This is a wonderful example of an animal sanctuary in England. It is run by a dedicated person who also is on of the world’s fastest runners, running on plant based energy.
Last weekend I visited Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary in Asheldham, Essex, England. This is the nearest farm animal sanctuary to me, so I wanted to check it out and meet some of the animals. I was also really excited to meet Fiona Oakes, who runs the sanctuary with her partner, Martin. It was a cold, rainy day which made me realise that running a sanctuary of over 400 rescued animals couldn’t be easy.
Fiona is a dedicated marathon runner and a committed vegan. She challenges the myth that vegans are weak and do not have the same strength as carnivores, and does so by completing extreme marathons, for which she trains every single day. Since 2013, she is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, she has even completed marathons in destinations such as the North Pole!
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This could mean a breakthrough for reaching the goal of getting Nosey to an elephant sanctuary. This elephant has been held by someone not interested in her well being for many years, ignoring her ailments, her pain, her natural needs. Though obviously affected by arthritis, Nosey is continually dragged around the United States to roadside flea markets and has to give rides to ignorant people. Now that the actress Kim Basinger has taken up the cause there might be help for Nosey.
“CEI, AFNN, and SNN, have been working secretly for the last 5 months on behalf of our beloved Nosey, and today we can finally let you in on what we’ve been doing.
Nosey’s Storybook has been on quite an adventure lately, and it eventually found its way to Academy Award-winning actress, Kim Basinger, who today mailed Nosey’s book, a personal letter, and a list of organizations supporting her efforts, to former president, Bill Clinton. Kim is asking Bill Clinton to contact the USDA’s chief, Tom Vilsack, and request the USDA have Nosey re-examined. This may also include the participation of the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as Chelsea Clinton, who has a passion for elephants, and has campaigned for the ending of the illegal ivory trade, so we are very excited that Kim has made this decision to write to him and ask for his help!
There are many people and organizations I would like to thank, and I’ll start with our director, Richard Isley, who was CEI’s contact person for Kim Basinger and her manager, Hollywood producer, Oren Segal, at Radius Entertainment in Los Angeles. What started off as an offer by KIm to hold a fund-raiser for Nosey, which would have required Richard to travel to Florida, and negotiate the possible selling of Nosey with the Liebel family, evolved into Kim’s decision to write to Bill Clinton after Richard expressed his concern that Hugo Liebel would most likely refuse any offer, just as he had previously done with Hollywood mogul, and co-creator of The Simpson’s, the late Sam Simon, who reportedly offered $750,000 for Nosey. Kim then made the decision to write a letter to Bill Clinton, asking him to help Nosey.
We hope this news gives you optimism for Nosey’s future, and please thank Kim Basinger for her participation!! CEI fully believes that she will be successful in her efforts for Nosey.
And Kim’s new Warner Bros. movie, “The Nice Guys,” will be released on May 20, 2016, and also stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
And I would like to thank all of you for your difficult and heart-breaking work on behalf of Nosey. It has been a very long road for her, but now she has some new friends in high places. And so do we!
CEI will post a complete list of people and organizations supporting Kim and Nosey when we compile it, and I personally want to thank those few people who have kept our secret for the past 5 months!
Thank you everybody!
Joan Sumner, Overseas director, CEI” (CEI: California Environmental Institute)
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When and if more and more non-human beings are released from whatever kind of prison they had been kept in, be it circus, zoo or medical research facility, there are sanctuaries willing to take them in. Here is one of them:
photos: Action for Nosey Now
When first becoming aware of the plight of elephants in general being exploited it seemed plausible to end their plight due to several issues. First of all, elephants are big and heavy. Second of all, they literally need tons of food. and third of all, they can easily hurt and even kill (intentionally of accidentally) a human being. But sadly, it turned out – as with many animal related issues – that greed and ignorance have turned this battle in an uphill one just like many others.
Nosey the Elephant has been touring the United States for many years. Her owner makes her give rides no matter her physical state. She has been seen with sores on her sides, with wounds on her legs, swaying back and forth in distress. But as long as there are people willing to pay and thereby giving the owner reason to keep her, chances are slim she will be released to an elephant sanctuary, even though the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has agreed to take her in.
A small group has been fighting for Nosey’s release to this sanctuary diligently. They have been busy keeping track of Nosey’s whereabouts, have tried to inform people at the sights about the sad physical and psychological state Nosey is in, have tried to get her released, but until today to no avail.
Please spread the news, let friends and family know that paying for rides on any animal’s back is simply no fun for the animal at best, and often painful and crippling for these beings.
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