Issue Education

David Casselman and His New One Million Square Acre Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary

David Casselman and His New One Million Square Acre Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary

February 24, 20130 Comments

A wonderful new interview has just been published in Forbes magazine featuring a friend and mentor of mine, David Casselman. Well known as the attorney for Billy the Elephant in the LA Zoo, David has just opened a new one million square acre wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia. He has been working on making this happen […]

Continue Reading »

Pygmy Elephants Poisoned, Leaving Baby Orphan Nicknamed Joe

Pygmy Elephants Poisoned, Leaving Baby Orphan Nicknamed Joe

February 21, 20130 Comments

One Orphaned, 14 Dead in Elephant Poisoning Last month in Malaysia, a baby elephant was found caressing its dead mother. The baby, nicknamed Joe, is the lone survivor of an attack on elephants that left 14 dead. Officials found the corpses near the intersection of reserve, logging and palm oil lands. Known for their baby […]

Continue Reading »

Will The Next Pope Do More to Discourage Ivory Consumption?

Will The Next Pope Do More to Discourage Ivory Consumption?

February 16, 20135 Comments

Pope Benedict the 16th recently announced his retirement, and the search for a new Pope will begin soon. It’s the first retirement of a Pope in 600 years, which has many scratching their heads—along with the usual speculation as to who might be the next Pope. Elephant activists, however, wonder not who will take up […]

Continue Reading »

JulietteSpeaks Launches “Global Youth Against the Ivory Trade” Program

JulietteSpeaks Launches “Global Youth Against the Ivory Trade” Program

January 20, 20130 Comments

We are excited to announce that JulietteSpeaks is launching a new program called Global Youth Against the Ivory Trade. As you know, the ivory trade is flourishing and unless something is done to stop it, the African elephant may go extinct within 10-20 years. Juliette West is reaching out to other youth around the world […]

Continue Reading »

Illegal Ivory Trade Between Asia and Africa is Big Business

Illegal Ivory Trade Between Asia and Africa is Big Business

December 28, 20122 Comments

The recent ivory trade frenzy, fueled by Asia’s demand for ivory trinkets and Africa’s willingness to supply ivory by slaughtering elephants in record numbers, is threatening the extinction of the African elephant, some say possibly as soon as 2020. Rapid Decline in the African Elephant Population Africa’s elephant population was estimated to be between three […]

Continue Reading »

How Having Beautiful Tusks Can Be Dangerous

December 26, 20120 Comments

It is hard to believe, but it is estimated that as many as 25,000 African elephants are being killed every year for their beautiful ivory tusks. For many years, the ivory trade has actually been illegal, but that has sadly made the elephants’ tusks even more valuable on the blackmarket. What is ivory? Those long, […]

Continue Reading »

The Elephant Nature Park: Sustainable, Worthwhile Travel

The Elephant Nature Park: Sustainable, Worthwhile Travel

December 20, 20120 Comments

As a blogger for JulietteSpeaks, I was excited that my upcoming trip to Thailand was going to include a trip to the famous Elephant Nature Park. I promised to send photos and stories from the trip, and here is my first blog post from the field! The Elephant Nature Park experience is hard to put into […]

Continue Reading »

An Elephant’s Tale, Part 2

An Elephant’s Tale, Part 2

November 28, 20120 Comments

After the horrible experiences I went through as my trainer tried to break me, I had hoped that I might get to live with the other elephants at the amusement park that I was sent to after being kidnapped from my family as a baby. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case. My trainer […]

Continue Reading »

Petition: Ivory Trade

Petition: Ivory Trade

November 9, 20120 Comments

Juliette is partnering with the BornFreeUSA organization to send a message that the world’s youth want trade in ivory to stop now! In her role as International Youth Ambassador for Elephants for BornFree, Juliette is working to get one million youth to sign the petition One Million Kids Against Ivory Trade. These signatures will be […]

Continue Reading »

Are Circuses Really All That Bad?

Are Circuses Really All That Bad?

November 6, 20120 Comments

Attending the circus and watching the spectacle under the big top is, for many of us, a favorite childhood memory. The smell of popcorn and cotton candy, the music, the daring trapeze artists and, most especially the animal acts! The circus is full of joy and good times, right? For the hundreds of animals forced […]

Continue Reading »

Back to Top