It’s time to give back, and this year we’re giving to someone who helps out some big friends. We’re helping Elephants.
So, from September 15, 2010 to September 15, 2011, 5% of all gross proceeds from Pets are Talking will go to The Elephant Sanctuary at Hohenwald, Tennesee.
The Elephant Sanctuary is the largest natural wildlife habitat for elephants in the United States. They take in elephants from circuses and zoos; elephants that are too old or injured or sick. These elephants get to live in social groups with other elephants. They get to live like elephants in the wild do. And they get the food and medical care they need to live out their lives in peace.
The reality for many elephants in captivity is that they are chained by their feet for 18 hours a day. They live alone in stalls by themselves. Some of them never see another elephant. They are forced to entertain us by people with bullhooks. They are controlled by fear and intimidation.
Elephants are some of the most sensitive and intelligent creatures in the wild, and we treat them badly. No elephant asks to be taken away from its herd. None of them ask to be locked up. The least we can do is give them a safe place to live out their years, until it’s made illegal for elephants to be treated this way.
The Elephant Sanctuary was awarded a 4-star rating by CharityNavigator.com, which means the vast majority of their funds are used for the elephants and not used up in administrative expenses. And unlike the US Humane Society, the executive director of the Elephant Sanctuary only has a salary of $35,000 a year.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting The Elephant Sanctuary, or whatever animal charity touches your heart.
To donate directly to The Elephant Sanctuary, click HERE.