It's a Friday night, but maybe you'd be home by the time 20/20 comes on. Tonight's feature are the elephants living in free range in Tennessee in a place called The Elephant Sanctuary. I think it will be on at 10 pm here on the East coast, but check your local listings anyway. Tonight's stars will be the elephants who previously lived in captivity, and are now in recovery. The show should warm many hearts out there.
Because I belong to an group of animal welfare advocates in the Philippines, I can read the numerous discussions between group members and people who, seems to me, just signed up to make an urgent plea for help. There were two this week who begged for assistance concerning two dogs who were tied up under rain and sun with no food nor water. One was described to be on the verge of a heat stroke. The images that filled my mind disturbed me immensely, but I am also encouraged at the same time. There is a growing number of animal welfare advocates in the Philippines and ordinary citizens are beginning to reject animal cruelty, willing to take personal action against it. Just from this website, I can see from the visitor data that many are seeking information on how to report animal cruelty in the Philippines. You can find my previous post on the subject HERE . Keep in mind that your complaint has legal standing via the Philippine Animal Welfare Act which is also known as the RA 8485 .