Tuesday 06 March 2018 | 149

A great battle won for Maya

The Prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne has asked the circus who keeps Maya to find her a retirement place. We propose to transfer her to a sanctuary.

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A veterinarian has just completed an expert evaluation of Maya by order of the prefect following our request. And he arrives at the same conclusions as our experts on the condition of the elephant. This confirms what we have been saying for months: contrary to what the circus and their supporters state, Maya is in bad shape.

Her diet is unsuitable for her needs, her feet make her suffer and she had an abscess at the time of the visit (so after the date of treatment announced by the lawyer of the circus ...). And the veterinarian clearly announces in his report: "considering her advanced age, Maya requires a stable environment with longer and longer breaks between shorter journeys", and in her letter to the circus, the departmental director of the social cohesion and the protection of populations adds: "which seems hardly compatible with your activity".

We received a copy of this letter sent to the circus by the DDPP (Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations), following our letter of February 27th, when a report warned us that Maya was in Alès locked in her trailer. This is despite the fact that, at the High Court in Strasbourg, the circus holding Maya had claimed that she was retired in the Lot-et-Garonne. We were so moved to have found her on the road just over a week later.

For six months, we have reserved a place for Maya at the elephant sanctuary, Elephant Haven, which we helped with a generous donation for the purchase of land and buildings in 2016. We are therefore at the circus’ disposal to take charge of Maya and accompany her to her new place of life, where she will benefit from all the attentions recommended by the expert: slow walking, stretching ... sheltered, far from tarmac and the roads.

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In the subject

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Cat | Saturday 21 April 2018

Libérez Maya ! La justice, elle est pour qui?

Catherine | Tuesday 03 April 2018

Merci de tout coeur pour maya, catherine

choupinette | Thursday 29 March 2018

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi MAYA n'est pas encore dans ce sanctuaire.

Non pour moi la bataille n'est PAS GAGNEE pour MAYA PUISQU' ELLE EST TOUJOURS DANS CE CIRQUE. Cela me révolte

One Voice | Monday 02 April 2018

Bonjour, ces procédures sont longues hélas mais nous ne lâchons rien. Soyez assurée que nous suivons cela de près.
Bien cordialement,
L'équipe One Voice

Sandra | Thursday 22 March 2018

Des nouvelles de Maya ?

one voice | Thursday 22 March 2018

Le délai donné par la préfecture au cirque était de deux semaines à réception du courrier, il court donc toujours mais la semaine dernière encore, la préfecture nous a assurés de son engagement pour Maya.

Nous devrions avoir des nouvelles d’ici la fin de semaine prochaine.

mbabola | Monday 02 April 2018

Avez-vous reçu des retours?

one voice | Thursday 05 April 2018

Le délai accordé au cirque pour Maya est passé, nous avons écrit à plusieurs reprises à la préfète pour avoir une réponse, nous ne reculerons pas devant une nouvelle action en justice si elle ne nous répond pas. Nous menons aussi actuellement une action auprès du Ministère de la transition écologique, pour demander le retrait immédiat des éléphants des cirques et la reconnaissance de leurs droits fondamentaux, tels que le droit à la liberté. Bien cordialement.

Cathy | Saturday 07 April 2018

La justice française ce sont des juges qui émettent des decisions mais en restant derriere leur bureau et rien d"autres ne se passe. Pourquoi n'y a t il pas intervention de la police pour faire respecter la loi. Que fait le préfet ?