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Suffering Elephant Nosey Needs Your Help Today

July 18th, 2013 by Deborah Robinson

Long-suffering elephant Nosey is being forced to give rides at the Berlin Fair in Marne, Michigan this week from July 15 through the 20th.

IDA has informed the fair of exhibitor Hugo Liebel’s decades of documented abuse and neglect of Nosey, who he’s now calling Tiny. Now, the fair organizer needs to hear from you.

Liebel was recently fined as the result of USDA charges claiming more than 30 welfare violations for which Liebel had repeatedly been cited between 2007 and 2011. These included failure to provide adequate veterinary care as well as safe handling violations that put Nosey and the public at risk.

In April, Nosey was barred from entering Maine because a TB blood test showed that she carries the antibodies for the disease, and because Liebel had failed to do required follow-up testing.

And now the Berlin Fair is giving Liebel yet another chance to profit from his appalling treatment of Nosey. Nosey is constantly chained except when giving rides or performing unnatural tricks. Her terrible skin condition persists. Liebel’s mishandling presents a constant danger to Nosey and to the public. No fair should support an exhibitor with such a history of contempt for Nosey’s welfare or for laws intended to protect people and animals.

IDA and our members have worked tirelessly on behalf of Nosey for years, and she needs your help again.

Please send a brief, polite email today to:
info@BerlinFair.org, asking them to cancel elephant rides at the festival.

Please use your own words, considering the following suggested points:

  • Liebel was recently fined for violations of federal animal welfare law including failure to provide Nosey with adequate veterinary care as well as safe handling violations that put Nosey and the public at risk.
  • Liebel continues to mishandle Nosey and threaten her safety and that of fair goers.
  • Elephants used for rides, like Nosey, spend their lives in chains and in the tight confinement of trucks and pens, constantly transported around the country.
  • Elephants like Nosey are wild animals.  Handlers control them through dominance with the bullhook, a steel-tipped weapon similar to a fireplace poker that is used to strike, stab, prod and intimidate elephants into obedience.
  • Since 1990, there have been at least 13 deaths and 120 injuries in the U.S. attributed to elephants. Nosey herself has injured a handler.

And please leave polite comments on the fair’s Facebook page, as well.

As always, thank you for all you do for the elephants!

200 Responses to “Suffering Elephant Nosey Needs Your Help Today”

  1. August 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm, Liz Campbell said:

    Oh please take to a sanctuary, she needs and deserves this, she has suffered too much let her live in peace you must do this for her!

  2. August 17, 2013 at 1:19 am, Evelyn Lopez-Mendez said:

    Liebel is a very cruel man with dollar signs for eyes. Why doesn’t someone with money make him an offer to buy Nosey and then put her in the right place?

  3. August 17, 2013 at 1:14 am, Gwen Jurmark said:

    Put an end to the abuse right now!

  4. August 04, 2013 at 6:03 pm, gwen said:

    May god protect her@ punish you!!

  5. August 04, 2013 at 7:35 am, wayne busho said:

    Please help this wonderful animal it just breaks my heart to see this kinda mistreatment. I am spreading the word and making a contribution rigth now. Hang in there Nosey we love you

  6. July 29, 2013 at 8:35 am, Tezel Relyea said:

    The abominable treatment of this long-suffering animal in the hands of unconscionable humans is repugnantly hateful! Stop tormenting Nosey and allow her to spend the rest of her life in a sanctuary where she can finally have some tranquility and the much needed companionship of other elephants.

  7. July 27, 2013 at 6:00 am, Karen said:

    This owner clearly only cares about the $$$$$$$$ he can make on animals. There is no convincing someone like this to do right by animals because he only sees them as the means to his end. He will kill Nosey if he is forced to surrender her. The only thing this thing understands is $$$$$$$$. So, how could we raise money to buy Nosey from him?

  8. July 25, 2013 at 4:39 am, sandy said:

    please help this poor animal before she can’t take any more and she will come to that point and hurt innocent people, she is hurting look at those eyes when will it end when they put a bullet in her, this just makes me cry! do you think she does not feel she is begging for help!!!!

  9. July 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm, Sheila said:

    It is sickening that mistreatment of innocent animals continues with nothing being done to stop it. I am very disappointed and shocked that the 4-H Fair in Goodells, MI would allow abuse of poor Nosey by her cruel owner. Have Nosey moved to a sanctuary! I was going to attend the 4-H Fair because I believe in the philosophies for children & family. However, now I am angry & don’t want to go. To the owner of this magnificent, sweet elephant: DO THE RIGHT THING! LET HER GO TO A SANCTUARY!.

    • July 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm, Tina said:

      Please let her go and let her live the rest of her life in Peace where she will be taken care of and not abused. They are good animals and they do not hurt anyone. Shame on you if you do not let her go to where she deserves to be in a safe and peaceful place. If you are doing this to make money you are a monster!!!

    • July 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm, Cynthia Lindow said:

      > Here is an email I found for contact for the Saint Clair County 4H fair at Goodell’s Michigan.

  10. July 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm, sheila said:

    I just seen nosey at the goodells fair the poor baby look sick not heathly at all some one needs to get that elephant some help and to a zoo were it can be taking care of

  11. July 24, 2013 at 5:06 am, Helen Aleks said:

    I can only repeat: Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go! Don’t let her suffer any longer, this is inhumane and she deserves so much better!

  12. July 24, 2013 at 4:26 am, mindy said:

    I see this animal yesterday at the goodells fair..the first thing out of my mouth was how cruel this was due to the fact that you could clearly see this animal was suffering!! The pain in his eyes broke my heart I had to walk away!!!! Something has to be done

    • July 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm, Rachael said:

      > I say we get together and protest this piece of crap!!

