One of the reasons why I, like many others, feel such a deep affection for elephants is that they have so many human-like qualities. Elephant behavior has been well researched, and it is clear they possess a level of emotional and social complexity not seen in other...read more
Elephant lovers around the world are rejoicing with the recent news that Sunder, a 14-year old elephant who has been kept in solitary, chained confinement for seven years at the Jyotiba Temple in India, was ordered to be released to a sanctuary in Bangalore by the...read more
March for Elephants may be primarily about the elephant, but we do not discriminate. We are dedicated to the lives and welfare of all animals and were particularly moved by the story of Marius, beautifully told by blogger, Lori Sirianni. It’s not every day that a...read more
Dear Elephant, I write to you at the end of the year 2013, a year during which 35,000 of your kind were slaughtered – 96 a day and one every 15 minutes … all for trinkets. All for ivory trinkets. I wonder … As one year merges with the next and as humans celebrate the...read more
It’s that time of year again when the circus rolls into town. Families clamor for tickets, and it’s no secret that elephants are the main attraction. Last August, I took my two daughters to the circus when it stopped in Oakland, CA. But I didn’t take them to munch on...read more
As we consider all the things we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, let’s not forget the majestic elephant. With the species in peril of extinction in only a decade, here’s a reminder of the many reasons we are thankful for their presence and why we need to safeguard...read more
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