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*In a spectacular final demo, Latvian AR group Dzivnieku briviba (Animal Freedom) completed 27 peaceful protests over the summer against Riga Circus and its use of animals – especially the hiring of notorious “trainer” Lars Holscher with African female SONJA (39) and Asian female VANA MANA (43/45/47?). **16 animals, including an elephant (thought to be African female BABY), were seized under accusations of mistreatment from Circus Martin on Sardinia, Italy – the second time this year that the elephant has been impounded.
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Posted: Aug 31 2011, 08:36 PM


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The Elephant Charter
http://www.theelephantcharter.info/

IDA petitions
http://ida.convio.net/site/PageServer

Circuses
http://www.apasfa.org/peti/circuses.html

Elephant petitions at change.org
http://www.change.org/#search/elephants

Pledge to Stop Circus Cruelty
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...rAction&id=3192

Ringling Bros. Elephants
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...rAction&id=3311

Save Elephants: End International Ivory Trade
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/168/639/035/

Re-Introduce HR 2929 the Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/re-introd...on-act-of-1999/

Save the Asian Elephant
http://www.elephantparadelondon.org/petition/

We Need Your Help to Save Elephants
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickTo...IvoryPoaching_F

IFAW - Save the Elephants
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/joi...on_en/index.php

Stop Elephant Rides at California County Fairs
http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-e...ia-county-fairs

Woodland Park Zoo, WA elephants
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5154/p...action_KEY=3519

Free Lucy, Edmonton, Canada
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/freelucy/

No More Elephants for Auckland Zoo
http://www.care2.com/news/member/391221861/2821582

Stop Illegal Elephant Poaching: End the Ivory Trade--CLOSED
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/495/094/481/

Ban Killing Elephants To Feed Prisoners In Zimbabwe--CLOSED
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ban-killi...rs-in-zimbabwe/


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Posted: Sep 1 2011, 02:26 AM


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Thank you, t&tt, for your support and involvement.
You are posting very valuable information, and it is greatly appreciated!



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"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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Petition to save FRIDA, shut in Quilpue Zoo Chile:

"Frida's needs have been ignored and our duty is to require welfare conditions for it, at least, the care required by law ... FRIDA needs urgent diagnosis and treatment, his life is in danger. Quilpué Zoo has shown no capacity or resources to provide welfare and SAG Frida is background to this situation."

http://actuable.es/peticiones/pidele-al-di...sag-salve-frida


FRIDA died on 6 September 2011.
We will be posting more information in due course on her topic on the "Elephant Deaths" forum.


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Posted: Sep 3 2011, 11:49 AM


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Tell the USDA: Remove the Collapsing Elephant from the Ringling Bros. Circus
http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-u...ing-bros-circus


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Petition to prohibit the use of all animals in circuses in Brazil
http://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&l=en&pid=2


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Posted: Sep 12 2011, 05:37 PM


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Tell the USDA to Outlaw the Use of Bullhooks in Circuses and Zoos!
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickTo...hants&pageNum=2

Pledge to help animals in circuses -- for Kids
http://www.petakids.com/pledgeToHelpAnimalsInCircuses.asp

End The Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Circuses
http://action.bornfreeusa.org/site/Survey?...1np6jz2.app305a

Tell the San Diego County Fair to Suspend Cruel Elephant Rides!
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...rAction&id=3748


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Tell Goldstar to Stop Promoting Ringling's Cruel Circus
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...rAction&id=3295

Urge Doumak to Ditch Ringling Sponsorship
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...rAction&id=3318


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Posted: Sep 15 2011, 11:55 PM


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Demand Public Hearings On "National Elephant Center"
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100661215/2945942


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Thank you, t&tt, for keeping us all so well informed - petitions do have power.


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Posted: Sep 16 2011, 06:49 PM


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Free Ramba, the last elephant slave in Chile
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/liberen-a...clavo-en-chile/


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Posted: Sep 17 2011, 06:45 PM


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Save Rosie the Elephant from a Lonely, Freezing Maine Winter
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/160/594/275/


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Posted: Sep 18 2011, 01:50 PM


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Stop More Animals From Suffering at the Manila Zoo
http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-campa...ampaign.id=2904

Take Action to Stop More Animals From Being Transported to the Kiev Zoo
http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-campa...mpaign.id=10576

Shut Down Pakistan's Bahawalpur Zoo!
http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-campa...ampaign.id=9625


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Posted: Sep 20 2011, 01:36 AM


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Bloody Ivory Campaign Petition - Born Free Fndn.
http://www.bloodyivory.org/petition


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Posted: Sep 27 2011, 06:37 PM


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Posted: Sep 28 2011, 09:35 PM


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Help get Sarah the elephant to a sanctuary
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-get-...to-a-sanctuary/

Ban Elephant Polo in India - Sukanya Kadyan
http://www.change.org/petitions/ban-elepha...-sukanya-kadyan

Release Baby Elephants Paloh and Jeli To Sanctuary
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/release-b...i-to-sanctuary/

Hunting Elephant Safari, Price $34,000: help us stop this madness
http://www.theperfectworld.com/petitions/h...ri#signpetition

Act Now To Stop ABC Show Glamorizing Ringling Bros. Circus
http://www.all-creatures.org/alert/alert-20110923.html


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Stop Export of Elephant Calf From Sri Lanka to Philippine Zoo
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/2956098


Stop the Elephant Rides at California County Fairs
http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-e...ia-county-fairs


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Rosie petitions!!!

