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Originally Posted: April 9, 2012

Urge actors to rescue elephants abused in their movies

[Ed. Note: Please watch No Hollywood Ending for Tai and Rosie.]

FROM Animal Defenders International (ADI)


Contact actors who have been in productions that included abused and tormented elephants "leased" from Have Trunk Will Travel. Urge these people to speak out and help rescue Tai, Rosie and the other elephants and ensure they are send to a sanctuary.

Reese Witherspoon
c/o Evelyn O’Neill, Manager
9111 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Robert Pattinson
c/o Nick Frenkel, Manager
9460 Wilshire Blvd. 7th floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Christoph Waltz
c/o Adam Schweitzer, Agent
825 8th Ave., 26th floor
New York, NY 10019

Kevin James
c/o Jeff Sussman Management
Jeff Sussman, Manager
603 West 115th St., #282
New York, NY 10025

Leslie Bibb
c/o John Carrabino Management
John Carrabino, Manager
5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 406
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Rosario Dawson
c/o Untitled Entertainment
Evan Hainey, Manager
350 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


I am sure you have seen the shocking footage released by Animal Defenders International (ADI), showing the abusive training of Rosie, Tai and other performing elephants at Have Trunk Will Travel.

It has now come to light that Rosie and Tai, the elephant stars of Zookeeper and Water for Elephants, are on the road right now, being forced to perform the same circus tricks which were taught through unacceptable and violent means.

As you know, Zookeeper received a ‘No Animals Were Harmed’ endorsement; however ADI has shown the true, tragic life for Rosie, Tai and the other elephants off the set and behind-the-scenes. It was heart wrenching to see those sensitive elephants being repeatedly shocked and beaten with bull hooks, and hearing Tai cry out after being shocked to make her stand on her head. I was sickened by the poor baby elephant who cried out after being grabbed by the lip with a sharp hook.

These elephants need your voice. If you continue to stay silent, this abuse will go on. You have an opportunity to set a terrible injustice straight. Please don’t miss it, and contact ADI today to see how you can help save Rosie, Tai, Becky, Dixie, and Kitty.

ADI’s office is:
6100 Wilshire Blvd., #1150
Los Angeles, CA 90048
phone (323) 935 2234


Thank you for everything you do for animals!