Elephants in West Hollywood?

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Posted May 7, 2012 by peta2 staff


Do you remember Juliette West? You know … she’s the high school student whose documentary How I Became an Elephant is winning awards and changing the way people see animals who are used for entertainment.

I got to see How I Became an Elephant at a screening here in West Hollywood, California, last night, and it was stunning! Although it focuses mostly on how elephants are beaten, neglected, whipped, and used in Thailand (including some heartbreaking video footage of how baby elephants are “broken” in order to be trained), it also touches on something that each and every one of us can do: NEVER buy another ticket to a circus, a zoo, an aquarium, or anywhere else where animals are treated like they are here to entertain us. News flash: They’re not!

Check out for more info and to see if there’s going to be a screening near you!

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  • 1541 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    What about charity conversationalist aquariums and animal sanctuaries?
    Are they alright because the animals are saved from their threatened habitat?

  • 1570 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Im putting this video on my facebook page<3

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