Monday, 30 June 2014

As a thank you to all who have said thank you for the work we have carried out . .

We seem to have had a whole host of thank you's messaged to us this weekend, and for these we would like to say ' it has been our absolute pleasure to help, give or encourage you, your animals and loved ones to have a choice and a voice towards a healthier path in life'






Yet another Thank you . . .


"Just a wee note of thanks for the help you have given me with my horse 'Sammy' I can not believe the difference in him, he came to you for a few weeks in an attempt to solve a few of his problems - bucking and rearing, his hooves being picked up and being caught in a field were just a few of them, and in under two weeks all his problems were resolved and as an added extra you have taught him how to jump naturally and to have more  faith and trust in humans. I feel I also have more confidence in him which is terrific.

Since he has returned home he has not put a single hoof wrong, what a joy he is to have."

Thank you 




"If you have a problem with your horse, or any animal for that matter, I would strongly recommend Nature's Physician, they use natural techniques and 50/50 communication for everything and it truly works" 


Friday, 27 June 2014

14 day wonder for Sammy and owner, Sammy would dodge, buck and rear but turned in to being a total lamb

Sammy a 4 year old bought as broken and tested, a Welsh Cob standing at 15' who after a few days of being bought bucked and reared as soon as he was even half mounted as well as cavort around as soon as anyone stood close to his 'mounting side', refused to be caught and danced around when all 4 hooves were picked up which led to his owner losing his confidence with him. We are sure many people will have their own ideas as to why or how this horse was able to be backed on the day of viewing but at the end of the day this is not the reason why we have written this post. (Our apologies for the standard of photographs but we hadn't realised we had taken the wrong equipment so had to use an old phone)


' No I am staying with my friend' 


We suggested that we tried to catch him in the field instead of his owner, this was acknowledged and off we went. It took about 15 minutes to catch him, using but of course 50/50 communication, where as before his owner could spend anything from 45 minutes to an hour trying to catch him and on the odd occasion giving up altogether! 



His owner had worked on his front hooves and had managed to encourage him to lift them but his hind legs were a different kettle of fish - he would not stand at all and offered to cow kick in the process.

At the end of our first session with this horse we succeeded in asking him to lift his hind hooves and then encouraged his owner to do the same.




On this same session we tried to guide this horse to stand alongside his owner, but he refused, he would rather move away from him. However, after about 25 minutes of working with him, in his language, we succeeded in making him realise that, actually, it was okay to stand next to his owner, however the owner was anxious about mounting him, because of what had continually been happening on the days prior to our requested visit.

This horses option was for us to continue visiting him for another few sessions or for him to come to us for about  a  fortnight. His owner chose the latter. So, upon arranging to bring him to our field we suggested that we loaded him just in case he was or had ever been loaded in a 'dictatorial fashion' by someone else, which could potentially have triggered alarm bells in him and as a result of these it could have undone some of the work we had carried out with him along with the trust he had gained in us and the newly found trust that he had found in his owner. 

The day after our 3rd visit we went to pick him up, played with him for a bit, and much to the surprise of his owner he did exactly what was asked of him which included loading in to the trailer, although this had to be done thoughtfully and in a comforting and reassuring way (to this horse's way of thinking and not as the human dictated.)

He coped with this slow but comforting work beautifully, almost as if it was a relief for him not to be potentially pulled, hauled or hurdled!

Driving carefully and thoughtfully, with gentle gear changes and braking and the occasional "you're okay Sammy being shouted out the window by a voice he had learnt to trust, he coped with the journey very well. 

Arriving on site, he heard other horses whinnying and naturally he answered back. With horsey vocals coming from all sides the Trailer was parked in a suitable position for him to be taken off in a slow and considerate manner, although perhaps not fast enough for him, but again, with having someone he trusted who wasn't showing any signs of being flustered, at his side, he listened beautifully. As we released him in to his luscious new abode he only wanted to know who and where these equine vocal conversations were coming from, so up went his tail and he was off, looking back every so often as if to say, "is it okay for me to do this and I'm sure I smell a lady!". 

The different smells, the new horiszons and the body language of the others kept him totally occupied, so we watched him and the other horses for about an hour until they all  seemed settled. 

We left him to settle for a few hours, although going up to check him from behind a tree every so often and then decided to give him the rest of the evening off until about 9pm. 

It's always fascinating to watch how other horses and animals react to newbies on the block.

We went up to his field to see how he would react when we went up to him but no, he was having nothing to do with us at all, at least until he saw the other horses getting their usual attention and it was at this point his nose got the better of him. We encouraged the other horses closer (from his side of the field) and as the old saying goes 'curiosity killed the cat'  in other words he decided to investigate. 

At this point it was over to Judi. She sat down in the field totally still with the other horses at the other side but directly  in front of her and sure enough he came up to about 6 feet away and with the others grazing he grazed as well. Judi reversed up slowly whilst he was grazing and managed to gently and slowly stretch out an arm to under his chest, she scratched it at which point he twisted his head down and his muzzle started to say ' mmm that's quite nice actually' she stopped short and his whole head started to turn towards her as if to say, more please. It was at this stage that Sammy's new 'positive chapter in his book of life started. 

