Hi Everyone Mabel & Alfie here!
We hope you are enjoying the first few days of Spring, with all the colourful flowers that grow this time of year.
We are really busy at dedicated2dachshunds. But not too busy to help fellow animals. Something that is very dear to our hearts are the magnificent and gentle creatures that have walked on this Earth for over 55 million years. Yes.... we are talking about ELEPHANTS.
Mabel and Alfie's Magical Elephant Mission
Tears poured down Mabel and Alfie's cheeks. After jumping into a picture of an elephant in Mabel's Magical book they had arrived in a hot and sunny land. It was here that they saw a big beautiful grey elephant who just looked at them with sad small eyes. Glancing down at his foot the elephant showed them how he had been injured after he had trodden on a trap which was still stuck into his leg. The tears that trickled down his face showed that he was in a lot of pain.
Mabel was horrified that people could hurt these "gentle giants ", so nudging Alfie they quickly devised a plan to help save and protect all the endangered elephants in far away lands.
Mabel and Alfie would like YOU to help to.
So that is why, after plenty of discussion and checking our pocket money, we enlisted Mel's help. She spoke to a very nice support worker at WWF.ORG. As a result Alfie & I have adopted an Elephant from Asia. We were sent an elephant information pack which included lots of gifts, bookmarks, stickers and lots of facts about elephants, an adoption certificate plus a really cute elephant toy.
Asian Elephant numbers have roughly halved in the last 60-75 years
Around 90% of African elephants have been wiped out in the past century – mainly due to the ivory trade. Elephant poaching, even though it’s illegal, has been getting dramatically worse in parts of Africa in the last 10 years – mostly because of growing demand for ivory in China and the Far East. Around 20,000 African elephants are being killed every year for their ivory. (source from WWF.Org)
We have also found a range of products from one of our suppliers, Ulster Weavers who have produced some elephant inspired gifts to help, Elephant Parade® which is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
Elephant Parade was founded by father and son Marc and Mike Spits in 2006.
Whilst on holiday In Thailand, Marc met a baby elephant named Mosha, who had lost her leg after stepping on a landmine. Mosha inspired Marc and Mike to create Elephant Parade.
“We wanted to help Mosha and create something structural that would be profitable in the long run. This is the only way in which we can provide the elephant a sustainable future”.
The first Elephant Parade exhibition was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2007. Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, Mosha’s home base in Lampang Thailand, was the first organization to receive contributions generated by Elephant Parade and structurally continues to receive funds for taking care of Mosha.
It would be great if you could help to, by making more people aware, & it's so easy by visiting the links below or checking out the Elephant Parade products we have for sale on our website.
Have a wonderful day