Animal Rights Florida Meetup Message Board › Activists with sad hearts, RIP Dondi and Fredrick.
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Fredrick the calf left this earth today at the University of Florida vet. Some of his injuries were too severe and they determined he was suffering. Thanks to everyone who helped him. He certainly touched many lives and we have a hole in our hearts just in the short time that we knew him.. Here is a photo I took of ...him today after being loaded into the trailer for the trip. He was munching on hay and that is how we want to remember him..
R.I.P. Dondi the elephant
July 30th, 2010- arff blog
ARFF is mourning the death of “Dondi,” a solitary female Asian elephant who was a regular performer at Flea World, a flea market in Sanford, and at Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a Christmas festival in Miami. (Click here to view video of a performance at Flea World in February.)
Dondi died of unknown causes on July 28.
ARFF held numerous demonstrations on behalf of Dondi. For years, ARFF pleaded with Dondi’s owners to retire her to a sanctuary where she could be free from constant travel and have an opportunity for normal social relationships. It is tragic that her life ended without being given that chance. Dondi deserved better.
Sadly, Dondi was not the only elephant in Florida forced to live alone. Visit ARFF’s website http://www.animalrigh... to learn how you can help “Nosey,” an elephant currently traveling with the Liebling Bros. Circus.