We all tend to interact with the horses here, on their level and often in their time, we don't just go in to the field to tack them up to take them out and then put them back in the field again, we spend some of their time doing their things at the same time as they do them, this in return makes them  want to do the things we are doing in our time and at our pace. 

By the end of the morning Sammy realised that actually it was okay to have a person come up and walk away and that he wasn't going to be grabbed to get his halter on. He was  rewarded for every positive step he took and even started to ask for more. But this reward wasn't food, or a carrot,  or indeed a polo it was 100% horse language, (in this case Sammy Language ) no two horses are the same you see! 

Giving him half an hour on the ground regularly throughout his first day he seemed to realise that going up to a human on his own accord got him results, results that would make him stay with you and not just, as often many people do it, stay with you till your bag of carrots or the treats in your pockets are finished. With this/his natural technique used he was encouraged to allow someone to stand along side him, albeit on the non traditional side for mounting, but this was a huge step, because he would not entertain this before especially without  a halter and lead rope on.




As you can see from this photo, Sammy's ears are forward alert but the most important thing is that his front legs are in line equally with the human standing next to him and there's none of this 'I'm off', or "I'm going to block you so that I can get what is in your pocket" it's 50/50 communication all round, the way it should be with all animals. 



For him to get to where he got to within the first 24 hours showed us that he was keen, but more importantly happy, to ask or answer the questions or requests asked of him if asked in 'his language'. 

Using this same language, his particular language, we totally succeeded within 8 days to ask Sammy to stand still to be mounted, to not buck and rear as soon as his rider mounted, to lift all four legs, to reverse gently when asked and to jump, to stand beautifully for a 'gentle blacksmith'. It took a further 6 days to encourage his rider to listen to Sammy's needs and to ride considerately, to listen and watch how to ask Sammy to do something and to reward him in a way that Sammy could accept. This also instilled confidence in each other, a trust that is unique and extremely special but absolutely imperative between any animal and human if both are to live happily in sharing their life and thoughts together.






There is nothing more pleasing for us than to see that true bond between an animal and human, no matter the specie and to know that, in this case this young horse had realised that, actually, being connected to humans does not mean that either bribery and corruption can be played with or indeed that fear need to come in to the equation. But instead life can be fun, positive fun, equal fun for both rider, owner and horse.

As Sammy's owner said ' I can not believe the transformation in my horse' he arrived like a bucking bronco and came home like a lamb all within two weeks, thank you so much". 

With having achieved what was asked of us, with the added bonus of him learning how to jump, it was time for him to go back home. So this meant another trip in a trailer. 

It's always sad to see one of our Clients going back home, not just for us but for the horses they meet while they are here.We specified that in view of the work we had carried out here as well as the positive response we got from him that, in this instance we would transport him ourselves so that we would know that his loading, his journey and return home would go smoothly and this it did.                 
               

Well done to both Sammy and his owner. We wish you both  a happy life together.
                                                                            
If you are having trouble getting your horse or animal to connect with you, please do contact us or perhaps you would like to like and join us on facebook although this Media covers the surface of what we do. This Blog and www.naturesphysician.com (which is presently having a facelift) are more informative.   

His owner phoned a couple of days ago and said ' I would not have believed what has been achieved here had I not seen it with my own eyes. I rode him out today for about 2 hours, without a single problem. Thank you so, so much"

Sammy you are on our file for ever now, well done you did extremely well. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Broken hearted animals - yet hope for one Rhino and a donkey

Many of you will know our thoughts on animals feelings and the things that can improve their lives, both physically, emotionally and psychologically. Numerous times in the past and present people have often said " we don't believe what we are seeing" all these animals get on so well together, dogs and cats, sheep and horses, pigs and geese, rabbits, dogs and cats together, sheep and geese how do you manage it" Not only do these pairings, often natural pairings of the "animals own choice" help boost their self esteem but successfully manage to over come the loneliness that many endure. 

Our methods of communicating with animals have on numerous occasions paired totally different animals up together, but sensitively of course, for the total betterment of each. This is such a humbling experience, a tear jerking experience. These partnerships between animals or the bond that is formed between them is like gold dust, an extremely important part to an animals Social ability and need.

Coming across this news bulletin today was a tonic, not only because it shows the public that it is possible, given correct understanding of each animals body language but to go a stage further is that there is actually a zoo out there in Georgia's capital who do not allow the animals to be lonely -  if zoos have to exist, then if only other zoos could take this on board for some of their animals.  However, it is totally understood that each Zoo would have to have some form of Animal communicator to understand each animals need . .  and any new introductions would have to be carried out sensitively. 

Well done and a huge congratulations to the organiser for making this rhino and donkey happier.

As a follow on to this someone posted this today, it's a cat and a dolphin or perhaps we should say 'dolphins'   . . . enjoy

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Transforming an animals negative behaviour to positive is what we live for

It's always such a joy for us to see a smile on both the animal and his or her owners face instead of fear, anxiety or confusion and miss-understanding. 

We have had the absolute pleasure of working with more horses and dogs this week. 

Where there was once confusion and anxiety with both the animals and his or her owners there is now understanding, a true bond and a 50/50 communication level found.

Without the above then neither animal or human will understand what is being asked of them or indeed will know how to ask to get the correct request.

