A New Low in the War on Elephants - 36 Wild Baby Elephants Captured
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org


Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN)
December 2014

[NOTE form All-Creatures.org: Also see Friends of Animals and Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force ask U.S. to condemn exportation of baby elephants]


baby elephantI am writing with a heavy heart after learning of the capture and kidnapping of 36 baby elephants from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Please do everything in your power to stop the sale and exportation of these elephants.

Young elephants like these are heavily reliant on their mothers. Being torn away from them is not only traumatic but also life-threatening. Indeed, one of the captured elephants has already died.

Ambassador H.E Ammon M. Mutembwa
1608 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
phone (202) 332-7100
fax 202-483-9326.
[email protected]


Elephants are highly social and emotionally complex animals who live in herds. Female elephants stay with their mothers for their entire lives, while males stay with their matriarchal herds well past 10 years of age before joining a juvenile male herd. Disruptions to these relationships are detrimental to the species as a whole.

The species’ existence is already in peril, and the kidnapping of 36 young elephants only further endangers the declining population. With rumors of planned captures in the works that would orphan hundreds more baby elephants, there is no time to waste.Zimbabwe officials have not taken action despite an international outcry.

You are in a unique position of influence to express to your compatriots in Zimbabwe that their refusal to act is marring the image of their country as compassionate people across the world are outraged.

Please do what is right for animal welfare and for conservation by doing everything in your power to stop the additional capture of innocent elephants and to ensure that the 35 who are currently slated to be exported are quickly rehabilitated and released.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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