API: Updates and Activities to Celebrate Elephants

September 29th, 2007 1:13 pm by mad mags

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 21, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: Updates and Activities to Celebrate Elephants

Alerts at a Glance:

* Get Active for Elephants on Elephant Appreciation Day
– Celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day by learning more about what you can do to help elephants chaos on the net.

* Update: Maggie the Elephant Moves to California
– Find out how your calls and letters have helped improve life for Maggie the elephant story von instagram herunterladen.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** New Circus Elephant Designs at API’s Café Press Store: Make a fashionable statement about how you feel about the cruel use of elephants in the circus egg clock.

National Alert: Get Active For Elephants on Elephant Appreciation Day

There’s no time like the present to get active for elephants. Elephant Appreciation Day, a national day to raise awareness for these majestic animals, is Saturday, September 22. What better time to learn more about how you can help improve their lives, and share this knowledge with friends and family in your community.

API currently works on a variety of elephant issues, particularly the plight of elephants in the circus. In fact, API is a key plaintiff in a lawsuit against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus regarding its treatment of endangered Asian elephants. The lawsuit alleges that the circus violates the Endangered Species Act by abusively training and disciplining elephants with sharp implements such as bullhooks, and by intensively confining and chaining them for prolonged periods.

In captivity, the needs of elephants can never be fully met. It is up to us to advocate for the protection of these elephants, and to work to improve conditions in the wild so that elephants can continue to exist in the natural environments in which they belong.

The Animal Protection Institute offers a variety of resources to help you take action for elephants. So celebrate the elephant on Saturday, and every day of the year.

To find out more about how you can help elephants, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1296&more=1

Alaska/California Alert” Update: Maggie the Elephant Moves to California

Great News! On September 13, the Alaska Zoo board of directors voted unanimously to relocate Maggie the elephant to an elephant sanctuary — the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in San Andreas, CA.

This is fantastic news for Maggie who will soon be leaving a solitary life and cold Alaska winters in favor of milder temperatures, companionship with other elephants, and the many other benefits of life in a true Sanctuary.

PAWS and the Alaska Zoo intend to finalize relocation plans this month, hopefully allowing Maggie to make her move before the Alaska winter sets in. PAWS has agreed to fund the $100,000–$200,000 costs of Maggie’s relocation. Additionally, Bob Barker, of The Price is Right fame, has agreed to donate $750,000 toward her care at PAWS.

Many thanks to everyone who contacted the Zoo board back in May to ask that Maggie be relocated. Your efforts have helped make a wonderful difference for this elephant.

To continue to monitor Maggie’s progress, you can visit PAWS on the web at http://www.pawsweb.org

Other Ways to Help Animals: API’s Café Press Store

API is excited to unveil the newest additions to our Café Press Store: “What Greatest Show on Earth?” This family of designs includes a variety of fashionable statements created to help you show the world how you feel about the cruel use of elephants in the circus.

And when you shop API’s Café Press store, we benefit! API will receive $5 from every clothing item and accessory and $1 from every sticker or single button sold. Shop Today at http://www.cafepress.com/api4animals/3562102

Posted 09/21/07 – Okay to Forward/Crosspost

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