From late 2018 to 2021 we campaigned for the release of Anne from Longleat to sanctuary. She hasn’t seen another elephant since 2001 and lives a lonely life in inadequate conditions. Despite our three years of intense lobbying, which received the support of eminent elephant experts, Longleat refused to consider letting Anne have a better life for her remaining years, in the company of other elephants. Our campaign, and Anne’s tragic life story, highlighted the issues involved in elephant captivity and the need to bring an end to it.

Read more about Anne and our campaign:

Anne campaign and background

Anne’s biography

Statements of support

Statement from Elephant Haven

Rebuttal to Longleat

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