I signed a petition today on Network for Animals which read "Prevent Zimbabwe
Cruelly Exporting Animals to China." Sadly, I don't believe that China has a great record re treating animals compassionately. This new development is yet another good time to remind people why I boycotted the Beijing Olympics when I found out that they skinned Raccoon dogs alive for their fur. I cannot imagine anyone doing anything so cruel, and yet there it was on the internet for anyone who cares about dog suffering to read and to hopefully react.
Sadly, I don't believe too many people did.
Wicked and evil - those are the words that Network for Animals used to describe what the Zimbabwe government is doing to baby elephants. In their post- they wrote that last year they exported 24 baby elephants to China. In essence- these baby elephants were ripped from their mothers while they were still nursing. And babies- whether human or animal are capable of experiencing suffering, and this certainly applies to the 24 baby elephants who suffered as the result of this cruel separation from their mothers.