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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:31 AM
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Delhi the Elephant has Died from infected feet caused by circus life


Delhi was our oldest elephant, captured in the wilds of India in 1947. Her entire captive life was spent traveling and performing with circuses.

Her most identifying characteristic was her speckled appearance. This natural depigmentaton increases with age and is as unique to each elephant as a persons finger prints.

Delhi stood 8' tall and weighed 7100 pounds. She was a petite elephant but her pot belly gave her the appearance of being stocky. Her ears were large and feathery, with a trim of depigmentaton along the lower edge.

If you observed Delhi from the side you would notice that she had an unnatural stance. Instead of her legs placed directly underneath her body, her front legs extended forward and her back legs extended at an angle backwards. We have no explanation for this unnatural stance.





My favorite charity, The Elephant Sanctuary.

http://www.elephants.com/elediary.htm

DO NOT SUPPORT ZOOS OR CIRCUSES WITH ELEPHANTS or the Submariner will kick your ass.



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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:59 AM
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1. K&R!
Poor thing...it's terrible how some of us treat animals.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:43 AM
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2. one of my favorites too
:cry:
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:57 AM
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3. Hrmm....
"Delhi received three doses of pulsatilla, a homeopathic remedy which in this case was prescribed to address her complacency with getting up."


Wouldn't multiple doses of a homeopathic remedy be contrary to the tenets of homeopathy? I wish they'd given her real medicine.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:13 PM
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8. Took the words right out of my mouth.
They basically gave her a few doses of water. Gee, I wonder why she didn't get better?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:17 AM
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4. Ahhh so sad.
:cry: Poor thing. I hate captivity of any kind! Zoos and circuses suck ass!
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 AM
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dupe
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:25 AM by turtlensue
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 AM
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5. ..
So extinction is preferable to survival in zoos?
I don't like circuses. But zoos do serve a good function. There are alot of animals that would be extinct if not for zoos.
And most reputable zoos are going out of their way to make an good environment for their animals
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:35 AM
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6. The use of animals in circuses needs to be outlawed
Cruelty is not entertainment.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:16 PM
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9. The whole making animals do "tricks" mentality...
...is hideous. It's bad enough when we make our pets perform for us in exchange for food. But to anthropomorphize wild species into our playthings is wrong in more ways than I can count. It's as if we can't emphathize with anything that doesn't remind us of ourselves in some way.

The beauty and value of animals lies in their unique natures, not in how readily they can be molded into reflections of us.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:27 PM
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10. I agree. And rodeos too.
Why people pay to see calves yanked off their feet, I'll never know. It's not "heritage" -- it's abuse.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:11 PM
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7. saturday night kick






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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:29 PM
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11. Marcusson was right...


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