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PETA’s Persevering Pachyderm

Written by PETA | September 15, 2009

Rejection is tough, but Ella PhantzPeril doesn’t let it get her down. Initially snubbed by St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., officials, Ella PhantzPeril just wouldn’t take no for an answer.

This week, Ella can be seen stopping (foot) traffic in Washington Square Park in Kansas City—where she received a warm welcome. And, judging by the photo, even George is behind her all the way.




Ella’s found a place to unpack her trunk for the moment, but she’s still shedding tears for all the elephants who face much longer, much more difficult journeys as they’re dragged in shackles to circus appearances across the country and beaten with bullhooks behind the scenes.

Check back to see if your city will be receiving the privilege of Ella’s company, and in the meantime, remind everyone you know that circuses are no fun for elephants.

Written by Heather Drennan

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Hopefully some day PETA will get permission to have ELLA vist Hart Park in the city of Orange over a busy weekend. I would be willing to volunteer my time to make sure she and her visitors are safe and hand out leaflets in Spanish and English about the evils of the circus.

  • myrna says:

    Good JOB!!! Persistence pays off… I’m proud of her and she will send out the message that the public needs to end the torture that Ringling Bros. has put ALL animals thru!

  • PanDa says:

    Bring Elle to Fulton Texas!! I think we really need a good message going because I am truly the only animal rights activist in town Along with a small group of my friends. Please help us get our little animal rights club on our feet by educating this idiot town! PanDa Bear and Brandy Lion

  • Bluebell says:

    Wish she was coming to a city near me.. I’d love to see the attention she’d attract

  • rebecca says:

    elephants are my absolute fav it makes me sick that people do that to such beautiful creatures

  • pigpal says:

    She’s cute. If I saw her in my park I certainly would read her message. Way to be persistent.