Please donate to help FACE get suffering, captive elephants to true sanctuary

Your generous donation will help fund our campaigns necessary in order to help suffering elephants in North America. FACE is greatly needed to bring these elephants to sanctuary.

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Your generous donation will help fund our campaigns necessary in order to help suffering elephants in North America. FACE is greatly needed to bring these elephants to sanctuary.

YOU can help make a difference in the lives of ELEPHANTS!

We are the ONLY non-profit in the nation dedicated solely to rescuing elephants held in captivity in circuses and roadside zoos in North America. FACE is dedicated to getting elephants to sanctuaries accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). GFAS is the gold standard for sanctuaries. FACE is committed and will continue to follow through with helping to place the elephants into much needed sanctuaries.

Free All Captive Elephants' work is vital to captive elephants. We are the nation's only 501(c)(3) non-profit with sole focus on freeing captive elephants from circuses and inhumane zoos. Without our work, elephants will continue to languish in captivity. The sanctuaries can accommodate more elephants but it is OUR job to get them there. We need your help to accomplish this goal. Our success means their freedom.


* Please visit our website: https://freeallcaptiveelephants.org/ to learn more about FACE and the important work we do to help captive elephants.


OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGNS


BROKEN - The Documentary. *** Watch the video attached of the Broken sneak peek***

WE HAVE COMPLETED FILMING OF "BROKEN" and are getting ready for distribution. Stay tuned for our release date!

This documentary peels back the layers of government complacency and complicit acts (at both state and federal levels) which led not only to the torture that Nosey the Elephant endured but also continues today with dozens of other elephants who languish in circuses and road-side zoos all over the United States.


ASHA - at the Natural Bridge Zoo, Virginia. Asha has been a solitary elephant for over a decade. She has been forced to give backbreaking rides for nearly two decades to over 10,000 people every season. She has a concrete barn floor that is not heated in the winter. She has no pool and is chained frequently in an exhibit with little freedom to roam. Decades of public complaints to the agencies tasked with protecting Asha have fallen on deaf ears. The Natural Bridge Zoo's owner has over 100 violations of the Federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The authorities are waking up as we have been successful in getting The Natural Bridge Zoo on their radar. FACE is in communication with key authorities.

FACE is committed in working to expose the decades of public complaints to the agencies tasked with protecting Asha that have fallen on deaf ears. It is time to bring this issue to the public’s attention. FACE recently was successful in raising funds to erect a highly visible billboard near Richmond, Virginia so that over 300,000 people per week could see our message about the Natural Bridge Zoo’s over 100 violations of the AWA. Our goal is to assist the State of Virginia to seize Asha and place her in a GFAS sanctuary.

FACE has been working in Virginia with other animal welfare organizations on critical actions to benefit Asha. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), In Defense of Animals (IDA), and FACE have been in collaboration on vital actions for Asha. The wheels are in motion and progress is being made.


LEGISLATION - The Key To Change - FACE works continuously with legislation around the country to improve the conditions and protections for elephants on both the state and federal levels.

The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), is a federal bill that is currently pending. If passed, this bill will prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances nationwide, in the United States. FACE and numerous animal advocacy organizations join with Animal Defenders International ADI), who are leading the charge to get this important piece of legislation passed. You can help end circus suffering by contacting your own state legislators to educate them on TEAPSPA. (See our freeallcaptiveelephants.org website on TEAPSPA)

Nosey's Law - New Jersey - Nosey's Law, the first law of its kind in the nation, prohibits the use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts. FACE worked closely with former Senator Raymond Lesniak, the bill's creator, on Nosey's Law from the first introduction in the Senate Committee on September 12th, 2016 until the bill was passed into law on December 14th, 2018. We continued to work alongside of Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez after Senator Lesniak retired. We gave key testimony and were present at every legislative hearing. We rallied our thousands of members on social media to take vital actions that made an important impact on the passing of the bill. FACE continues to stay vigilant in New Jersey making sure Nosey's Law is enforced and upheld. We are committed to following through making sure this law is never BROKEN and no circus EVER steps foot in New Jersey with exotic and wild animals. We have already been tested in 2020 where Garden Bros. Circus was advertising different locations in New Jersey. Needless to say, they never showed up. They never had a chance because FACE had taken all actions necessary to make sure they were going to be following the guidelines of Nosey's Law. They decided it wasn't worth coming. Their time is done in New Jersey and we are making sure this is repeated in as many states as possible. Either they change their act, or they are not welcome in New Jersey. FACE continues to help other states in their efforts to pass laws like Nosey's Law.


CIRCUS TRACKING


Circuses with elephants such as Garden Brothers, Carden International, Shriners, Loomis Bros., and Carson and Barnes all have brutal touring schedules and cover thousands of miles. Some elephants are forced to perform three times per day only to be chained up or placed back into their transport trailers between shows and locations. Circus tracking is vital in the documentation of the abuse occurring while on the road. Public awareness is key to ending the suffering elephants have endured for centuries.

FACE meticulously tracks and documents these circuses through social media and boots on the ground. FACE has successfully gotten many venues to cancel circus events once we educate the state and local authorities and the media of the public safety risks and history of animal abuse by these exhibitors. Because of actions like these, the nation is very aware of the atrocities being committed in circuses and the future of this barbaric industry is coming to an end.

FACE is committed and will continue to follow through with helping to place the elephants into much needed sanctuaries.


Below: BROKEN - The Documentary Sneak Peek