Often we are asked to help with animals and humans or to fix a problem that either have. Our answer is always ' yes, we can fix the problem but it is, at the end of the day important for the owner to know how to fix the problem as well. So, although we initiate a 50/50 communication level between the two it is imperative that once we have discovered how the animals communicates that the owner goes through the same process, stage by stage, minute by minute or second by second. Without understanding what each muscle movement means then there will never be an equal beginning and will result in either the human domineering the animal or the animal domineering the human . . this 75/25 understanding does not result in either a healthy, happy or contented relationship.

We wrote a poem a few years ago with some children we were working with, it is a lovely poem and one that hopefully you will enjoy reading again in the hope you can help all the animals you know or troubled individuals to start to live a happy life - 

Enjoy




"Locked in"





This poem relates to many humans with communication issues from individuals suffering from a long term illness, Dementia, Alzheimer's or a temporary health issue due to, as an example - an operation. It also rings true for other individuals suffering from Dyslexia, Friedreich's ataxia, Autism, Asperger's and A.D.H.D. as a few examples.


With reference to animals it relates to those with behavioural issues or for those who have been scared/scarred by events in their past.
If we could all soak the words up from this poem - like a water to a sponge - many individuals would be much more content with their 'lot' in life - Please give everyone a chance - there is good in each and every one of us - encourage it to come out naturally.
How some humans and animals feel 
(before)

"I am captured in the carousel of time,
I don't understand the world around me
I feel so locked in 
it's as if they think I can not see,
but I see more than her or him.
I just don't know how to communicate
with the world around me
I am captured in the carousel of time. 

I over react because I am misunderstood
My world is filled with anger and frustration.
I so wish to show the world that I can be good, 
But the world doesn't seem to want a connection, 
I am fed up of rejection. 

So few people give me the time of day
Maybe one in a hundred understand me
but the others push me out the way.
How long is it going to take to make them see
I just need to be guided in the right way.
I need time and the right key to unlock me. 

(after)

At long last I have found someone (some people)
who can turn my key,
I feel free of the demon
when I am with them
For the first time -
I can breathe, I feel free.

I have a chance to smile when I am with them
I have found what makes me happy,
For the first time ever I feel as I am in heaven,
I have laughed and smiled all day
And the devil inside my has run away.

(for the rest of the world) 

Please, come and share this happy day with me
And let me show you what turns my key.
I so want to stop serving the devil inside me
But I need the world to show me the way.

I don't ask for much,
Just a little time, understanding
care and attention,
I am fed up of rejection. 

There's a lot of good inside me,
But how long is it going to take
For the rest of the world to understand me.
I am tired, I am weary and I need a break.
The demon inside controls me
I want to break free for ever,
but I need the world to help me,
So please, watch and listen 
and that will help me "

On behalf of all troubled individuals, thank you for reading this post and if you are having any trouble with your animals please, give them a chance, or let us help you to help them, every animal wants to please, but if they haven't been given this chance then they will keep rebelling. 

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Links to most of the Elephant facebook pages

In view of there being so many elephant facebook pages, and guaranteed when you are trying to remember which one you were looking for with a specific post, guaranteed you can probably not find it,  so, with this in mind we have decided to create a post dedicated to all the elephant facebook pages, at least the ones that we know of. 

If we come across any more we will add them, or if you know of any that are not here, perhaps you would like to add them. 

So to conclude this post : 

If you are passionate about 1. The health, general well being and the future of all Elephants, 2. The importance of all Elephants being released from Captivity or 3. Against the cruel killings of elephants for their tusks 4.Support the release of elephants who have been cruelly abused like Sunder and would like to keep up to date by joining the Abused elephant Sunder's Fan Club for example or 6 do not believe that young elephants who are found by their Dead Mothers sides and then hijacked, kept in barns for months on end while their spirits are broken till they are trained often in an unnatural and cruel way to become street beggars or 7 Do not believe that Elephants should be trained, again in a cruel way, to be used for rides or circus's, please could you help to support our elephants by linking to some or all of the below mentioned facebook pages. 





On behalf of all elephants who need our support and to be given the chance of a lifetime that Nature created for them and not the life that 'Greed' has created for them, thank you all for looking at this post.

The only thing we would ask is that you are considerate towards each Countries beliefs /  Religions and that any comments you make will not, potentially, make the life of an elephant worse than it is already. We all need to be thoughtful towards the best way forward and to consider ways of making those abusers more passionate about the animals under their hands. There is always a way, just sometimes we need to look at things from a different angle. 






These have NOT been put in any order so please do not take offence if you discover your Group part way down.  . . thank you.






Abused elephant Sunder's Fan Club

Sunder elephant was being badly abused by his custodian's, kudos to every one, who fought and win for Sunder freedom, be united to prosecute Vinay Kore.

