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@Regrann from @vetpaw - If you think China and other Asian countries are the only countries driving the demand, you're wrong. The world must unite and end the demand. Counter-poaching teams can only slow the bleeding for so long. It's time for the U.K. and the U.S. to step up and end their involvement in the trade.

#Repost @cristinakitty11 (@get_repost)
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Rp/follow @forestelephantfoundation - UK named as world's largest legal Ivory exporter. A new trade analysis reveals that Britain was the world's largest exporter of legal Ivory between 2010 and 2015. Not only did UK export more Ivory than anyone else to Hong Kong and China - which are considered smuggling hotspots for 'blood ivory' - it also sold on 370% more Ivory than the next highest exporter, the USA. The UK Government must ban the Ivory trade completely and immediately to help conserve the few elephants we have left. Please share the news. Source: Convention on International Trade in endangered species (CITES) / The Guardian. ---------------------------
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@Regrann from @dr.evanantin - #WorldElephantDay 🐘 #Thailand #2011 If you have any interest in elephants then please continue reading...I usually keep my posts positive on purpose, but this is something that is too important to me, so apologies for this sad post....but it must be shared. -
Did you know that most young Asiatic ‪#‎elephants‬ in the tourism trade have gone through a process called "phajaan"? Phajaan is a term that means to crush the elephants spirit, or to separate the spirit from the body. As babies, they take them away from their mothers and put them in a tiny cage, big enough only for them to stand but not sit or move around at all. Then they're literally beaten, for days on end, in the most cruel ways possible. -
The elephant trunk is so sensitive, and it's how they eat and explore the world. But during phajaan, they'll often be encouraged to stick out their trunks to smell or investigate something, but then their trunks are beaten with bats and spears and whips. The elephants are deprived of food, poked with sticks and blades, kicked, and screamed at. They play terrible mind games with them. It's a truly awful, horrible thing. The idea, in the end, is to crush this animal's spirit so much that they are just an empty shell who will listen to every command...and then they are sold to tour operators for elephant rides and treks and the illegal logging industry. -
This individual at @elephantnaturepark barely survived Phajaan and has suffered femoral and hip fractures from abuse and injuries sustained in the illegal logging trade...If you know someone going to ‪#‎SoutheastAsia‬ soon please share this post and the link in my bio. @thetravelmuse produced this video to represent the horrors of Phajaan and share some of its survivor's stories. ‪
#wildlife #saveourelephants #wildvet #wildlifeconservation #conservation #thailand #elephantconservation #elephantnaturepark #asiaticelephant #iloveelephants #wildvet #tusk

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#WorldElephantDay was last week but every day is a wonderful day to celebrate these magnificent creatures 🐘❤️@brianpatrickwilliams and I spent a day outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a couple weeks ago volunteering at a sanctuary for orphaned, injured, and endangered elephants and boy was it WORK! But so rewarding - so much goes into caring for these elephants each and every day and it was a beautiful experience. The elephant in the first picture is Dang - poachers captured her as a little elephant, cut half her leg off to make into a coffee table, and set her free again. When the sanctuary found her they made her a prosthetic leg and our guide showed us a video of the day Dang first walked on her new leg - she was flapping her ears and trumpeting with joy. WATERWORKS 😭This was one of the most special days of my life - and I'm so happy I got to share it with Brian 😘

Thank you all for viewing my #elephant post from yesterday, #worldelephantday, and I'm so thrilled you really care about these majestic creatures like I do!
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@thetravelmuse also cares deeply for elephants and she produced this incredibly moving video about Phajaan (*link in my bio*) - the disgusting process in which Asiatic Elephants are brutally emotionally & physically tortured at a young age in efforts to crush their spirits and force them to perform in the tourism industry; FYI today's post is just a "trailer" to that video. Please follow the link in my bio to watch the full video to learn more about the truths & horrors of what Elephants endure for the tourism industry in #southeastasia and share with anyone interested in elephants and/or travelling to SE Asia.
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@thetravelmuse is truly amazing at what she does and I'm so thankful that she utilizes her skills to make a difference in the world and give a voice to the voiceless. Please help us both to spread this valuable message and share this video! @ollenatto
#phajaan #tourism #helpourelephants #saveourelephants #wildlife #conservation #education #awareness #🐘

Please, if you plan a vacation to where elephant rides are offered, for the sake of the elephants, do NOT ride them. Thank you.💙
If you would like to learn about why riding elephants is a cruel biz, Google the word "Phaajan .
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#Repost @cristinakitty11
If you're planning a trip to Sri Lanka, you need to watch this!
Rp from @familybitestravel - Today is #worldelephantday. WE need to spread the message of 'Save the Asian Elephants' @stae_elephants!!! If you care about elephants please watch this video. You can HELP these beautiful animals RIGHT NOW. PLEASE VISIT THE LINK IN THE BIO..
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#elephants #elephant #asianelephants #seeasia #bethechange #dobetter #savetheasianelephant #ethicaltravel #traveltheworld #worldschooling #travelwithkids #saveelephants #phajaan #betheirvoice #banthesaddle #dontrideelephants #elephantrides #learn #help
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A belated happy #WorldElephantDay everyone!

Last Saturday was #WorldElephantDay and I was lucky enough to spend the day with these guys!

