Earlier this week I was once again on a plane. My mission was to assist in animal control officer training. The more an officer knows about elephants, the better equipped they are to protect elephants and the public.
The officers were seriously interested in the information provided. From my assessment, their new knowledge will enhance their ability to identify elephant suffering.
Animal control officers are on the front lines. In some cases, they are a performing elephants’ only empowered champion. The more informed these officers are, the greater their chances are of protecting performing elephants in their jurisdiction.