[Ed. Note: Animals are not "actors" who choose their roles. They
are used for profit by animal abusers. Period. Another way to
take action - Tell Santa Ana Zoo And Mayor: No More Elephant Rides, Ever!]
Video released May 7, 2011, by Animal Defenders International
shows the elephant that appears alongside Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson
in the new film Water for Elephants, being beaten and electric-shocked
Movie Star Electric Shocked - Water For Elephants.
Water for Elephants, a romantic drama set in a 1930s animal circus in
the USA, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, is premiering all over
the world this month, with the London Premier last Tuesday. But the biggest star
of the film is 42-year-old Asian elephant Tai, who plays Rosie, supplied by the
performing animal supplier Have Trunk Will Travel, of California.
What You Can Do
- Please contact ADI today and find out how you can speak
up for Tai and all animals being abused in the entertainment
industry. If you live in the UK, please contact
if you live in the U.S. please contact
and ask for a Water for Elephants Letter Writing Pack.
- Boycott this film and tell your family and friends to
take a stand against animal cruelty by only supporting films
without animal actors.
- Leaflet moviegoers at a theater near you to educate them
about the abuse of Tai and other performing animals. Contact
ADI to order leaflets.
- Contact your local theater with a copy of the DVD we can
provide you, and politely ask them to make the right choice
and stop showing the film.
- Contact ADI for a letter writing pack with sample
letters to Water for Elephants actors and movie makers, and
sample letters to the editor to help you raise your voice
for Tai and the other animals abused for entertainment.
- Write a letter to your local paper about Tai’s abuse and
educate the public that animal suffering is never romantic
and it is never entertainment. (Sample letters available in
our letter writing pack.)
- Contact the Director and Producer and politely ask that
they make Water for Elephants the last film they will use
live animal actors. (Contacts and sample letters available
in our letter writing pack.)
- Share the link to the video on your Facebook and other
social networking sites, to spread the word to family and
Thank you for everything you do for animals!