Please, if you plan a vacation to where elephant rides are offered, for the sake of the elephants, do NOT ride them. Thank you.💙
If you would like to learn about why riding elephants is a cruel biz, Google the word "Phaajan .
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#Repost @cristinakitty11
If you're planning a trip to Sri Lanka, you need to watch this!
Rp from @familybitestravel - Today is #worldelephantday. WE need to spread the message of 'Save the Asian Elephants' @stae_elephants!!! If you care about elephants please watch this video. You can HELP these beautiful animals RIGHT NOW. PLEASE VISIT THE LINK IN THE BIO..
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#elephants #elephant #asianelephants #seeasia #bethechange #dobetter #savetheasianelephant #ethicaltravel #traveltheworld #worldschooling #travelwithkids #saveelephants #phajaan #betheirvoice #banthesaddle #dontrideelephants #elephantrides #learn #help
From @inajordanart facebook

Tiger | Dream Kabini
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The monsoons of 2012 will truly be my most memorable in the jungles of my beloved Kabini purely for this special sighting which left me in tears even after 15 years and more than hundreds of Tiger sightings in the South Indian jungles. We had stayed in a beautiful forest rest house adjoining an elephant camp. It was 6 in the morning when I was having Tea in my bed that I heard a few camp elephants trumpeting crazily and this was very unusual. I jumped out of bed to the cacophony of Chital and Langur alarm calls. Then I realised this was not the camp elephants but a wild herd of 4 Elephants which had a tiny calf about 2 months old in its midst. That was when I knew the big male Tiger was in the area as he had a nasty reputation of hunting down elephant calves. I picked up my sister who was still asleep and we jumped in the government safari vehicle and parked just about 50 metres from the camp.
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The monsoon rain was trickling down from my face, but I was least bothered as i had not seen a Tiger for nearly two months and the prospect of seeing one in the greens kept me going. My sister had never seen a Tiger after spending nearly 10 years in the Jungle and she had given up hopes as usual. And then the beast made his way out of the thicket in the open greens. He simply was the biggest Tiger I had seen in Kabini in all these years. He was pestered by the flies as he had a Sambar kill nearby and after polishing off the remains he was out to secure the boundaries of his territory. He came so close to the Jeep that I had to reverse quite a bit to fit him. He roared and marked a few trees before vanishing into the undergrowth again. And when I looked back at my sister I saw her in complete shock and tears rolling down her cheeks. Her first Tiger after all the wait was the most majestic sight ever. Still get goosebumps thinking about this sighting. This image made its way in a few prestigious calendars and a magazine.
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@Regrann from @dr.evanantin - #WorldElephantDay 🐘 #Thailand #2011 If you have any interest in elephants then please continue reading...I usually keep my posts positive on purpose, but this is something that is too important to me, so apologies for this sad post....but it must be shared. -
Did you know that most young Asiatic ‪#‎elephants‬ in the tourism trade have gone through a process called "phajaan"? Phajaan is a term that means to crush the elephants spirit, or to separate the spirit from the body. As babies, they take them away from their mothers and put them in a tiny cage, big enough only for them to stand but not sit or move around at all. Then they're literally beaten, for days on end, in the most cruel ways possible. -
The elephant trunk is so sensitive, and it's how they eat and explore the world. But during phajaan, they'll often be encouraged to stick out their trunks to smell or investigate something, but then their trunks are beaten with bats and spears and whips. The elephants are deprived of food, poked with sticks and blades, kicked, and screamed at. They play terrible mind games with them. It's a truly awful, horrible thing. The idea, in the end, is to crush this animal's spirit so much that they are just an empty shell who will listen to every command...and then they are sold to tour operators for elephant rides and treks and the illegal logging industry. -
This individual at @elephantnaturepark barely survived Phajaan and has suffered femoral and hip fractures from abuse and injuries sustained in the illegal logging trade...If you know someone going to ‪#‎SoutheastAsia‬ soon please share this post and the link in my bio. @thetravelmuse produced this video to represent the horrors of Phajaan and share some of its survivor's stories. ‪
#wildlife #saveourelephants #wildvet #wildlifeconservation #conservation #thailand #elephantconservation #elephantnaturepark #asiaticelephant #iloveelephants #wildvet #tusk

@Regrann from @vetpaw - If you think China and other Asian countries are the only countries driving the demand, you're wrong. The world must unite and end the demand. Counter-poaching teams can only slow the bleeding for so long. It's time for the U.K. and the U.S. to step up and end their involvement in the trade.

#Repost @cristinakitty11 (@get_repost)
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Rp/follow @forestelephantfoundation - UK named as world's largest legal Ivory exporter. A new trade analysis reveals that Britain was the world's largest exporter of legal Ivory between 2010 and 2015. Not only did UK export more Ivory than anyone else to Hong Kong and China - which are considered smuggling hotspots for 'blood ivory' - it also sold on 370% more Ivory than the next highest exporter, the USA. The UK Government must ban the Ivory trade completely and immediately to help conserve the few elephants we have left. Please share the news. Source: Convention on International Trade in endangered species (CITES) / The Guardian. ---------------------------
#banthetrade #killthetrade #ivory #trade #england #unitedkingdom #shame #news #bbc #poaching #antipoaching #jointheherd #elephants #forestelephants #nature #wildlife #ivorytrade #ivorytrademuststop #saveelephants #conservative #government #ukgovernment #antique #mammals #africa #europe #usa #WorldElephantDay #conservation @conservatives @labour ------------------------
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