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Saving abused elephants: from Circus to Sanctuary

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owner profile imageTime Is Running Out For The Elephants
August 06, 2017

I’d like to thank everyone for their generous donations to provide sanctuary for India’s circus elephants. Wildlife SOS is currently in first  See more

BENEFITING: Wildlife SOS

ORGANIZER: Wildlife SOS

EVENT: Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: Jul 11, 2017

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THE STORY:

Wildlife SOS wrote -

Behind the bright lights and colorful costumes, the circus hides a devastating secret. Performing elephants, stolen from the wild as babies, and then beaten into submission, stand mournfully swaying with their tightly shackled feet fixed in their own filth. Showtime. The bull-hook scars on their emaciated bodies are hidden beneath garishly coloured costumes and they are lead by fear into the circus ring to perform uncomfortable and dangerous tricks for the amusement of a naive audience. The circus is supposed to be entertaining – but there is nothing funny about pain, there is nothing amusing about cruelty, and there is nothing amazing about an animal being forced to do something for fear of torture. Suffering is no joke. Abuse is not entertainment.  

In 2015, Wildlife SOS launched its circus elephant campaign, with the bold declaration that we would be rescuing every last elephant suffering quietly in India’s circuses.  We’ve already rescued 8 and the current estimate is that there may be another 50 elephants still waiting to be rescued.   Once rescued, the elephants will have the safety, care and protection of the Wildlife SOS sanctuary – and the freedom to be elephants, not entertainers.   Even though illegal, circuses still profit from keeping elephants and we don’t intend to give up until we rescue all of them. We need YOUR help to save the remaining elephants and to help them recover from decades of torture.     


Show your support for Wildlife SOS’ circus elephant rescues. Let’s make this the greatest show of compassion on earth. 

$1,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Pelosi

    $50

  • Help An Elephant

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vanessa Favero

    $10

  • Anne Palmer

    $10

  • Nancy Nortell

    $25

  • Sebastian Misha Emma Lola Lucy

    $25

  • L.A. Barber

     

  • Rita Paraboo

    $50

  • KJK

    $5

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joan Hunter

    $5

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vicky Miller

     

  • Mike Mahler

    $25

  • Connie Graham

    $5

  • Pat Hashimoto

    $50

  • Bhushan

    $25

  • Elise Elswood

    $500

  • Sharon K Massey

    $5

  • JP

    $50

  • Patricia (Pat) Miller

    $10

  • Louisa J

    $40

  • Chandler Derby

    $5

  • R Lee

     

  • Melinda & Tim Mastenbrook

    $25

  • Kim Stewart

     

  • Brenda

    $10

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225% Raised of$500 Goal

The Team: $174,394 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Wildlife SOS

Amount Raised

$114,629

 

57% Raised of$200,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kartick Satyanarayan

Amount Raised

$39,124

Fundraiser Title

Geeta Seshamani

Amount Raised

$2,080

Fundraiser Title

Lavanya Raju

Amount Raised

$1,945

Fundraiser Title

Greta Palmer

Amount Raised

$1,591

 

91% Raised of$1,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Four Eyes Club

Amount Raised

$1,540

Fundraiser Title

Harendra Singh

Amount Raised

$1,495

Fundraiser Title

Help An Elephant

Amount Raised

$1,125

 

225% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

Brenda

Brenda

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Kim Stewart

Kim Stewart

2 years ago

Melinda & Tim Mastenbrook

Melinda & Tim Mastenbrook

DONATION: $25

Michelle M. Freeman made me aware of this campaign. 2 years ago

R Lee

R Lee

In memory of Naka and all other young elephant victims of EEHV ... 2 years ago

Chandler Derby

Chandler Derby

DONATION: $5

2 years ago

Louisa J

Louisa J

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Patricia (Pat) Miller

Patricia (Pat) Miller

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

JP

JP

DONATION: $50

I sob with joy at every rescue video. Go get them all! 2 years ago

Sharon K Massey

Sharon K Massey

DONATION: $5

Elephant Lives Matter 2 years ago

Elise Elswood

Elise Elswood

DONATION: $500

Saving magnificent intelligent souls from dark places without empathy or compassion- WildlifeSOS is doing the work that needs to be done. 2 years ago