See ZNSPCA’s Zimbabwe Elephant Release
In October 2008, ten elephants in Zimbabwe were brutally caught, beaten and chained for training for elephant-back safaris.
Six months later, on a routine inspection of the “training facility” where they were being held, the Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ZNSPCA) observed a litany of abuse:
• Elephants chained by one leg straining to reach food – the chains inflicted deep and painful wounds to their legs.
• Around-the-clock chaining prevented socialization and caused immense stress.
• Additional wounds caused by brutal training techniques.
• Access to water and shade restricted.
• A mother and baby chained and separated, resulting in terrible mental anguish.
The ZNSPCA needed support for the elephants’ feeding, care, rehabilitation, and release back into the wild, as well as monitoring their survival in the wild. IDA didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. But we couldn’t have been there were it not for the compassion and support of our members.
Check out these photos from the dramatic Zimbabwe elephant rescue:
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