Browsing the "elephants" Tag

Shocking Animal Cruelty Exposed In UK Circus Industry {Video}

July 19th, 2011 | by Shellee Tyler

After watching this video I wanted to share this with everyone. This is just plain cruelty and I will never think of a circus the same way again. At the bottom of this post is a link to causes.com, if this disturbs you as much as me then please take the time to join the cause!


Humans Have a Lot in Common with Elephants, 40-Year Study Finds

June 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Elephants are one of my absolute favorite animals. They are such beautiful, intelligent-seeming creatures. They are so gentle. And they move so gracefully forward, IMHO. Now, the results of a 40-year social behavioral study of elephants show that humans and elephants actually have a ton in common


Baby Elephant Sneezes, Scares Himself, Hides Behind Mom {VIDEO}

June 3rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is too cute :D. This little baby elephant apparently sneezes, scares him/herself (or gets scared by the people laughing.. or both), and then runs and hides behind his/her mother. Adorable. A good follow-up to our post yesterday on the charging baby elephant


Baby Elephant Charging {VIDEO}

June 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Too cute. This little charging baby elephant is either having a little playful fun or thinks s/he is a little bigger or more frightening than s/he is. :D Check it out & enjoy!


Animal Circuses to be Banned in UK after Animal Cruelty Exposed?

April 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Well, here's some good news out of the UK. As I shared on here recently and have from time to time, circus animals often live quite inhumane lives. Undercover footage (below) of the horrible treatment inflicted upon 59-year-old Asian elephant Anne, part of a UK travelling circus, brought this fact to the eyes of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Anne, who has been in captivity for 50 years, was recently kicked or hit hard with a metal pitchfork 48 times over the course of 3 and a half weeks a recent undercover investigation by Animal Defenders International found (and filmed). Northamptonshire police and the RSPCA subsequently investigated the situation as a result of this video. (Note that she is repeatedly beat in here back right knee -- she has arthritis.)


Rock Quarry Could Permanently Transform Elephant Migration

July 7th, 2009 | by Ruedigar Matthes

A new road is needed in the Kenyan Osupuku Conservancy. And strong stone is needed for the road. A Chinese corporation, Sinohydro, owns a rock quarry, which offers the best stones to build a strong road; a road which wouldn't need repairs for a long time. However, the rock quarry poses a threat to the aboriginal wildlife of the region


Dumbo Behind Bars: Elephant-Sized Controversy Arises Over Captive Elephants

June 23rd, 2009 | by Ruedigar Matthes

For years and years parents have taken their children to zoos to see exotic animals, animals that they don't get to see everyday. They want to see lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! High on the the list of animals to be seen are elephants, nature's gentle giants. These cute, (hardly) cuddly animals are the largest of the land mammals. But all of that could change. Elephants could be removed from zoos forever if In Defense of Animals (IDA) and a handful of scientists and activists get their way



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