„Mausi’s“ legacy — our efforts will go on!
Right from the start, ELEFANTEN-SCHUTZ EUROPA e. V. has been particularly concerned with the fate of elephants kept in circuses, with regard to both their overall population and the animal welfare-related situation of the individual animals. Wherever possible, our organisation’s members document the unacceptable husbandry conditions under which the intelligent giant animals are still being used commercially; we also try to sensitise both the audience and the responsible authorities to the continued problems and sufferings of circus elephants.
For this reason, our association will continue to fight for a legal ban of keeping elephants in travelling circuses. Until this aim is achieved, however, we will do everything we can to transfer to proper stationary facilities elephants who have suffered damage from having been kept in circuses!
As the confiscation of wild animals that big may fail simply because of a lack of an appropriate adopting zoo and means of transport, ELEFANTEN-SCHUTZ EUROPA e.V. is very glad to have gained the support of some zoos: zoos which feel committed to animal protection will also in future be prepared to adopt circus elephants. Where necessary, ELEFANTEN-SCHUTZ EUROPA e.V. will establish the relevant contacts.