Sunday, March 9, 2014

HELP TO BUILD A RETIREMENT HOME FOR ELEPHANTS


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HELP TO BUILD A RETIREMENT HOME FOR ELEPHANTS

Defense of Animals is urgently looking for supporters for their campaign to send Tania – a female Indian elephant who has lived alone for most of her 39 years – to a wildlife sanctuary. Although the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria requires female Elephants to be housed in groups, Tania has lived alone for most of her life. She has a foot infection that is slowly killing her. The online petition has closely raised its 186000 signatures it needs, but there is no elephant sanctuary in Europe where Tania could go if she did get free. There are over 50 elephants living in these kind of conditions all over Europe and there is nowhere for them to go.
Kate Garner and 5 Pieces Gallery now teamed up with Tony Verhulst and Sofie Geotghebeur who are raising money to build an ELEPHANT HAVEN in the South of France. ELEPHANT HAVEN have found an amazing piece of land with 2 lakes on it in Southern France. The owner is keen that is should become an elephant sanctuary, but they need to raise €50,000 to hold it. In order to raise money to help elephants like Tania in a permanent way, Kate Garner has generously donated artwork to be auctioned off during this exclusive event.
In the ELEPHANT HAVEN charity auction you can bid for some of the most renowned photographs of Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Bjork, David Bowie or Iggy Pop by famous photographer Kate Garner. All photographs are out of the regular edition, signed and numbered by Kate Garner and sold with a certificate of authenticity. Buy a photograph directly or put a bid in for half price or above to have the chance to get one of these outstanding photographs way under the market price and to help the elephants. 80% of the amount raised will be donated directly to ELEPHANT HAVEN. Thank you so much for helping us raise money, with your support we together can help:
✓ offering elephants a place to retire
✓ supporting the resocialization and rehabilitation of elephants
✓ providing information and researching elephants and their complex needs
✓ thinking along & contributing to a world of respect and protection for elephants
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PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATE GARNER AT AUCTION

Kate Garner - Kate Moss  DDFR BLUE

Kate Garner - Kate Moss (Diamond Dust Blue)

High quality fine art print on Somerset art paper with a dot screen and diamond dust applied
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 3/15
Image Size: 58.42 x 40.64 cm
Print Size: 64.77 x 48.26 cm
Kate Garner - Kate Moss  DDFR2 Yellow

Kate Garner - Kate Moss (Diamond Dust Yellow)

High quality fine art print on Somerset art paper with a dot screen and diamond dust applied
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 11/15
Image Size: 58.42 x 40.64 cm
Print Size: 64.77 x 48.26 cm
Kate Garner - Kate Moss

Kate Garner - Kate Moss

High Quality Print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 24/50, 25/50, 26/50, 27/50 or 28/50
Size: 30.48 x 22.19 cm
Kate Garner - Kate Moss II

Kate Garner - Kate Moss II

High Quality Print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 24/50, 25/50, 26/50, 27/50 or 28/50
Size: 30.48 x 22.19 cm
Kate Garner - Kate Moss III

Kate Garner - Kate Moss III

High quality fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 2/15
Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Kate Garner - Kate Moss IV

Kate Garner - Kate Moss IV

High quality fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 10/15
Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Kate Garner - Soldier Girl neu

Kate Garner - Soldier Girl

High Quality Print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/50
Size: 35.56 x 24.9 cm
Kate Garner - angelina jolie

Kate Garner - Angelina Jolie

High Quality Print on Hahnemuhle paper using archival ink
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/50
Size: 35.5 x 24.5 cm
Kate Garner - Saint Iggy

Kate Garner - Saint Iggy

Archival print on Hahnemuhle art paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/30
Size: 40.64 x 30.48 cm
Kate Garner - bjork underwater

Kate Garner - Bjork Underwater

Archival C type print
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/50
Size: 40 x 28.5 cm
Kate Garner - Sinnead

Kate Garner - Sinead

Archival print on Hahnemuhle art paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/30
Size: 40.64 x 30.48 cm
Kate Garner - David Bowie

Kate Garner - David Bowie

Metallic C Print
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition Nr.: 20/30
Image Size: 33 x 25.5 cm
Paper Size: 38 x 30.5 cm
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THE STORY OF TANIA

