You can help to put an end to the capture of wild elephants by not supporting circuses or zoos and instead supporting sanctuaries that provide homes for the animals once they've been discarded, just as Primarily Primates, run by Friends of Animals, does for primates.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. It is a non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed specifically for old, sick or needy elephants who have been discarded by zoos and circuses. Utilizing more than 2,700 acres, it provides three separate and protected, natural-habitat environments for Asian and African elephants.
In an upcoming issue of Action Line we will have a book review of Carol Bradley's Last Chain on Billie, which will be released in July. It tells the story of one of the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary and how she escaped a miserable life under the Big Top.