by Kara DiCamillo
Categories: Causes, Film/TV
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Photo: PETA

Apparently we weren’t the only ones reporting on the abuse of Tai the elephant, one of the main characters from the movie Water for Elephants. Because of the video, animal rights activists and viewers are outraged (including Demi Moore) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is stepping up and seeking justice for any and all elephants abused in the State of California.

According to ALDF, while certain acts are legal, the state of California does have laws that prohibit specific types of animal cruelty. The ALDF is taking this law seriously, and is now offering a $10,000 reward for any information that may lead them to anyone who abuses elephants, specifically during the production of any filming.

If you have witnessed any abuse of an elephant on a California set, ALDF asks that you contact them (anonymity optional) at 707-795-2533, x1035, or e-mail ElephantAbuse@aldf.org. The Huffington Post reports the specifics on their website on what the illegal acts include.

Via: The Huffington Post.

About Kara DiCamillo

Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is also a contributing writer for TriplePundit, 1-800-RECYCLING.com, Sierra Club Green Home, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch. Beyond the moat that surrounds her Newport, Rhode Island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director.

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  • http://www.talkanimals.com Opal Budhram

    It’s awesome to see fellow animal lovers! Thanks a lot for the article, I support you :)