Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Elephant Sanctuary

Hey Everyone. Please read this post to the end.
For a while now I have been reading about the amazing people and elephants in Hohenwald, Tennessee. The Elephant Sanctuary
It is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. Quoting from the site:

"The Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons:
To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and a heated barn for cold winter nights.
To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures."

The first time I stumbled on it, I read everything there was to read over there and being an animal lover, cried over it. I think if I had won the lottery, most of it would go towards helping animals. Unfortunatelly, by myself I can not donate enough to them, but what I can do is to tell you guys about them and to ask each of you to write a post in your blogs where you ask your readers to write a post as well. If 100 of you will write a post and 100 of your readers will do the same - that's 1000 people right there in a matter of a day. And if we take this up one more level, that's 1 million. If each donates at least a dollar - do the math. I know that we can not help everyone and everything that needs help in this world, but we should at least try. It will take you no more that a minute to do a post, but that minute can and probably will help save an elephant's life. Let's see what we can accomplish here shall we?

This is Tarra - one of the residents of the Sanctuary

Quote: "elephants are majestic creatures who are highly intelligent, complex, social, and sensitive individuals. In the wild, elephants are migratory, walking 30 to 50 miles each day, and form intricate family structures. They grieve for their dead in a more-than-instinctive way. They show humor and express compassion for one another with intense interactions. The reality of their lives in captivity is that many are in chains up to 18 hours a day. They are enclosed in steel pens -- often alone -- broken and controlled by fear and intimidation."

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Carol said...

Hia Lara, just wanted to say you asked me to add your blog and site to my blog role which i did and said you would add mine which you haven't??? Any problem?

Artists With Artitude said...

Hope all is well too. Very interesting post. I added you ages ago :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just dropping by to wish to you and yours a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Anonymous said...

I love those elephants. Very sweet!! Cambria

Anonymous said...

It great to see natural habitat refuges for these animals we have abused them for long enough, it is a shame that it comes to having to keep them there even for their own good.