Save Sunder the Elephant


Raju the Elephant


Wild Elephant Lover Club 


Wild Elephant Lover Club was established by a small group of researchers who work on wild elephants and other large herbivores in Thailand and people who understand the important roles and functions of wildlife in the ecosystem of tropical forests. In addition, the elephants have been important in the Thai society for more than 700 years; in culture, religion, politics, beliefs, arts, spirit, and economy; especially the status of war animals, beast of burden, and timber elephants in the past to attractive animal in tourism at the present time

A'Famosa's Abused and Exploited elephants need our help

9 elephants at a Malaysian resort called A'Famosa Resort are made to perform in shows and offer rides, then kept in cruel conditions when not working

Amboseli Trust for Elephants

Conservation through knowledge and awareness

Wild Elephants Lover Club

"Wild Elephant Lover Club was established by a small group of researchers who work on wild elephants and other large herbivores in Thailand and people who understand the important roles and functions of wildlife in the ecosystem of tropical forests. In addition, the elephants have been important in the Thai society for more than 700 years; in culture, religion, politics, beliefs, arts, spirit . . . ."

Artists against Ivory

Helping elephants live forever

Description

Why are all the elephants gone?

In only the blink of time’s eye a young child may ask you.

How will you answer?

Artists Against Ivory is a vibrant social enterprise with the ambition to create a powerful voice for elephants through art and education. Help us stop the demand for ivory.... See More

Bees Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary

A retirement home for elephants, providing an alternative for elephants and their owners. Home to all animals in need

MissionOur mission is to provide an alternative for elephants and their owners, to give elephants a chance to have freedom and a better life before there time runs out.


To run a sterilization and animal rescue and care program in the local area to control and care for the domestic animal population.

To sustainably develop the local area and protect and keep clean the natural environment.

Big Life Foundation

Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.

Born Free 

Born Free Foundation on facebook - like our page and we'll keep you updated on new ways to help animals! Sign up for our free e-news letter here: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/get-involved/enews/
MissionBorn Free's mission is to keep Wildlife in the Wild.
Company Overview
The Born Free Foundation came from small beginnings, and has grown into a global force for wildlife. Described by The Times as ‘Big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care,’ Born Free is not a big anonymous organisation, but a family of like-minded people who share the same goals. Our work to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the . . . . . . .

Boon Lott's Elephants Sanctuary BLES

BLES is passionately devoted to creating a safe and natural home for Thai elephants. We care for rescued and retired elephants, allowing them to interact freely within 500 acres of forested land. There are no performances - just elephants.

Burn the Ivory

Our Mission: To bring awareness to the elephant poaching crisis and the ivory trade through advocacy, education, and support for on the ground elephant conservation.

Company OverviewBurn The Ivory is a non-profit organization based in the USA & Kenya. We are proud supporters of Big Life Foundation and their anti-poaching initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania. Learn more about Our Work here:

DescriptionAn estimated 35,000 elephants are dying each year to fuel a growing demand for carved ivory trinkets. If trends continue, the elephant will be extinct within the next 10 years. We believe that only by destroying ivory stockpiles worldwide can it be ensured that illegal ivory cannot be laundered into the system fueling the continued slaughter of elephants across their range. Support our efforts and help end the demand for ivory before it's too late for elephants.

Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to protect and conserve the native animals and habitat in Cambodia's Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary.

Elemotion

Elemotion Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to improve the lives of Asian elephants and the people connected to them.
Mission Elemotion educates the public about the plight of the Asian elephant and helps improve the lives of Asian elephants and the people connected to them.

Elephant Aid International A Carol Buckley Project

EAI provides education and hands-on assistance to end the worldwide suffering of elephants...one elephant at a time.

MissionElephant Aid International (EAI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to create a paradigm shift that will foster change in beliefs and approaches to the care and management of elephants. With the combined efforts of international scientists, veterinarians, mahouts, elephant caregivers and elephant welfare supporters, EAI is helping to change how the public relates to elephants; how mahouts (elephant handlers) and elephant caregivers train elephants; and how captive elephants are cared for worldwide. EAI has pioneered a new system, Compassionate Elephant Management, which will eliminate antiquated, dominance-based training and result in improved elephant welfare.

Description

Carol Buckley founded Elephant Aid International (EAI) in November 2009 to raise global consciousness about the lives of elephants both in captivity and in the wild.

Elephant Daze 

Elephants OVER Ivory. Elephant Daze is a full-length documentary film and a jumbo movement. Save The Pachyderm Save The Planet.
Description
Elephant DaZe A Full-Length Documentary Film & And a Jumbo Movement

The illegal wildlife trade is a black market that fuels terrorism worth $7 to $10 billion dollars annually and is emptying our forests, jungles and oceans.
This criminal industry devastates endangered species, damages ecosystems, and threatens livelihoods and security.

Elephants without Borders

Conservation Beyond Boundaries...

Solutions to Conserve Wildlife and Empower People!

Elephant lovers

We ♥ love ♥ elephants, plain & simple and provide news and education of them. We believe they should live free and happy. No chains. No confinement.

MissionTo bring awareness of and to learn about elephants and their needs with current news and studies. This means combating the notions through education that elephants live good lives when chained or in zoos, or in circuses. They are not genetically programmed for captivity.

