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August 20, 2017
Why Do American Elephants Need Liberation?
Elephants are held in zoos and circuses to make money for the entertainment industry. They suffer immensely, emotionally and physically. Billy, one of 97 male Elephants held captive in North American zoos and circuses, has lived alone for 28 years at the Los Angeles Zoo. His constant bobbing and swaying are symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found in veterans and prisoners. The Kerulos Center is raising money to establish the All Bull Elephants' Sanctuary (ABES) to rescue and save Billy and other U.S. male Elephants who are in desperate need.
Why Are Male Elephants In Such Need?
All zoo and circus Elephants need sanctuary. But male Elephants (Bulls) have less chance to be saved and most live alone without other Elephants. They are isolated, chained, and punished because they are misunderstood.
Why Do Elephants Get PTSD?
Imagine being torn from your loving family and the only home you have ever known, sold into slavery, and transported thousands of miles to a strange city in another part of the world, and all before you were four years old! When you arrive, you are confined, subjected to abuse and violence, and isolated. For years. And years. This is the way Billy the Elephant has lived since 1989. These traumas cause PTSD.
How You Can Help
You can be part of the solution. Help us raise money for the All Bull Elephants' Sanctuary (ABES) where Billy and other male Elephants can live the rest of their lives with dignity, love, and wellbeing. The Kerulos Center is buying land in the Southeastern United States to establish ABES, the first sanctuary to focus on male Elephants. Please donate today to help the Elephants! By freeing Billy and other Bulls, you will be part of changing the world for Elephants everywhere.
The Kerulos Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 2008. Our vision is to Create a world where Animals live in dignity and freedom. We translate this vision into practice by helping animals in need through research, education, and sanctuary. ABES has two main goals, to provide:
1. A healing refuge and lifetime care for captive-held male Elephants suffering psychological and physical trauma in North American zoos and circuses;
2. An education nexus that brings together scientists and healers to work with at-risk youth, re-entry prisoners, and other underserved communities to galvanize a way of living dedicated to trans-species peace, wellness, and sustainability.
For more information please visit The Kerulos Center's ABES page.