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When you ride elephants, watch them paint or beg in the street, you are supporting this:

1234177_739106516116457_73281306_n”Phajaan to Tourist Attraction: Elephant Tourism in Thailand”

PETITION:
http://forcechange.com/…/protect-elephants-from-the-practi…/

Everyone, tourists especially, needs to be educated as to the plight of the Asian elephant. These animals’ spirits are broken through a ritual known as the Phajaan; baby elephants are prematurely ripped away from their mothers. They are then caged, starved, beaten, stabbed, poked and cut as they are kept awake for days without food or water.

Once “broken”, the young elephants are forced into a life of street-begging, trekking (rides), and “entertainment”, eg. circuses, painting, zoos, etc.

Please EDUCATE yourself and others! Do not support this cruelty by feeding a street beggar (baby elephant begging for food), riding on an elephant’s back (trekking) or attending a show.

* Phajaan Ritual (VIDEO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVckvi_gWVo

* Further INFO/PHOTOS on Phajaan:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

http://www.elemotion.org/elephant-tourism/

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Pictures – Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Vancouver

I am proud to have been a part of this amazing, grassroots event that took place October 4th in 136 cities around the world where people all marched to end the ivory and rhino horn trades that threaten these species. Here are a few pictures from the Vancouver event:

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Chris Hughes:Building a Social Network for Non-Profits

Watch this. Chris Hughes gives a presentation on the importance of building a social web with ‘soul‘.  The next social space he is building is called Jumo an online space where people and organizations working for social change can build long term relationships.

Chris Hughes is the co-founder of Facebook, and was the director of social media for the Obama campaign. He’s only 26. “Wow” as my mother would say.

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Can Gaming Save the World? Jane McGonigal Ted Talk

Hey, this is an amazing talk. If you have 20 minutes, listen to Jane McGonigal’s talk at the TED conference about how gaming can be used as a powerful tool to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. She’s awesome!

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