DescriptionWe ♥ love ♥ elephants, plain & simple and provide news and education of them. We are the longstanding ELEPHANT LOVERS facebook GROUP. For More Photos and Links -

Elephantopia  

MissionWorking locally and globally to foster a harmonious future for elephants and humans through education, action and partnerships.
Company OverviewOur Vision: Advancing Elephant Conservation Through Community Partnerships
General InformationA registered nonprofit in the state of Texas

Elephant Asia Rescue and Survival  Foundation - EARS


Elephant Asia Rescue and Survival foundation - protecting elephants in Asia
Mission❖ To promote responsible tourism and ask foreigners traveling to Asia to only visit ‘elephant friendly’ projects and sanctuaries

❖ To work on the ground with specially selected projects in need of financial help

❖ To make a long term commitment to help protect the future of the Asian elephant and support projects preserving their natural habitat


Elephant Family


Elephant Family exists to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction in the wild, along with tigers, orang-utans and all the other animals who share their habitat.

Mission• To secure and restore habitat crucial to the long-term survival of the wild Asian elephant

• To mitigate conflicts between humans and elephants

• To encourage community driven conservation

• To increase knowledge and support for the Asian elephant crisis in the Western World

Company Overview

Registered in 2002, Elephant Family has developed into a lean and focused force for the endangered Asian elephant. Acutely aware of overcrowding in the charity sector, we exist out of urgent necessity due to a serious lack of investment and attention going into their conservation. At present we are the only charity in the UK and Ireland who is solely dedicated to wild and captive Asian elephants. ... See More

Elephant Journal


Happy at the Elephant Freedom Project. Free from chains and free from tourist rides. Support to give elephants the good life they deserve!

MissionTo improve the life of the domestic Sri Lankan elephants

Description

An unique Elephant Welfare project set out to change the fate of the Sri Lanka domestic elephant. Together with Trunkies in the Room foundation and Volunteers at Work we are working hard to guarantee the very best life for our elephants. Support us today.

Elephants L.A.

Part of the growing network of strong advocacy groups domestically and internationally that demand a total ban on all ivory and other life-saving actions
Description
The global holocaust of a highly evolved species cries out for action.
How to help elephants?

Educate politicians and friends of hthe crisis that is now taking place as they are being driven to extinction in our lifetimes. The poaching is fueling terrorism, genocide, loss of other animals and ecosystems, loss of life of the rangers, loss of economy to poor African nations

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Thailand where you can volunteer to help.
MissionTo protect and conserve elephants in a natural environment and to provide a healthy and fruitful life for all those under our care

DescriptionElephant Nature Park is a Thailand elephant conservation project. We have been involved in dozens of rescues and sustain a natural home for this endangered species.


The park aims to protect and encourage a natural existence for elephants and other animals that have been innocent victims of abuse and exploitation. Volunteers and visitors can help heal the scars.



We bring news of & support progressive elephant sanctuaries around the world. We support those working in them & communicate our experiences.

Mission To provide news and knowledge of progressive sanctuaries - and to share our experiences as well as photos.

Description

Now that elephant sanctuaries are world wide, there are many places to go to have an "elephant experience." This group can share their experiences and photos (please) of the sanctuaries they visited - it will be helpful to those who want to go.


Elephant teach in

The more we know about elephants, the more obvious the choice to retire Chai, Bamboo and Watoto from Woodland Park Zoo to sanctuary becomes.

Elephant Voices 

ElephantVoices' mission is to inspire wonder in the intelligence, complexity and voices of elephants & secure a kinder future for them through conservation, research & sharing of knowledge. 

Company OverviewElephantVoices is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in California, USA. Our goals are to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants.

For the Love of Elephants 

For the Love of Elephants, help us help temple elephants used in torturous festivities with our film.

Description

For the Love of Elephants is a feature length documentary film in the making, an exposè revealing the sordid secrets lurking beneath the glitz and glamour of Kerala's captive elephants used in festivities, and the exploitation of these supremely gentle and intelligent beings in the name of culture and religion.

Free Tania from Tirgu Mures Zoo in Romania

Tania is behind bars and alone. The ball is her only companion. She is at a zoo which does not know how to care for her. Please join us to get her to a.

Global Sanctuary for Elephants

We exist to provide elephants with a brighter future using the knowledge they have shared, the compassion that binds us, and the ability to invoke change.

Mission Global Sanctuary for Elephants exists to promote and facilitate the well-being of captive elephants through the development and support of progressive, expansive natural habitat sanctuaries. The organization is committed to influencing positive change by providing an environment that encourages captive elephants to express natural behaviors; bringing about a public consciousness that cultivates a deeper comprehension of the intelligence and complexity of elephants while promoting the survival of these noble beings.

Mara Elephant Project

MEP works to protect elephants across Kenya's Maasai Mara, in partnership with Save the Elephants.
MissionTo positively impact the human-elephant relationship in the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem, while implementing and anti-poaching strategy to preserve and protect African elephants.

PAMS Foundation

Mission:
Help sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities

Vision:
For Tanzania to be a country where the value of its natural resources and its benefits are understood and upheld by all, and for best practice management principles to be applied in conserving natural resources in an ethical manner in all the areas where we work internationally

Performing Animal Welfare Society - PAWS

PAWS is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues.
Company OverviewThe Performing Animal Welfare Society captive wildlife sanctuary is a place where abandoned, abused, or retired performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and dignity. For more than twenty years PAWS has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. PAWS investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.