Tell Maine: Stop Pseudo-sanctuary For Solitary Elephant!
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...rAction&id=1977

Tell USDA: Stop Pseudo-sanctuary For Solitary Elephant! [Vilsack & Woodcock]
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...rAction&id=1980

Tell USDA: Stop Pseudo-sanctuary For Solitary Elephant! [Parham]
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...rAction&id=2029


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Thank you, t&tt, for keeping us all up to date.

Hope Elephants seems to be indicating that it is in some way connected with the mission and work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
I have asked them for clarification.


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Posted: Oct 21 2011, 01:14 PM


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Tell USDA: Protect Elephants And The Public From Tuberculosis (TB)
http://ida.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/enewscenter

Redirect from s4e post in Eles & TB: http://z13.invisionfree.com/Elephant_Comme...ndpost&p=372351


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Posted: Oct 23 2011, 10:23 PM


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Florida - Take Action To Hold National Elephant Center Accountable
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...rAction&id=1973


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Posted: Oct 24 2011, 09:44 PM


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President of Nepal:
Please Ban Cruel Elephant Rides

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action...&ea.client.id=5

Governor of Phuket Province, Thailand:
Urge the zoo to stop bringing in new animals from the wild and to adopt better living conditions for those already housed there

http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-actio...news~c=papenews


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Posted: Nov 3 2011, 04:47 PM


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IDA Gives Cole Bros. Circus Its Worst Year Ever

Submit form at bottom of this page to ask USDA to continue enforcement against circus

https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...rAction&id=1999


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Posted: Nov 5 2011, 07:06 PM


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China - stop the killing of elephants and rhinos across Africa!
Petitioning Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Wen JIabao
http://www.change.org/petitions/china-stop...s-across-africa


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Posted: Nov 6 2011, 12:20 AM


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Please copy and paste this and email to all your acquaintances. THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL! Letter source is PAWS.
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Please take two minutes to send the letter below to your congressperson. And then forward to your friends. This needs to go viral to help the animals! Best to mail but email at the very least. Thank you!!!

Re: New (Nov 2nd) TEAPA, HR 3359 bill in congress to help elephants and circus animals. News article: http://tiny.cc/teapa1.

Find your zip code+4 - http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/
Find Your Representative (upper right corner) - http://www.house.gov/ & contact them via their webform/email.

Please copy, paste, add your rep's name & sign:


Dear Representative,

I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the United States. I am writing in favor of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA).

Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement - unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded onto trailers and train cars.

A circus animal's life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and demeaning tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, "hook", and shock animals.

Countries around the world, and cities across the country, have recognized the importance of banning non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals in the United States.

Sincerely,


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Posted: Nov 6 2011, 02:53 AM


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Urge Chick-fil-A to Pull Cruel Elephant Ad!
Despite being informed about the cruelty inherent in using elephants and other wild animals in advertising, Chick-fil-A continues to run a commercial featuring an elephant. The elephant was reportedly provided by notorious exhibitor Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT)....
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=d...&autologin=true


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Posted: Nov 9 2011, 01:43 AM


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The 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors: BAN elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-22nd-d...ego-county-fair


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Posted: Nov 12 2011, 04:35 AM


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Send Iringa, Toka & Thika to the PAWS Sanctuary Without Further Delay
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/send-irin...-further-delay/


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Posted: Nov 15 2011, 12:52 AM


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Emotional abuse to elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/emotional...hant-sanctuary/

PLEASE Reunite Tarra the Elephant with her friend, Carol Buckley
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Unite-Tar...-Carol-Buckley/


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Posted: Nov 16 2011, 01:17 PM


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Tell Mayor Villaraigosa: Remove Los Angeles Zoo Veterinarian Who Supports
Cruel And Illegal Elephant Training


https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocac...E3BIeA.facebook

Posted also in Zoo Elephants: http://z13.invisionfree.com/Elephant_Comme...ndpost&p=487235


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Posted: Nov 18 2011, 01:33 AM


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Action Needed to pass HR 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act!

http://breakthechainus.com/action-needed-t...protection-act/


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