Now begins the challenge of being able to post everyday! Hope you all are having an amazing weekend! In case you missed any of the fun posts this week, here is a recap and a wonderful Charity Org feature.
This week’s charity…
Help for Animals India is a labor of love. Help Animals India (HAI) is an all-volunteer USA non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supporting efficient and effective animal protection organizations in India.
Help Animals India seeks out the best of these under funded organizations to provide financial and practical assistance where it can make the most difference.
From one of these hardworking groups comes the story or Menaka, the abused and much less known elephant. just Like Anne, the now famous circus elephant, whose abuse video moved the netizens into action.!
Nothing highlights the tragic fate of captive elephants than the plight of Menaka, the 19-year old female elephant who was made to suffer abuse and cruelty in the name of ritual and tradition in the custody of a temple. She was used for begging, made to walk the hot asphalted roads and was denied even basic healthcare. She was made to stand in her own urine and dung the whole day and a ramshackle vehicle garage was her shelter for the night. Her plight was brought to the notice of CUPA which approached the local police station in 2004. Even as investigations were apace, the cruelty to Menaka continued unabated. The Karnataka Forest Department seized Menaka from the temple in 2007. WRRC stepped in to help Menaka by contributing to her feed and to pay the salary of her mahouts. Read more about her story here http://www.wrrcbangalore.org/projects.
Menaka now spends 16 hours every day in the Bannerghatta National Park. There she gets to socialize with her new friends – other elephants who, though captive too, are left in the park’s forest to graze and forage full-time. At the rescue center, where she is brought indoors after her bath and scrub in a nearby water body, Menaka spends the day chewing on green fodder and a snack of fruits and grains before she is returned to the forest at night.http://helpanimalsindia.org/cupa.php
CUPA Bangalore Elephant project is one of the beneficiaries of Help Animals India.
Help Animals India http://www.helpanimalsindia.org/
Help Animals India on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helpanimalsindia
Have a great Sunday, and do check out this wonderful charity and all the rescues involved!