Tania is a 39-year-old elephant suffering a life of solitary confinement at the Targu-Mures Zoo in Romania, transferred from an Italian zoo in September. Although the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria requires that zoos house female elephants in groups, Tania continues to languish without the company of other elephants. This is cruel punishment for female elephants, who are profoundly social.
Tania was just three years old when her herd was wiped out in the wild in 1978, and she was immediately sold to the Plaisance-du-Touch Xoo near Toulouse in the southwest of France, where she remained for almost 25 years. Since then, she has been shunted around from zoo to zoo across Europe, most recently ending up in a tiny, cramped enclosure in Romania’s Targu Mures Zoo. According to the National Elephant Center, “Female elephants are by nature affiliate, meaning they focus their efforts on social interactions.” When Tania has clearly been unable to focus her efforts on familial bonding, what sort of distress must she be enduring?
IDA says, “The zoo industry reportedly claims that Tania does not get along with other elephants. Yet, zoos often use this claim to justify housing solitary elephants when, in fact, it is the unnatural conditions at zoos that deprive elephants of their most basic needs – room to move and more natural social groupings.” Roberta Brown, one of the animal activists behind IDA’s campaign, adds, “She is showing signs of severe stress and has a damaged foot which is in need of treatment. She is often seen swaying from side to side and also seen rubbing her head against her enclosure which are both signs of distress in elephants. The floor has no drainage, and Tania has to stand with her ill feet in her own urine and feces. She has had a life of misery and neglect, and (we hope) to give her one last chance of some happiness after all she has gone through.”
Observers note that since her arrival at Targu-Mures Zoo, Tania has been forced to live indoors in a tiny barren cell standing on concrete, often in her own urine and feces. The zoo industry reportedly claims that Tania does not get along with other elephants. Yet, zoos often use this claim to justify housing solitary elephants when, in fact, it is the unnatural conditions at zoos that deprive elephants of their most basic needs—room to move and more natural social groupings. Tania also repeatedly rocks and sways, which is a coping mechanism indicating she is in psychological distress.
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Sign the petition to free Tania: www.thepetitionsite.com
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MORE ABOUT ELEPHANT HAVEN

ELEPHANT HAVEN will settle in a quiet location in Europe in a climate as suitable as possible. Different vegetation, hills and lakes are there. The forests consist of edible trees. If necessary, trees will be planted and lakes dug up. Elephants can comfortably exist here, forage and give each other space. On hot days the forest provides shelter from the sun. The hills of this landscape offer variation for the elephants. The slopes provide movement opportunities. The flat areas are perfectly suitable for the less mobile elephants. The domain will be at least 500,0000 m² (50 hectares).
ELEPHANT HAVEN will build heated living quarters in which there are 6 interior stables and access to large outdoor paddocks and the outdoor area. These stables will always be accessible to the elephants. Different living quarters will be built, including a quarantaine barn. This way ELEPHANT HAVEN can take into account that the Asian and African elephants can be kept separate or a sick or male elephant can be kept away from the rest. This also provides more opportunities for social rehabilitation.
The interior quarters consist of 6 sand stables which are interconnected. The interior stables have the availability of nursing and training walls. The sand stables are separated by a corridor that can be used for introductions and provide extra interior space.
The elephants have access to an outside paddock by day and night, from there on they have access to the outside enclosure which consists natural substrate. An elephant has at least 5 acres to his or her disposal in the outside park. Here the elephants have access to lakes and woods, they can keep out of each other's sight, and the hills provide mobility stimulation.
For the safety of man and animal, the elephants are housed behind a fence. To create as few as possible visual barriers we will use retaining walls. Between the various outside paddocks we use steel pipe fences. This allows different groups of elephants to live separately from each other. By means of gates in the fences the habitats can be opened, making it possible to create an even larger living space. Adjacent habitats can also be used to introduce elephants each to another in a secure manner.
See more at www.elephanthaven.com
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With your support we can help the elephants, thank you so much!
For press inquires or questions, please contact us. We are looking forward to hear from you! And thanks for sharing, commenting and liking this project!
Yours faithfully,
Dennis Sebastian Ammann
Gallery Director 5 Pieces Gallery
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