“It’s really historic that the majority of the parties present recognized that African elephants should not be captured in the wild, sent to zoos and be kept in captivity for the rest of their lives,” Ho added.
Snatched from their mothers
Zimbabwe is shipping baby elephants to China and just a few months ago its tourism minister said “we are open to everyone who wants our wildlife,” Bloomberg News reported.
The proposal, if passed, would only allow wild elephants to be transported in cases of temporary, emergency transfers.
Baby elephants are being snatched from their mothers and often abused as they are transported to the highest bidder.
These social and emotional animals are then often held alone in dark, cramped conditions instead of being able to roam the vast African wilderness with their families.
They suffer emotionally and physically when subjected to this cruel existence.
There are already a number of countries that have banned wild animals in circuses. Among these are Mexico, Greece, Croatia and the Netherlands.
On January 1, 2020, the UK will join this group.
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