So many things to say today.
There is an elephant who deperately needs our help. Nosey the African elephant is with Liebling Family circus in Florida, right now they are in Mount Dora, this outfit violates animal welfare regulations on a regular basis. There is a signed affidavit about a trainer turning the lights off during the show, tying all 4 of her legs down and beating her with bullhooks, and encouraging other circus workers to join in using sledge hammers and shovels. Please, read the action alert at the end of this email.
The situation is dire. The Fish and Wildlife Commission and Governor Crist need to hear there is an outcry in order for Nosey to be confiscated. There have been many instances where elephants in these constant abusive situations go berserk. This happened with Janet an elephant in Palm Bay, FL. when she was giving 11 children rides on her back, Janet was shot 27 times. My dad’s friend was one of the policeman who shot her, he found out that they had sold her baby to another circus the day before. It is just a matter of time before Nosey reaches her breaking point, she currently is forced to give rides to children in Mount Dora.
For teachers and others who work with kids:
This calls for children or youth to get together to videotape a short message (1-2 minutes) like a commercial, showing their art work or murals or letters to the Fish and Wildlife Commision (FWC) and simply urge Governor Crist and the FWC Commision to take action and confiscate Nosey the elephant, prosecute the circus to the full extent of the law and to ban them from being able to own/use elephants again. This is an opportunity to be creative with getting your message across. If you cannot videotape, how about a photo of your group/class/pets club holding up a sign asking for Nosey to be rescued from her daily torment ?
Please, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and Governor Crist Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com. and to email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org I know most schools have video cameras in the media center that are used for announcements. In this modern age it’s much easier to email videos, I could post the video-taped message on the HERO site to educate others about Nosey’s plight and to urge the FWC to confiscate her and prosecute the circus to the full extent of the law. Please, read the full story on the Action Alert below.
This is a great opportunity for children and youth to make a real difference in a very sad elephant’s life, I hope you can help.
Direct line # 561-676-0633
See Tim Gorski’s (from Rattle the Cage) 2 minute video about humane
For the rest of us: Send a note to Rodney Baretto, chair of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Ken Haddad, the commission’s executive director and urge them to confiscate Nosey immediately and prosecute the circus to the fullest extent of the law, including revoking Liebel’s license to possess elephants.