Do Not Return Nosey the Elephant to Allegedly Abusive Owner

Target: Bradley Cross, Lawrence County Commissioner, Alabama

Goal: Do not force elephant sanctuary to return abused elephant to her former owners who allegedly tortured her.

A Lawrence County, Alabama commissioner is supporting efforts to ensure that Nosey, an elephant who gained notoriety in light of her owner’s allegedly abusive behavior, is returned to the life of exploitation she had finally left behind. Nosey’s owner, Hugo Liebel, has been accused with over 200 violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and had kept the pachyderm in chains for over a decade. Demand that Nosey remain in the compassionate care of an elephant sanctuary so that she will never have to endure such misery again.

The case against Liebel is shocking. Mr. Liebel is accused of having denied Nosey proper veterinary care and adequate shelter from the heat, in addition to confining the elephant in chains so tightly that she could barely move. However, none of this appears to have swayed commissioner Bradley Cross’s opinion on the issue of Nosey’s custody. According to Cross, authorities should “give the elephant back to the Liebels and tell them to get the hell out of Dodge.”

With Nosey’s future still hanging in the balance, we must do what we can to help ensure that she will live out the rest of her life free from cruelty and exploitation. Sign this petition to demand that Nosey not be returned to her previous, allegedly abusive owner.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Cross,

You have recently stated that you are in favor of returning Nosey the elephant to Hugo Liebel, a man who is accused of over 200 violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Your support of current efforts to appeal a judge’s decision to allow Nosey to remain at an elephant sanctuary may result in the tragic return of this animal to a life of exploitation and degradation.

Nosey suffered for over a decade in chains, oftentimes with no veterinary care, while being forced to stand in sweltering heat without shelter. That this is abysmal treatment should be apparent to anyone, and it must not be tolerated. That is why I demand that you consider the well-being of this innocent creature and withdraw your support for the appeals process.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vinoth Chandar

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12 Comments

  1. It seems money takes precedence to ALL ASSHOLES, including this sub-par so-called commissioner! Ugh, I hate subhumans like him and his ilk!!!!

  2. What??????if that happens a million signatures of outrage will bombard you!ENOUGH ABISE IN THE NAME OF FILTHY MONEY…JAIL FOR THOSE TWO!!

  3. How on earth did Bradley Cross ever become commissioner? “Get out of Dodge”?? Does Cross think Alabama is the wild west? He should never have jurisdiction over any living creature. Allow Hugo Leibel to be in chain Bradley Cross to the ground for 24 hours daily. Perhaps the blind Bradley Cross will see a clearer picture of Nosey’s life under cruel Leibel.

  4. CÓMO PUEDEN SIQUIERA PENSAR EN REGRESAR A NOSEY A SU DUEÑO ANTERIOR, UN ENFERMO MENTAL, CRIMINAL E IGNORANTE; NOSEY SIEMPRE VIVIÓ LO QUE NO MERECE NINGÚN SER VIVO. ESTAMOS TOTALMENTE EN CONTRA DE PERMITIR QUE DEVUELVAN A NOSEY CON ESE INDIVIDUO. ALTO AL CRIMEN!!!! NOSEY DEBE PERMANECER EN UN SANTUARIO. SI LA LEY PERMITE REGRESAR A NOSEY A SU ANTERIOR VIDA DE SUFRIMIENTO, ENTONCES LA LEY ES CULPABLE DEL CRIMEN!!!!!

  5. Cynthia Mattera says:

    How is this happening? This poor elephant has been abuse and neglected her entire life! Now his owner is filing an appeal to get Nosey back, so he can continue to abuse her? This is a joke. PLEASE over turn his appeal and let her live out the rest of her life in peace, and treated with love an respect at the sanctuary. God bless!

  6. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    And I was just starting to have some hope that Alabama was coming out of the 19th Century.

  7. Nooshin Perla says:

    God, Enough of torturing this SMART, BEAUTIFUL and MAJESTIC Elephant!! STUPID MORONS who were NOT taking care of her should NOT for any reasons get her back!! This sweet heart needs and SHOUD go to the sanctuary for the rest of her life!!!!

  8. Maria Nowicki says:

    Put the sub-human piece of human trash in chains for the rest of his like. That would be the only JUST way of dealing
    with him.

  9. Do Not Return Nosey. There have been reports, videos, fines, illegal actions by these scum. They have been cited hundreds of times. Open your Eyes and listen to the people. Keep Nosey in Sanctuary. Fir his entire life, he has been abused, not given proper vet care and even ill, hurt, sick or mentally abused, made to give rides under horrible conditions. SAVE THIS ABUSED INNOCENT ANIMAL.

  10. Linda Cummings says:

    If there is any kind of justice, commissioner Cross can burn in hell.

  11. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  12. Nosey has beautifully acclimated to Sanctuary life. The majestic pictures of her there with her trunk up, free and enjoying life are awe inspiring. I urge everyone to check them out. I don’t believe for a minute that she misses these owners, the roadside circus life, traveling chained in a trailer, standing in her own waste and eating a poor diet just to name a few of the indignities she has endured over too many years. She should have never had that horrible existence to begin with. As humans when we see a wrong we should right it. I beg you, do not return her to the Liebels.

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