of $100 or more can help with the purchase of:
• Veterinary costs, including drugs and treatments for the nine elephants.
• Food and water for the elephants’ long journey.
• A truck and elephant transporter for the 2,485 mile trip to the safety of the park.
• A veterinary vehicle to accompany the elephant transport truck.
Once these nine elephants are safe, evidence of the cruelty these young elephants suffered in the form of
photographs and recorded behavior can be used to fi ght for a ban on the future capture of wild elephants in
Zimbabwe for commercial use.
Please send your emergency gift in the envelope provided in time to make the deadline for the move. Your gift
means so much to so many animals around the world — I simply can’t thank you enough.
Fred O’Regan
President
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE • 290 Summer Street • Yarmouth Port, MA 02563-1734 • www.ifaw.org
 

Echo ELES (264)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 10:05 am
Also please BE SURE and read the link in my first comment above, if you havn't already. THANKS
 

Fran Cannon (477)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 5:56 pm
I can't stand to look at the cruelty and senselessness!! It is disgusting and disturbing to me, and should be to those people doing it to the poor defensless elephant. How about a stampeed!
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 10:22 pm
I will do my bit for these animals. On the South African news I have heard the about 95% and more nature reserves has been destroyed and all the wild animals killed by the Zimbabwian people. Thia is now the wonderful Mugabe gang and they still vote for this idiot.
 

Elvira S (82)
Friday October 23, 2009, 7:02 am
This is just too sickening to even read in detail, I can't stomach this. What I did do though, is to make a small affordable monthly donation to this organization because I feel their work is absolutely tremendous. God help them help those poor elephants and all the other animals in need. I am grateful for people not only researching theses horrendous animals abuse stories, but actually do what needs to be done. Thank you IFAW.
 

Sheila G (267)
Sunday October 25, 2009, 6:34 pm
what kind of a monsters mind do some people have??! such torture, those poor souls
:(
 
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