Elephants are not meant to be held captive. They are not meant to perform. They are not meant to balance on balls or barrels. They are not meant to stand on their heads. They are not meant to give massages, or play basketball, or catch apples in their mouths.
They are meant to be in the wild with their grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and cousins, free to live as nature intends, doing what they choose to do, each and every day.
If you care about the welfare of elephants as much as I do, share this video with as many people as you can. It's a simple yet powerful way to raise awareness of the plight of performing elephants. Every single view has the power to open someone's eyes to the heartlessness of captive performance - and to make someone think twice before supporting this exploitative practice.
Be sure to also visit www.whatelephantslike.org, which just launched today in honor of World Elephant Day. You'll discover a whimsical 3-D site as well as our children's book, "What Elephants Like" (in animated, print, and coloring-book style)! This book is a fantastic tool to teach compassion to the young generation. I have shared it with my daughter; I hope you'll share it with someone you care about, too.
For the protection - and celebration - of elephants, today and every day ...
Keep Wildlife in the Wild,
Adam PS - Want to find out how you can do more to save elephants and learn about the work Born Free is doing on their behalf? Check out http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9e_elephants.phpand http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/elephants/.