Most of you know, but a few may not. Let's get clear. Asian Elephant Stories is my independent effort. The purpose of this blog has never changed from that which is stated on the header: “A small effort to help these magnificent creatures regain their dignity”. What I write here is not filtered or edited by anyone other than me. I try to choose my words carefully, but not so carefully that the message is lost in political correctness. I capitalize the entire phrase Asian Elephant to show respect; my late aunt Iza who was the Dean of English at Iowa State University would approve. Responsibility for errors, omissions and faux pas lay entirely with me.
A baby at ElefantAsia, Sayaboury Province,Laos
|Working the Street in Surin|
|Faa Mai follows, Lek leads|
My next article might be “The Elephant Ambassador Program”. I'm doing some research to ensure accuracy so don't expect anything for the next several days. I'm also beginning to gather more information on elephant street begging, the reported sightings keep coming in. I truly wish there was nothing to report, but that just isn't reality. Today's activity over on Jerry Nelson's Journal. is the posting of an article on the Symposium on Local Wisdom and Improving Quality of Life. Check it out.