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After years of fighting, there is finally some progress in the fight for Nosey the elephant’s freedom!

Since 1988, Nosey has been beaten, chained, and denied of veterinary care, forced to perform shows and give people rides. Experts say poor Nosey is suffering from arthritis and lameness, related to her captivity. In addition, she heartbreakingly hasn’t made contact with another elephant. To make matters worse, according to animal rights organization, PETA, Nosey’s captor, Hugo Liebel has been cited nearly 200 times for animal welfare violations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

But now, Nosey will soon be moved to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the largest elephant sanctuary in the U.S., after the Lawrence County District Court in Alabama issued a seizure order on Nosey’s behalf!

Nosey will be taken to the sanctuary pending a later trial in Alabama. Multiple concerned citizens called Lawerence County, concerned about Nosey’s care, such as her feed and travel arrangements. Kimberly Carpenter, an animal control officer noted that the Nosey’s trailer was not adequate for the senior elephant’s needs. We are thrilled Nosey will finally be able to relax and recuperate at the Elephant Sanctuary!

Elephants are intelligent and highly social animals. They can use tools, cooperate to solve problems and they can even communicate in a language of over 70 distinct sounds. In nature, elephants spend their entire lives with their families, sometimes in herds of up to 100 elephants. Despite the social nature of elephants, they are often held in captivity in zoos and the entertainment industry in complete isolation, all for the sake of entertainment. Even worse is that many of these elephants were captured as very young calves, stolen from their families, and then locked up in cages for the rest of their lives.

Thankfully, we all have the opportunity to help captive elephants with our actions. By simply refusing to attend any attraction featuring an elephant, you can help lower the demand for their display and help make elephant entertainment a thing of the past!

Image Source: PETA

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69 comments on “FINALLY! Nosey the Elephant Is Heading to a Sanctuary”

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Teresa Aduddell
1 Months Ago

set this baby free, she has been in chains many lifetimes, now, set her free, and those whom enslaved her will now be the enslaved!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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richard
1 Months Ago

great news


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richard
1 Months Ago

how awesome i have been signing everything for her for years


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Angie
1 Months Ago

Can someone PLEASE confirm she is moved and safe at this sanctuary. I am hearing very troubling reports that this is a scam to get money and the sanctuary is horrible. Can someone in the area visit and tell us, post it???????


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JW
17 Nov 2017

Hello Angie,

The owners/abusers the Libels are spreading those rumors to discredit the sanctuary and the decision. The sanctuary has been in existence since ~1995 and is accredited by the USDA and the state of Tennessee. You may go to their website to learn all about them!

Lynne McDonald
1 Months Ago

Nosey explores The Sanctuary’s habitat for the first time.


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Ana Luisa Luque M
1 Months Ago

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!


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Jennifer
1 Months Ago

So super excited! We have been trying for years, and this is an excellent sanctuary! Can\'t wait for videos!


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Marlene Gras
1 Months Ago

We have to make sure she stays there!!!


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Carole Rosalie
1 Months Ago

It's about time. Now she can live out her days as an elephant should in a beautiful sanctuary.


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Rhonda Schiele Hogan
1 Months Ago

I hope and pray that she gets to stay here. What a great place!


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