#CaptivityKills 💔🐘😢 #Repost@nonhuman.rights.project with @get_repost
Today, we remember Tyke, a wild-born African elephant, who was held captive, exploited, and abused by the US circus industry for almost a decade. Tyke's abuse was well documented, she was repeatedly beaten by her trainers to the point where she would cower in fear and scream in agony.
Beginning in 1993, she made several attempts at escaping her captors, seizing on opportunities that allowed for the possibility of reclaiming her freedom. On August 20, 1994, while being forced to perform for an audience in Honolulu, HI, Tyke carried out her final plan for escape, killing her trainer and running out of the circus arena. Tyke, ran through the streets of Honolulu, finally free, until she was shot 80 times and killed.
Let this tragedy serve as a reminder that elephants —highly intelligent, autonomous, self-determining beings — should never be held captive and forced to perform for humans. They belong in their natural environment, or at the very least, a place that allows them to live freely, in a manner that respects their autonomy.
After a long 2 weeks of stressing over “Adam” he finally has his forever home...it’s quite the story! While @reginadon & I were rescuing Red Bone a homeless veteran, Ed, was surrendering Adam since he was going into a rehab facility. I told him about my charity @houndsandheroes and gave him my word that Adam would be safe and that I would keep in touch with him. After getting Adams therapy dog training set up, putting in his CTA and waiting for his hold to expire another individual wanted to adopt him & and with a mixup in the computer they were 1st in line before us...which drove me crazy. They didn’t come yesterday so we were able to pull him this morning! As I was about to put Adam in my car..a lady ran out and said can I say goodbye to Adam. She was the individual that had a hold on him but becuz of work and living in San Diego she couldn’t get to him yesterday. The stars aligned today as she is a veteran as well that served in the Gulf War so this was meant to be. @michelynne72 adopted Adam from us right there and is now living on a 2 acre ranch with his forever family (see last photo)! The chances of me being there when the one veteran surrendered Adam & another veteran was trying to adopt him is crazy. In the end it was all God’s plan & now we can rescue another dog! Thank you to Regina @handoverrover@miss_shannonlea_@reversedrescue for all your help! Happy Tails! #A5207217 🇺🇸🐶❤️🐶🇺🇸
A wonderful night w/ @mergingvetsandplayers. Was elated to meet so many and let these veterans know about my charity @houndsandheroes Most know I’m the happiest when I’m around animals or our nations heroes. Hearing the stories last night and what these veterans have overcome was beyond inspiring. If people could have the heart, resilience, integrity and class these veterans have our world would be a better place. Thank you to @nateboyer37@semperfi3123@captain_dracula for having me as your guest! Cant forget a huge shout out to @jayglazer for putting this organization together, you are making a difference, you my friend are a true patriot! Much gratitude to all who have served and continue to serve! You are always in my hearts and prayers! ❤️🇺🇸💙
Update: RESCUED by @coastalgsr 🤗 I will sponsor pull fee and 100! If we can find a FOSTER my charity @houndsandheroes will pull! Please tag and pledge! 💔🐶🙏🏽
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Well this is killing me😓💔😫
This poor baby looks so DEFEATED can we get some pledges foster and rescue to save this precious soul please?
ELEANOR RIGBY needs human kindness NOW!
Shelter sent to shelter vet , please rescues don’t let her die for a skin condition ?
Today I was not helping , going straight inside and getting photos, I have to catch up ... Yea right, I never even made it into the San Bernardino City Shelter and there’s a dog being dragged across the parking lot I had to stop !! ELEANOR RIGBY is a young girl , such a gentle soul, Husky /Shepherd mix , old scarred skin and a halo of fleas all about her , old scarred nipples , been bred too much ! Finder said she’d been abandoned in this busy area over 2 weeks ago and no one helped her till today!
This man found her crossing Highland Avenue where freeway exits and surprised she was still there , witness said been there for weeks people watched her hanging out at Stater Bros. grocery store for handouts!
San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn't have many networkers, we really need your help sharing our dogs.
The local rescues are full and we're in big trouble!
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping.
Always an amazing time at The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala! So many Hall of Famers in attendance to support including honorees Bill Walton, Reggie Jackson and Rod Carew! One of the best sports events for a fabulous cause, to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. We won a couple auction items too 🤗 Thank you to @dana_pump@davidpump7 and @cmpr_ for having me again this year! 💖 #PumpBound