Bubbles Needs You—She’s All Alone

Bubbles, an African elephant who was imported from Zimbabwe and is now being exhibited by the notorious “Doc” Antle, is one of the loneliest elephants in the U.S. Exploited for TV spots, Bubbles hasn’t had contact with another elephant for 31 years.

Elephants’ social and physical needs simply cannot be met in confinement. In captivity, they often show signs of boredom and psychosis, along with physical ailments such as obesity, foot problems, and arthritis, which can cause intense suffering and premature death. In the wild, female elephants stick with their families for life and spend much of their time exploring vast habitats, socializing, and foraging for food.

Bubbles deserves a comfortable life at a sanctuary, where she would have the opportunity to roam acres of natural habitat, play in a pond, forage for fresh vegetation, befriend other elephants, and enjoy a full, healthy, and enriching life. Please join us in urging Doc Antle to send Bubbles to a sanctuary.

Please send polite comments to:
Bhagavan “Doc” Antle
[email protected]

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