Revisiting an important blog, posted by Carol. Are mahouts to blame for elephant cruelty? Not necessarily. Mahouts are underpaid, devalued, and lack education for caring for elephants. We don’t place blame on the mahouts – we give them the tools and education to make a positive difference in the lives of elephants.
In addition to the large numbers of illegal poaching, legal poaching is a concern in some areas of Africa. Currently, elephants are fleeing from Namibia, Zambia, and Angola – where elephant poaching is legal – to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Elephants fear for their lives and are forced to find safe areas for refuge. Click here to read more.
We are so grateful for The Animal Rescue Site and the generous donor who set up the fundraiser for fencing for ERNA. Each donation is DOUBLED for the greatest impact. Thank you to everyone who is supporting and contributing to this helpful fundraiser.
Due to the elephant poaching pandemic, reports have shown that 98% of female elephants in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa are tuskless. Researchers fear that the entire species of African elephants will eventually be born without tusks – leaving them safe from poachers, but defenseless to natural threats.
Last Tuesday, people all over the world donated to charities and causes to add a touch of philanthropy to the holiday shopping season. In honor of Giving Tuesday, please consider donating in support of Elephant Refuge North America — to help provide a home for elephants to thrive. Donate today at: elephantaidinternational.org/support
Are you shopping on Amazon this holiday season? If so, please consider using AmazonSmile in support of Elephant Aid International. When you shop at smile.amazon.com and select EAI, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to EAI. Give gifts to your loved ones while helping elephants in need. You shop, Amazon gives, and elephants smile!