Rise up for elephants

Rise Up For Elephants is a community of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things to safeguard elephants for future generations

Save all Elephants 

We advocate for one elephant and for the whole species, especially with the rampant slaughter in Africa due to poaching. "Never, never be afraid to do what is right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." MLK

Description

"Why should man expect his Prayer for Mercy to be heard by God who is Above him when he shows no mercy to what is Under him?" Pierre Troubetzkoy




We love, and want to save and help elephants all around the world. Elephants Worldwide Need Our Help! Highly Endangered in Asia and Threatened in Africa at the Hands of Man from Receding Habitats; Held Captive and Brutally Trained to Entertain Humans,... See More

Save Elephant Foundation

We are the foundation which supports Elephant Nature Park and other projects including Surin, Journey to Freedom, Cambodia Sanctuary and more; dedicated to protecting the Asian elephant

Mission Our mission is to increase awareness about the plight of the endangered Asian elephant, educate locals on the humane treatment of their elephants, and provide sanctuary for rescued elephants at our nature park.

Description

Save Elephant Foundation works tirelessly to preserve and protect Asian elephants. In addition to providing a safe home for our rescued elephants at Elephant Nature Park, we offer support, advice, office-based resources, and funding to all of the projects under the Foundation's umbrella.

It is our mission to save the Asian elephant from extinction and give domesticated elephants a life worth livi... See More

General InformationDay trips, overnight trips and volunteer opportunities exist at Elephant Nature Park, located just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Unlike other tourist outfits in the region, we do not offer elephant rides, elephant circuses or elephant paintings. Visitors to the park can feed and bathe the rescued elephants and spend time with them in their natural habitat. Volunteer positions also available for Journey to Freedom, Surin Project and Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia.


Scotland for Elephants


A group of people in Scotland dedicated to raising awareness about the ivory trade and the fate of elephants across Africa.

DescriptionIt is said that elephants could be extinct by 2025, but the figures change and it could be even sooner than that. With long pregnancies and mating starting in their early twenties, the species don't stand a chance if the killing continues at this rate. While the governments acknowledge the crisis, the elephants still need 'ordinary' people who are determined to raise awareness about the ivory trade and what it does to elephants and humans likewise. This is where we step in.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

We exist to protect wildlife in Kenya. We are best known for the hand-rearing of orphaned elephants, so that they can return to the wild when grown. Together we can give these orphans new life
MissionThe DSWT is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue and hand-rearing of milk dependent orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, so that they can return to the wild when grown, the DSWT also manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community outreach programs.

The Botswana Threatened Wildlife Trust

To establish a Wildlife Orphanage and work closely with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks – to include existing established persons/organizations to preserve our wildlife and safeguard our natural heritage for future generations to see

The Sparkling Elephant


Description
On a flight from TZ to South Africa's famous INDABA trade show Marlies Gabriel shared an aisle and a conversation with a high-volume safari-booking agent from the U.S. When they got to talking about elephants, one of Marlies’ passions, she asked his estimation of what will happen to tourism when the elephants disappear. He was emphatic in his response, “Tourism will cease to exist as we know it.”

Later, when disembarking in SA, Marlies caught sight of the Amarula elephant and an idea was hatched; The Sparkling Elephant Project was born.
Upon returning home, Marlies contacted a local artist and friend, Remy Chama. He and his assistant Ema built a life-sized elephant from welded re-bars and chicken wire and named it Mwalimu. The name sprung from the idea that the elephant should spread the word and teach people about the ills of poaching.

When finished, Mwalimu was carted from Momella to the Karibu Fair in Kisongo where he was an instant hit. Hundreds of people stopped by to see what Mwalimu was all about and to help cover him in shanga (glass beads) threaded on wire. Altogether, people strung 2,000 beads on the elephant.
The Tsavo Trust


Wildlife Conservation • Community Wildlife Conservancies • Habitat Preservation • Education and Outreach • TSAVO, KENYA


The Elephants' Voice Magazine 

By bringing these abuses to a wider public, we aim to raise awareness, invite increased support, and show how this endangered species can be cherished and preserved.
Company Overview‘The Elephants’ Voice’ speaks out on behalf of Asian elephants, animals enduring cruelty and hunger in logging, begging, trekking and circus-type ‘entertainment.
The Secret Life of Elephants


TV Show

The Secret Life of Elephants is a BBC nature documentaryseries following the lives of elephants and the work of the conservation charity Save the Elephants in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. It was first transmitted in the United Kingdom onBBC One in January 2009 to 4.2 million viewers.

The three part series follows ...






By bringing these abuses to a wider public, we aim to raise awareness, invite increased support, and show how this endangered species can be cherished and preserved.




Company Overview‘The Elephants’ Voice’ speaks out on behalf of Asian elephants, animals enduring cruelty and hunger in logging, begging, trekking and circus-type ‘entertainment.’


The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee


Welcome to the official Facebook page of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, a natural habitat refuge for endangered elephants. For more info or to make a donation, visit www.elephants.com. A true Sanctuary, the habitat is not open to the public.
MissionThe Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons:

To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and a heated barn for cold winter nights.

