Captive Elephant Apparently Tortured With Bullhooks and Ridden by Humans at Roadside Zoo Must be Freed

Target: Karl Mogensen, owner of Natural Bridge Zoo
Goal: Release Asha (aka “Beautiful”) the elephant to an accredited sanctuary.

Asha the elephant has been imprisoned under torturous conditions her whole life. She is apparently forced to give rides to zoo visitors and is abused by painful bullhooks, all for the zoo’s profit. It is time to rescue this poor elderly elephant.

Recently, Asha was renamed “Beautiful” by the Natural Bridge Zoo, which is imprisoning her in Virginia. It is suspected that the name change was intended to hide the fact that Asha is still being inhumanely imprisoned after all these years of efforts to free her.

Reportedly, the Natural Bridge Zoo has faced numerous investigations regarding the neglect of Asha. She apparently lives in solitary confinement in a tiny enclosure, has received inadequate medical care, and has been forced to endure brutal Virginia winters, which is particularly cruel for an animal from Africa.

Furthermore, Natural Bridge Zoo was apparently fined for six violations of the Animal Welfare Act and was also cited for failing to have Asha under control while providing forced rides to humans.

All in all, Asha’s existence sounds tragic and must be remedied. It is long past time for Asha to be sent to an accredited sanctuary to live out her remaining years in peace.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Karl Mogensen,

Your roadside zoo has kept Asha the elephant long enough. She has made you a lot of money and generated tremendous publicity for your business. It is time to let her go. Please release her to an accredited sanctuary as soon as possible.

Asha has lived a long and hard life. She has apparently been forced to give rides to humans, to live in solitary confinement in a tiny enclosure, has received inadequate medical care, and has been forced to endure brutal Virginia winters, which is particularly cruel for an animal from Africa.

If these allegations are true, Asha’s continued imprisonment in your zoo is terribly inhumane and must be remedied. Please release Asha (aka “Beautiful”) to an accredited sanctuary where she can live out the rest of her life in peace.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Natural Bridge Zoo


64 Comments

  1. Annette & Jeff says:

    Mr. Mogensen, Do you have a SOUL? As we ask this we unfortunately think for this to have continued for this long…it would seem you don’t and that money is all that drives you, and money, although its nice to have and needed, is the Devil.
    WE CAN TELL YOU THAT IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR YOUR MAKER IS WATCHING VERY CLOSELY and we can only tell you that the sooner you let this animal go to an accredited peaceful sanctuary the greater the possibility of you not going to hell might be. That’s between you and your maker. That said, you MUST DIG DEEP, REAL DEEP Mr. AND SEE TO IT THAT THIS POOR MAGNIFICENT INNOCENT VOICELESS SOUL BE GIVEN THE FREEDOM, I WOULD BET WAS STOLEN FROM HER, FROM HER FAMILY, AS A YOUNGESTER, AND RELEASED FROM YOUR SHAMEFUL CALLOUS GRIPS OF HELL….
    LET HER GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Amy Wilson says:

      well said… we are all seeing you Mr. Mogensen and will testify to your callousness and your soulless refusal to finally, after a whole life os serving you for your purposes, release this old and tortured animal to a few years left to be an elephant for once in her whole horrible life.

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    • lisa black says:

      Anyone ,any country, any state or city that can do this to any sentient being has no soul!There’s more soul in the innocent animals that they torture!My opinion is Every animal abuser should extracted from the planet, they don’t deserve to enjoy our beautiful Earth !

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  2. Michelle Stewart says:

    She must be freed and sent to a sanctuary

  3. Patricia+Orlando says:

    Send her to a sanctuary. Stop this animal cruelty.

  4. Please free Asha from the nightmarish existence she has been forced to live in.

  5. Carl Sweeney says:

    Free the poor thing NOW!

  6. Paula Osborne says:

    Do the right thing after a lifetime of sadness and abuse

  7. Ellie Eisenarr says:

    This beautiful, & intelligent Elephant must be put into a Sanctuary where she can live the rest of her life in peace & happiness. Hopefully with other Elephants to keep her company. You’ve made your fortune, now let her go !!!! 🐘💔

  8. Agree all comments hook these bastards stop now.

  9. Please free this poor soul she doesn’t deserve to be treated in this manner. Humans are just so incredibly cruel and this is barbaric what is happening to this elephant. Everything possible should be done to free her from this life of torture. These ignorant f*ckers needs to be shot for this abuse.

  10. Julia Edinger says:

    I AGREE WITH Annette & Jeff
    “ Mr. Mogensen, Do you have a SOUL? As we ask this we unfortunately think for this to have continued for this long…it would seem you don’t and that money is all that drives you, and money, although its nice to have and needed, is the Devil.
    WE CAN TELL YOU THAT IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR YOUR MAKER IS WATCHING VERY CLOSELY and we can only tell you that the sooner you let this animal go to an accredited peaceful sanctuary the greater the possibility of you not going to hell might be. That’s between you and your maker. That said, you MUST DIG DEEP, REAL DEEP Mr. AND SEE TO IT THAT THIS POOR MAGNIFICENT INNOCENT VOICELESS SOUL BE GIVEN THE FREEDOM, I WOULD BET WAS STOLEN FROM HER, FROM HER FAMILY, AS A YOUNGESTER, AND RELEASED FROM YOUR SHAMEFUL CALLOUS GRIPS OF HELL….
    LET HER GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “ MUST SAVE THIS PRECIOUS SOUL,,,,ASAP!!!

  11. Nena Miller says:

    You know that you are just exploiting this elephant, causing her pain and suffering. She is a social being who should be in a sanctuary with other elephants. The people who ride her are ignorant of her plight, but you are not! You know exactly that you are lining your pockets with her day after day suffering. Shame on your soul.

  12. American Girl says:

    FREE ASIA! OR BETTER YET KIDNAP HER & TAKE HER TO A SANCTUARY IMMEDIATELY! THESE INBRED ASSHOLES SHOULD BE CHARGED & IMPRISONED FOR INHUMANE CRUELTY TO ANIMALS!

  13. YOU ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING EXCUSES FOR HUMANS. WICKED, EVIL ACTIONS LIKE THIS AND YOU DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING????!!!!
    DO THE RIGHT THING AND STOP THIS NOW…RIGHT NOW…FOR HEAVENS SAKE WHY DO YOU THINK THIS CRUELTY IS OK IN ANY WAY….WHY??
    IF YOU HAD AN OUNCE OF COMPASSION AND A BACK BONE, YOU WOULD KNOW HOW WRONG THIS IS.
    IF YOU TAKE THE MONEY, DO THE JOB.
    STOP SUCH WICKEDNESS….I AM BEGINNING TO THINK YOU LOT REALLY ARE OUT OF `DELIVERANCE` THE FILM.
    WAKE-UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING.

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