Rescue Annette the Elephant From Isolation in Circus

Elephant US Fish and Wildlife Service

Target: Frank Murray, Animal Exhibitor and Owner of Annette

Goal: Retire Annette the elephant, who lost her only friend and now must perform and live alone, to an accredited sanctuary.

For years, Frank Murray has forced his two elephants, Annette and Topsy, to entertain crowds in circuses and fairs. In 2014, Topsy died and Annette has been alone ever since. She has been moving from state to state giving rides and putting on shows.

In the wild, elephants live their entire lives surrounded by family and friends. They travel for miles each day, play with each other, take dust baths and search for food.

Right now, Annette is allegedly trapped in isolation. Sign this petition and demand Annette be retired to an accredited sanctuary where she can live out the rest of her days among friends.


Dear Mr. Murray,

For years, you have been forcing Annette to entertain crowds by having her perform tricks or give rides. She has been carted from state to state while cramped in a cage. Since 2014, she has done this all alone. This is not the life Annette deserves.

Elephants in the wild spend their entire lives surrounded by friends and family. Each day they travel miles and engage in numerous activities including dust baths, playing, and searching for food.

It is time you stop taking advantage of Annette for profit. She deserves so much more in life. Please consider sending her to an accredited sanctuary where she can happily spend the rest of her days surrounded by friends.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    I feel we’ve had zero luck getting any elephant transferred to a decent sanctuary. What is the damn fasciantion with treating elephants like objects & with such little respect?! Humans couldn’t do right if their life depended on it, it’s what can a man take take take & make mine..Greed & selfishness make the world turn..Poor Annette… Thanks Peter S/N

  2. Sophie Debbane says:

    Annette and all other elephants inhabiting this planet deserve respect and dignity. Enough is enough. Retire her to her dream sanctuary ASAP!!

  3. Beth Knalfa says:


  4. We demand that Annette be retired to an accredited sanctuary where she can live out the rest of her days among friends. It is high time to ban all wild animals circuses and fairs for the greater good!

  5. Deborah McCoy Deborah McCoy says:

    Let her go to be with her other elephants. She is grieving alone and it is very depressing on her. How can you live with yourself.

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