To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered animals.
Company Overview
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants in the U.S. It operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee - 85 miles southwest of Nashville. As a true Sanctuary, the elephant habitat is not open to the public. The Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


This Group is about Sangdwen Chailert, mostly known as Lek and her project-the Elephant Nature Park and Foundation (ENP)! And by a special coincidence, this group is being created on the International Woman's Day!

Awesome Elephants 

This group is for those of us who love the amazing elephant - nature's gentle giant! Please, post only elephant - related materials. Pictures, videos, artworks, cartoons, collections, petitions, etc. Please do not post anything graphic and please do not use foul language! Inappropriate posts will be deleted! Advertising will only be allowed if it is elephant-related or supports elephants. Say NO to ivory!!

Just a few to keep you going . . please feel free to add more.

Thank you for looking at our Site.

Elephant Parade Hong Kong 


Elephant Parade is the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant sculptures that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. Created by local and international artists

Elephant Parade Official Page


Elephant Parade exhibitions create millions of smiles and raise awareness for elephant conservation. Be part of it

Roars and Trumpets 

We are extremely proud of this facebook page, it is being run by a 13 year old called Joe Blaine . . well done Joe, keep it up.

Awesome Elephants

'Save and Elephant Hunt a Poacher'

This group is for those of us who love the amazing elephant - nature's gentle giant! Please, post ONLY ELEPHANT-RELATED materials. Pictures, videos, artworks, cartoons, collections, petitions, etc.

Mahouts


Working to improve the lives of Asian Elephants.
Fair trade company / Elephant Foundation
Description
Since starting Mahouts we have set up our foundation, raising awareness for working Elephants in Thailand.

The Elephant Team
This page is for all people who love, admire and cherish elephants. Feel free to post photos, stories, articles or videos of elephants.

Biking for Elephants

We're biking 300 miles to help save the world's last elephants!

The Ugly truth about elephant rides


An informative but sad Group page on the true facts behind Elephant rides. Please don't ride an elephant. . . . thank you
If you wish to contact us please feel free to go to this LINK or perhaps pop across to our facebook page and see what's on the surface today. See you over there.




Welcome to the group Elephant Warrior. Elephants need our support. They are slaughtered for their ivory.They are tormented in zoos , circuses and as working elephants.
Elephants are very social animals and need to be with others. They are intelligent and very sensitive. In circus and zoos elephants suffer terrible distress. There is no place for social interactions. Many are chained for the majority of their life. A lifetime in chains, beaten and suffering from diseases.



A hand to give

A hand to give is a social educational project
Alongside assisting with some children's educational needs, we also work very hard on educating tourists when it comes the the plight of India's elephants. In our hearts we have fallen smitten for dear Laxmi atwww.wildlifesos.org, and as a result we systematically promote her welfare and do what we can to help SOS.


Ele Friends

"Elephants and other animals were not put on this earth to provide us with entertainment. Let's work together and put an end to companies such as Ringling Bros and Have Trunk Will Travel, that continue to exploit these creatures for profit."


"Captive elephants who have lived in zoos or circuses for years, sometimes their entire lives, will not and cannot be returned to the wild. That is why we advocate for zoos, most particularly the Oregon Zoo, to send Packy to sanctuary as a first step to reitiring all of the elephants, and then closing the elephant exhibit, as more than 22 zoos around the country and the world have already done."

Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants

"Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is committed to the retirement of Bamboo and Chai to sanctuary. #RIPWatoto"

H.O.P.E 

"It is our goal to Help Our Precious Captive Elephants. We are here to work. If you are here for social hour, please find a different hobby. If you share a post, you must own it. It will be your responsibility to like the comments and answer the questions regarding it"

Keiler Forde for Elephants

Another useful page  with some tremendous photography .. 

Elephant Human Relations Aid

To protect Namibia's desert elephants through conflict prevention strategies, including education for community members, water point protection, research and monitoring of desert elephants.


Kerela Suffering Elephants

GUIDELINES TO POSTING ON THIS PAGE
1) This page is dedicated to spreading awareness about the atrocities that are meted out to the captive elephants In Kerala and the rest of the country: used for festivals, circus, private functions etc.
2) we welcome all kinds of views but request you to kindly maintain the dignity in you language and refrain from using profanities, personal attacks and the such.
3) we also request out elephant lover friends to refrain from comments likes serve him right (in case of a death /injury of a handler) and give the victim the dignity s/he deserves as a human. We also request you to refrain from making attacks on culture or religion - though an argument on a particular point or aspect of the same is fine.
4)while we welcome opposing views, request you to not troll or comment for the sake of commenting and not adding anything constructive to the discussion
5) posts with profanity and violating the above will be deleted, people posting insidious and personal attacks will be blocked.


The Big Rumble 


Zoos are once again raiding the wild for elephants to put on display. Elephants are not thriving in U.S. zoos, where they are dying faster than they can be bred. The practice of capturing and importing wild-caught elephants is archaic and inhumane, and it flies in the face of all we know about elephants' intelligence, intricate social fabric, sensitivity and self-awareness.






Please remember these guidelines are there to ensure that the focus remains on the plight of the elephants and is not digressed.

We now have 27,900 viewers to this site, how wonderful is that .  . thank you one and all.
 May we all continue to promote good health and mental well being for all living creatures.









