Animal rights advocates were one step away from getting a ban against circus elephants in Norway. The governmental Mattilsynet proposed a ban starting in 2015. However, the Minister of Agriculture, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, overruled this advice in October 2012 and decided to continue to allow elephants to perform in Norway.
Baba was born in the wild in Asia in 1970, according to the 2008 EEG survey of elephants in European circuses. She was captured in the wild. She has been with her owners the Folco family for over 40 years and came to the family when she was two years old.
Elephant experts say that Baba`s stereotyped behaviour indicates psycological suffering, bordering to madness.
For more information, see expert interviews with Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Marion E. garaï and Gay Bradshaw in blog: www.elefantbaba.wordpress.com
This has to stop now!
Demand Babas freedom, and demand a ban against elephants in circuses in Norway!
The Asian elephant is faced with extinction in the wild. Today there are an estimated 25.000 to 30.000 Asian elephants left (WWF). Elephants are very social, intelligent and have emotions comparable to humans. This magnificent animal is exhibited in circuses for the purpose of our entertainment.
For information about Baba and elephants in general see the blog
“The World of Baba” and read expert interviews with Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Gay Bradshaw and Marion E. Garaï, also opinions from the European Elephant Group (EEG) who has offered to help Baba: