28 Feb '15, 12am

80 Baby Elephants Snatched From the Wild to Be Sold Into a Life of Captivity

80 Baby Elephants Snatched From the Wild to Be Sold Into a Life of Captivity

In an attempt to raise much needed cash, the struggling Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is planning to sell more than 80 baby elephants into a life of captivity, much to the horror of animal welfare groups. Last year, it was reported that national park sold at least 60 elephants to zoos in foreign countries, and now the park is in the final stages of yet another large elephant sale, but at what cost? A Care2 petition started by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has already been signed by 70,000 people from around the world. The IFAW is urging supporters to back the campaign demanding that Zimbabwe’s government put a stop to this trade and return the animals to the wild before it’s too late. What It Means for the Elephants Snatching 80 baby elephants from their families and shipping them off half-way across the world to a life of captivity causes suffering i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/80-baby-elephants-snatched-fr...

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