Saturday 10 February 2018 | 57

Nosey, the elephant finally free from the circus

The final judgment fell Wednesday January 23rd 2018, after decades of exploitation by a circus, Nosey, the 35 year old Africa elephant for which several animal welfare associations have been fighting for since 2004 is finally safe.

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In early November, an Alabama judge decided to entrust Nosey to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the largest sanctuary in the United States for elephants. It is now official, Nosey will be able to stay there, finally free to move as it sees fit, to rest, at its own pace, according to its choices, in the company of other elephants, and in a vast natural space.

Nosey’s former owners are accused of cruelty and negligence. They have just appealed against the judgment against them.

The fight for Nosey has been long, 14 years! However, there has been no lack of evidence: malnutrition, dehydration, stereotypy, skin infections, osteoarthritis ... Nosey was also shackled and forced to stand in her own body waste, a potential source of serious infection.

The appalling living conditions suffered by Nosey are reminiscent of what we know about Maya. "The chain that’s shackled to her feet causing leg pains, unable to walk, and forced to stay in one place in her own droppings, the front legs positioned under her body and the need to lean against things to relieve the pressure on the feet, this type of constant swaying "headshaking ... her emaciated head and body, poor access to water, a truck without light..."

Petitions, gatherings, complaints, reports, photos, videos, the search for personalities to plead her cause to the elected officials, a campaign of tweets for her ... everything that has been done for Nosey is being done for Maya, the same as we also do for Jumbo, Lechmee, Mina, Kamala, and for all the other animals that are exhibited, transported, exploited, stressed by this way of life which is forced on them and is not suitable for their well-being and the needs of their species.

This victory for Nosey makes us extremely happy. To see it now free only reinforces our determination so that these animals held in the circuses in France are released to sanctuaries, and that they can also taste freedom which is due to them.


Photo recognition: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, all rights reserved.

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In the subject

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Micha, Bony, Glasha: Silence, the mistreatment that continues behind the scenes in circuses!

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MALICE | Thursday 15 February 2018

NE PAS OUBLIER MAYA LA LIBERTE DE NOSEY NE PEUT ELLE FAIRE JURISPRUDENCE EN FAVEUR DE MAYA ?? MON DIEU FAITES QU IL NE SOIT PAS TROP TARD

Jasmine9 | Thursday 15 February 2018

Longue vie à elle, et vivement aussi la liberté pour Maya

Chocolette | Thursday 15 February 2018

C'est un tout petit pas vers l'avenir de ces animaux. Mais il faut continuer. Félicitations pour votre engagement et les résultats obtenus.

Shanat | Thursday 15 February 2018

Enfin une bonne nouvelle dans ce monde de brutes !