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elephant abuse - way kambus NP indonesia

please bring some attention to way kambu national park in sumatra indonesia. the elephants which once roamed the park are now chained with only 0-3 metres of chain restricitng these majestic creatures. A distressed mother elephant is chained to 1metre while her 3 month old calf is the plaything of park visitors and the mother can do nothing. a 12 month old "troublemaker" is chained to les than 1 metre and is very distressed.
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  • Hi Tim,
    Thank you for contacting us with your concern for these elephants. I can see how distressing this situation is. WWF does not work directly with situations of animal cruelty, but we work closely with organisation that do. Here are some contacts that might be in a better position to help:

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - www.ifaw.org
    World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) -wspa@wspa-international.org

    The Born Free Foundation in the UK welcomes all reports of animal suffering for captive wild animals including zoos
    http://www.bornfree.org.uk/index.shtml

    You could also contact the WWF-Indonesia office as they may be able to provide more information about other local organizations who could assist you. Their contact details are on the following link:

    http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_o...

    Best of luck to you!
    Cheryl
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