Bacteria eating combo virus being sprayed on meats, cheeses and organic foods . .

Natural News has recently posted an article on Bacteria eating combo virus being sprayed on meats, cheeses and organic foods  .

Sadly it was just a matter of time before this came to the surface . . . the majority of us eat what we are given or what looks beautiful on the shelves - no matter what is in it. 


If you know the things we cover many of you will know our feelings on foods and our own individual chemical balances, so we will not harp. In brief: 

We are all made up of individual chemical balances - but each is different, and each food reacts differently with each chemical balance. 

From the amount of diet sheets we have been asked to do for our Clients each diet sheet has been different and many health issues resolved. 

If we can all learn to listen to our basic instincts (just as many animals do -we must not forget that we, as humans are part of the animals race) and not be ruled by what we see or greed then each and every one of us would know what to eat, how to cook it and what foods can be mixed together or indeed served together without it having a reaction on our individual systems or health then it would not be long till we stopped buying the things that are placed on the shelves by the powers that be and the food that WE WANT replacing the things we automatically buy at the moment. 

At the end of the day, if things are not moving off the shelves super stores and shops take them off and replace them with something else which is beautifully packaged therefore tempting for us to buy, but the things that would be replaced would be the things WE WANT not what THEY WANT US TO EAT. It's down to the people on the ground to do this not those at the top of the food chain/market - exactly the same goes with medicines and pharmaceutical companies. 

We all need to start standing our ground more and to have the confidence to say to our Doctors ' are there any alternative things we could try first' or ' actually Doctor, I don't want to try this medication I would prefer to try this alternative first. 

If you would like to know more about what we do, please feel free to contact us EMAIL .

Let's all start to make this a healthier world for us all  (including our animals) to live in. 

Thank you.




Thursday, 12 June 2014

All or nothing - a sad but common experience







All or nothing - we wonder how you imagine this statement. 

How many people have you heard say "it's all or nothing"  in your lifetime? perhaps it was an animal you had seen across a fence, and you were thinking about the amount of times it is shown care and attention. Or perhaps it was yourself thinking "for months on end there has been nothing on then all of a sudden in one weekend you receive numerous invites" . Or perhaps it was someone who hadn't been well but would often say " I haven't seen any one for days then all of a sudden every one comes in one day and all at the same time - I'm exhausted"  Or perhaps it was an elderly person who might not have seen any one for a day or two then every one pops in on the same day and again at the same time.  Or perhaps you know of someone who has a carer going in at set times of the day and visitors arrive at the same time, but they already knew that the carers go in at  the same time daily, but half way through with the sudden commotion  the person they are visiting  nods off - out of exhaustion from trying to keep up with all the conversations. Or perhaps you've seen an elephant chained up for hours at a time then all of a sudden it's in the centre of a circus for half an hour with thousands of screaming humans, but  then the poor elephant is chained up for the next 23.5 hours of the day. 

Or perhaps  a zoo animal - being deafened by sounds that are unnatural to them but they have to cope with it, yet it is at dark time that they are only able to listen to their sounds of nature that should be enjoyed in daylight hours . .  is it fair, is it equal. Would we like to be stared at all day?

Let's put ourselves in their shoes - let's think what they might be thinking, could it be . . .


  • On the elephant front - "wish I could be in a wide open pasture, free to roam where I want for the 23.5 hours that I am not having to work - I wouldn't be chained, I wouldn't be beaten if I took a few steps in the wrong direction,  if nature had wanted us to be stationary animals we wouldn't have been born with legs or a body fit to cope with walking many km's  a day" or could it be, " if I was born to be a ballerina then I would not have the size of body I have. My kind, were created by Nature to be in a natural environment and free to roam".
  • On the Human Socialising front " I must try and balance my socialising out a bit, it's not fair on the kids! or perhaps " I'm just not fit enough to cope with as much socialising in one weekend - I must try and balance it out equally"
  • For an  individual who perhaps doesn't keep very  well " I so want to listen to them all but my ears can't cope any more, I so wish people would spread their visits out a bit so that I had a visitor every day instead of ten in one day, or perhaps if they could come when the carers aren't in, then it wouldn't make my day so long and empty, or perhaps I am so delighted to see everyone but I can't cope with hearing everyone at the one time but  I just put up with it, but it would be so much nicer if they came individually instead of en mass then I could speak to them on a one to one basis and have a wee nap inbetween. 
These are just a few examples but there are millions more. 

This topic relates very much to the weighing scales on the picture on Nature's Physician's facebook page - 



Let's all try and make every individual's day as  healthy, safe, balanced and as  fair as possible and consider, for a second, what we would feel if we were in their shoes. 


Today facebook, emails and attachments fill the majority of people's days but remember there are many who have none of these or who are unable to work a computer, remember the old fashioned way of knocking on your neighbours door to say " coooeee, any one in" let's all re-activate this face to face or door to door method of saying 'hello, how are you today?" there are many doors which never open on a daily basis, there are many people out there who don't experience the sun on their faces, there are many people out there who's walls are shrinking in on them, why not take some of the outside world in to their inside world, or take them from their inside world to the outside world and watch their faces light up with joy. 


Thank you one and all for reading this post.




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