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MFE provides information and links to efforts working on the ground in Africa and Asia, as well as locally in Massachusetts. These resources help you take effective action by contacting government officials and providing financial support to organizations aligned with saving elephants.

End Happy The Elephant’s 10 Years of Solitary Confinement

The Bronx Zoo has been given the shameful title of the 5th worst zoo for elephants in the country. The New York Times calls Happy the Bronx Zoo’s loneliest elephant. That’s because this highly intelligent and social being is one of the only zoo elephants in the entire United States who is being held alone. And it looks like her living conditions won’t change anytime soon unless we do something about it.

Natural Bridge Zoo: Asha Deserves a “Beautiful” Life

Beautiful, formerly known as Asha, the elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia, has known suffering her entire life. Orphaned and sold, she has been denied a life in her natural environment with her family. It has been forever since she has known freedom or genuine love. Please take action to send Beautiful to an accredited elephant sanctuary so she can finally experience near freedom in a rich habitat with other elephants.

Protect Wild Animals Used In Traveling Shows

S. 2251 prohibits the use of elephants, big cats, primates, bears, and giraffes in traveling acts in Massachusetts. These acts subject highly intelligent, social animals to coercive and abusive treatment and near-constant travel where they are deprived of exercise and the ability to express their most basic, natural behaviors. These acts also present public safety dangers, putting attendees at risk of being physically attacked and of contracting zoonotic diseases.

Attention Elephant Lovers: Urgent Action Needed

Thank you for your steadfast advocacy of elephants worldwide and here in Massachusetts. We would
like to update you on the current status of the two pieces of elephant protection legislation currently
under consideration on Beacon Hill.

Help Ban Trophy Hunting

Hey, I just signed the petition “Government: Ban Trophy Hunting” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 200 signatures and we need more support. Thanks!

Glenna

What You Can Do Now:

  • Never buy or sell ivory, no matter its age. All ivory is “blood Ivory.” Every piece—no matter how old or small—represents unspeakable brutality, terror, and grief.
  • Never attend circuses or shows that use elephants. Elephants who perform have been force-trained as babies using fear and pain.
  • Never patronize zoos where elephants do not have adequate space to roam and the company of other elephants in a temperate climate.
  • Never ride an elephant. Their spines are spiky and fragile and the training to break them is brutal.
  • Educate your relatives, friends, co-workers, and local businesses about elephants in peril.
  • Encourage them to take a stand against circuses, traveling shows, fairs, and exotic animal shows.
  • Support legislation that bans the use of exotic animals (or any animal) in traveling shows, etc.
  • Support legislation to ban the use of the bull hook and chains on elephants.
  • Support local bans—start one if there is not one already in place!
  • Adopt/foster an elephant from refuges/sanctuaries.
  • Please click here to take action to help pass this important animal welfare legislation.

International Candlelight Vigil4Elephants

Massachusetts for Elephants is co-sponsoring this event to honor and mourn the 50 elephants who died in captivity in 2021.

The International Candlelight Vigil4Elephants serves to honor these extraordinary beings and their birthright of freedom. This event is an offering of remembrance and a call to walk gently upon the Earth with compassion and respect for all who share our one planet.

Please join us on January 15, 2022, at 10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST, and 1:00 pm EST.

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