Can you believe it's been 1 year since elephant expert/specialist vet Dr Philip Ensley, who has 30 years clinical experience in zoo and wild animal medicine,and has spent the past fourteen years focused on animal welfare cases involving elephants and other species, wrote his report about Nosey.
In his report Dr. Ensley called Nosey's case
The worst, most prolonged documented example of unalleviated suffering and abuse in an elephant that I have ever reviewed. Nosey is in critical condition, requiring immediate, appropriate veterinary care and relocation to a facility that can provide for her special needs.
You can read & share Dr Philip Ensley's full report on the link below, Assessment and Opinion Concerning the African Elephant "Nosey" ~ Philip K. Ensley (DVM, Dipl. ACZM) March 18th 2014.
Also, in September last year, Dr Philip Ensley and attorneys from the PETA Foundation and its Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE) division attended a meeting with USDA officials, Mr Shea & Dr Gipson, to demand that the agency take Nosey and other crippled elephants off the road.