“Zoos and Elephants”

I fight a battle inside………

A former zoo docent, I heard zoo patrons repeatedly ask about the cruelty of captivity.  I repeatedly gave my speech about good zoos, and keeping endangered species alive and well, often times living many more years than in the wild……..

Then, an article like this one comes along…….and I am shamed and saddened by those who claim to own another being……….

Elephants are not meant for zoos…….they are social beings, with great empathy and intelligence, there is no safe place for them anymore from man…….

I don’t go to circuses anymore, though as a naive child, I loved the elephants.  A traveling circus came to my hometown as a child; the horrors those sentient beings must have endured makes me cringe.

Sanctuaries of freedom and community are the only answers.  No zoo can provide the room and environment these gentle giants crave…….Their gentleness is only conquered after years and years of torture from man.  Then, and only then, are they driven to acts of overwhelming frustration at their plight.

Articles like this dishearten me so………what has evolution done to the minds and hearts of man……..not enough, I’d say………

Please read this story, endorse sanctuary living for elephants, don’t solicit circuses who keep them prisoners……All intelligent beings of our land and our oceans do not want to live their life performing for others……..




About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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