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We Need Your Help to Protest Kaavan's Neglectful Conditions!

Samar Khan
Fremont, CA, United States

Sep 24, 2015 — Thanks to you all, Kaavan has finally been unchained from his shed, however, the Marghazar Zoo still refuses to let him go to a sanctuary. While we are happy Kaavan is finally able to stretch his legs, he remains in the Marghazar Zoo where he is solitarily confined to a small length of grass with a dirty plaster pond. He suffers from behavioral issues from his years of trauma and neglect. Worst of all, his enclosure is made of flimsy chainlink, not secure enough to hold him in. Kaavan had broken out of this inadequate enclosure in 1992, and was consequently chained full time for the next two decades as a result. If he breaks out again, he becomes a public safety hazard, and that would most likely mean another lifetime of chains for him. Things are not looking good: yesterday, he broke the gate of his enclosure with just his trunk. He needs to be sent to a secure and competent sanctuary.

Time is running out for Kaavan and we want to make a big move to show the CDA that we are are serious about getting Kaavan to sanctuary! October 3rd is March for Elephants day, and we are launching a Worldwide protest in Kaavan's name!

We need your help in freeing Kaavan! On this day everyone around the world can gather at their local Pakistan Embassy or any permissible public place to protest/raise awareness about the neglect and abuse inflicted on Kaavan! No matter how big or small it is, every protest is infinitely important in saving Kaavan!
Here is the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354190371421432/

Anyone around the world can help by making their own protest, it's pretty simple and easy! Make a Facebook event and gather friends in your local Pakistan Embassy or any permissible public place on October 3rd! If they are required, do make sure you get necessary permits for your demonstration!

Again, every protest makes a difference BIG OR SMALL! There is a real risk that if the CDA sees that we do not have many protests, they will dismiss this issue and Kaavan will be stuck in the zoo forever. However, if we can show the CDA a good number of protests for Kaavan from people all over the world we have a fighting chance!

As part of your protest:
-You can make posters for Kaavan, who was chained for 28 years and is still stuck solitarily in a inadequate enclosure.
-Keep a laptop on hand so that you can share our petition.
-Please raise awareness about Kaavan in your protest and pass out flyers about his story!

PLEASE send ALL PHOTOS of your protest to our facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/kaavantheelephant

If you want we can also publicize your protest on our Free Kaavan Facebook page if you send us the link to your Facebook event!

We plan to compile all protest photos and send them to the CDA to show them just how many people are raising their voices for Kaavan!

PLEASE SEND us your protest photos so we can show CDA just how many people want Kaavan to be free!

In addition to the protest please continue to spread the word about Kaavan through social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

One of our supporters has made this incredible tweet sheet which allows you to tweet at all relevant public figures in less than two minutes! Please use this!
https://sites.google.com/site/unchainkaavanfreehimnow/

In addition contact World Wildlife Fund: Islamabad and voice your concerns about Kaavan!
Tel: 051 227 0020-3
Fax: 051 227 0029
E-mail: islamabad@wwf.org.pk

Thanks so much for your compassion and support for Kaavan! He is our elephant now, and we need to continue to be his voice!

Samar


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