“There is a Face Book event happening, to help a lonely elephant be transferred to a sanctuary, which I am hoping you can all help with. All you have to do is 3 things:-

  1. Sign 1 petition (below)
  2. Send a letter (template below) to some email addresses (below)
  3. Send a letter (template below) to some links (links are pre-addressed email web pages, so just copy & paste the template letter into the “comment or mail” section on the web page & fill in your details in the sections provided.

Or if you have Face Book Account, you can just click on the picture of Tania below which will take you to the event page!”

“Many people who are not familiar with Face Book, may think ‘Events’ such as this, have to be attended in person. True some Events are about attending a function or protest in person; but most are like the one below, which just means that you are invited to send a letter & sign a petition for a particular cause!”

“Posting for & on behalf of my dear friend & animal advocate Julie Jo – Face Book – Copied as is from the link below”

Face Book Event:-https://www.facebook.com/events/530616983650177/?ref=3

Monday, 20 May 2013

Tania At The Targu-Mures Zoo in Romania.

ACTION TAKEN BY YOU FOR THIS EVENT:
Please send sample letter to emails and links provided, and sign 1 petition.

Thank you everyone for your participation.

Letters will be sent to:

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Romanian Embassy’s, Head of the Press Office, Director for the Media and European Parliament Spokesman, Independent Times Media, Court of Justice of the European Union, Council of the European Union and European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development.

It is CRUCIAL that all these emails be sent for this to happen.
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ABOUT TANIA:

Tania is a 37-year-old elephant suffering a life of solitary confinement in a 90 square foot area at the Targu-Mures Zoo in Romania. She was transferred from an Italian zoo in September 2012. At a young age she was sent to a zoo in France where she appears to have lived for more than 20 years. Tania is confined alone showing signs of distress due to not having enough space. She is confined to only 90 sq ft with no adequate habitat to fit her needs. It is appalling by the amount of space provided to her. Tania has no where near the amount of space needed whether she is inside or outside, the place is too small for ANY elephant. Even 10,000 sq ft. is not enough for an elephant. Please read the sample letter for the remaining information on her.
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PETITION to sign pleasehttp://www.thepetitionsite.com/755/337/604/help-to-get-tania-out-of-the-tirgu-mares-zoo/

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EMAIL – Copy & paste the following email addresses & add the template letter below:
SG-PLAINTES@ec.europa.eu; jaume.duch@europarl.europa.eu; efca@efca.europa.eu; Office@roembus.org; acsbucharest@state.gov; newseditor@independent.co.uk; drp@gov.ro

SUBJECT: Your Assistance is Needed

SAMPLE LETTER:

To Whom It May Concern:

I have just learned of Tania an Asian elephant at the Trgu Mures Zoo whom is confined alone showing signs of distress due to not having enough space. She is confined to only 90 sq ft with no adequate habitat to fit her needs. It is appalling by the amount of space provided to her. Tania has no where near the amount of space needed whether she is inside or outside, the place is too small for any elephant. Even 10,000 sq ft. is not enough for her.

Due to extreme cold winters in Romania Tania is cooped up for six months at a time, which drives them insane, whether keepers are there or not. This has added acceleration to the deterioration of her feet. No vet can correct this as long as she cannot move, even in the small outside enclosure. Her feet will eventually kill her. Even though she is alone nothing can be solved by bringing in other elephants because there is not enough room for her and if they don’t get along one could be killed.

I would also like to address Tania’s insecure fencing. If electrified it could kill her and if not she could easily bolt out and the public could be in great danger. If they are unable to provide the proper security for her it could result in her being chained and leading to mental anguish. Signs of this would be swaying and bobbing which she already does.

Tania has shown too many signs of distress as you can see in the video links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-egOg_ROYSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4xl_6BhEo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6ce99fZzg4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgeatP7qX-U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI__NLJsiPM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pisaO4v9FGM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVJpFursU8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Y95ZFBEJQ

This link is to give you an idea of the habitat size required for an animal this large:

http://www.elephantpepper.org/downloads/Concept%20of%20home%20range.pdf

I ask that Tania be given the life every elephant deserves, one of freedom. As you are aware, thousands of people are horrified at her treatment, and even though new, they are inadequate facilities for Tania. I ask the authorities in control of her be made to let advocates transfer her to a sanctuary.

Yours faithfully

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Add your Country

Please copy & paste the above letter into the pre-addressed links below:-

CONTACT LINKS:

Court of Justice of the European Union:
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/T5_5133/

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums FB:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Association-of-Zoos-and-Aquariums/103849909693281

European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Vasilica Viorica Dancila:
https://www.facebook.com/viorica.dancila

Citizens Inquirey: https://www.secure.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/cites.html (CONFIRM IN EMAIL)

Romanian Embassy Facebook/Message:
https://www.facebook.com/romanian.embassy

EUROPE DIRECT- (EU CITIZENS ONLY)
http://europa.eu/europedirect/write_to_us/mailbox/index_en.htm

EU Law:  http://ec.europa.eu/eu_law/your_rights/your_rights_forms_en.htm

ROMANIAN EMBASSY’S: http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/romania

Council of the European Union:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/contacts/info-public.aspx?lang=en#form

Thank you x