There are certain times when people need to come together – such as times when innocent beings require the compassion of others to fight for them. Anne the elephant is in need of your help right now. She has been waiting patiently for well over 15 years to live the life she deserves.
You see, according to a petition on Care2, Anne was actually rescued from the Bobby Robert’s circus back in 2011. She was temporarily taken to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. This would allow her time to regain her strength before being introduced into a sanctuary with other elephants. There’s just one problem though, actually, two problems. One, that temporary arrangement became permanent. Anne has been at Longleat far longer than she should have been. Second, she has been living all alone with no social interaction – which is a HUGE part of elephant life.
Elephants are extremely social in nature, even grieving the dead and forming strong bonds with their young. This intelligent girl has suffered silently for 16 years and it’s time to take a stand and get her to a sanctuary where she can finally have the company of her own kind.
Urge Longleat to release Anne to the Elephant Haven in France so she can make new elephant friends. Anne can’t speak for herself, so she needs you to be her voice. Please sign the petition and share it across all your social media so Longleat knows that Anne has a strong community of people looking out for her and holding them accountable. We look forward to the day that Anne can socialize, roam, and find comfort with an adopted elephant family.
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