  13. July 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm, B. Watteny said:

    All people have to do is boycott ANY and EVERY event at which Nosey is present….not giving money to her handler/owner will eventually make giving her to a sanctuary inevitable as I’m sure her care and food are costly. Please take her best interests into consideration and send her to a sanctuary!!!

  14. July 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm, kelly said:

    This poor elephant needs to live the rest of her life at a sanctuary. I’m so sad that this elephant has suffered for so long. Please let her retire. She deserves to be happy.

  15. July 23, 2013 at 11:12 am, Sarah said:

    This elephant is in Goodels Michigan. Let’s free this poor guy : (

    • July 24, 2013 at 5:21 am, robin said:

      > I am so sad to see that goodles fair would allow such a horrible treatment of any animal. What are they wanting for an accident that the poor suffering animal can not be responsible for and our children are or some ones children will get hurt then what ??? she needs to be free to heal and have some peace in her sad life i am so ashamed that Goodles would have any part of it well I guess in the end its all about the money how damn sad is that :)

  16. July 23, 2013 at 9:18 am, Laura said:

    Please send Nosey to a sanctuary.

  17. July 23, 2013 at 1:28 am, Heather Munden said:

    It is time for Nosey to retire. She has served her time entertaining people which she was never born to do. Do the right thing, have a conscience and send her to a sanctuary.

  18. July 22, 2013 at 11:15 am, sue said:

    Please help this beautiful animal, Nosey. Let her go to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go! Don’t let her suffer any longer, this is inhumane and she deserves so much better! You need to stop the gross neglect and allow her to go to where she can be cared for where she deserves to live out her life in peace, she deserves it. Don’t be a monster!!

  19. July 22, 2013 at 4:39 am, john costanz said:

    Please allow this animal to live out it’s life abuse free. Allow the elephant to enjoy life as an elephant should. Thank you.

  20. July 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm, Brenda Simon said:

    This beautiful and very intelligent animal should be protected and given sanctuary. It is unbelievable this kind of cruelty exists. Please save her…

  21. July 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm, Cheryl Vigoda said:

    To the organizer of the Berlin Fair in Marne, Michigan:

    The mistreatment and suffering of poor Nosey the elephant are unconscionable. In allowing this to take place under your jurisdiction when you have the power to stop it – but apparently not the will to do so – MAKES YOU GUILTY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY. How much are you being PAID OFF to allow this cruelty? I hope someone takes legal action against you PERSONALLY!

  22. July 21, 2013 at 7:52 am, Paul said:

    Perhaps the only way this mistreatment will stop is if someone takes legal action over the Berlin Fair for actively encouraging this behaviour. It is bad that the owner is mistreating the elephant but even worse that he is being supported by organised events.

    • July 21, 2013 at 11:12 am, Barbara Poissant said:

      Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go! Don’t let her suffer any longer, this is inhumane and she deserves so much better! You need to stop the gross neglect and allow her to go to where she can be cared for where she deserves to live out her life in peace

  23. July 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm, carol hill said:

    She deserves much much better. Her soul is much bigger than yours….if you even have one. You’re a poor example of the human species.

    Carol Hill

  24. July 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm, Eric Fournier said:

    Please do not support animal cruelty and let Liebel go! My family and I never support establishments that support cruelty.

  25. July 20, 2013 at 7:18 am, Regina Toledo said:

    My family , my friends and I do not supporte animal abuse.
    Stop this cruelty.

  26. July 20, 2013 at 4:28 am, mixa said:

    PLEASE DO NOT HIRE NOSEY THE ELEPHANT FOR RIDES AND OTHER SILLY THINGS. HER OWNER WAS FINED MANY TIMES FOR NOT CARING PROPERLY FOR HER. SHE BELONGS TO A SANCTUARY NOW, IF NOT IN THE WILD. SO PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION LIKE OTHERS DID AND DO NOT HIRE NOSEY FOR ELEPHANT RIDES, IT IS THE UTTERMOST CRUELTY YOU CAN DO. THERE IS HORE RIDING INSTEAD. ELEPHANTS WERE NOT BORN TO CARRY PEOPLE ON THEIR BACK BUT TO PUT WATER ON THEIR BACK TO COOL. SHE IS STILL A WILD ANIMAL.

    THANKS AND I HOPE THIS WILL NOT FALL ON DEAF EARS.

  27. July 20, 2013 at 3:58 am, Christine MacMurray said:

    Please do not support Liebel’s cruelty to Nosey and other animals by hiring him and Nosey to give rides at the fair. Do the right thing by Nosey: don’t subject her to anymore stress. Let her go to an elephant sanctuary where she can live the rest of her life out in comfort and peace.

  28. July 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm, Frank said:

    Any Fair that uses Elephants like Noseywill be boycotted by me and as many people I can get to not attend any event that exploits animals. It is despicable and arrogant.

  29. July 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm, Alma said:

    Who is the ANIMAL???????

  30. July 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm, Kae said:

    Normal people don’t mistreat animals. This Leible guy mistreats Nosey for a living. Please don’t support his dysfunction. I’m assuming that your festival is supposed to be family-friendly. Children shouldn’t be exposed to a wild animal whose spirit has been so broken that it’s being forced to give rides; they’ll think it’s normal. Please come up with some other way to make money that has healthier values.

  31. July 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm, Denise said:

    This is so unacceptable. We are to care for animals, not torture and abuse them. God gave us animals to love and have as companions, and they trust us. There is no excuse for people not having compassion for animals. There is a price to be paid for hurting God’s animals. Please let Nosey retire, and you close this excuse for entertainment. Get on your knees and ask to be forgiven. Get a real job, hopefully doing something productive and useful and helpful. I hope you will never have to suffer the Nosey has!!

  32. July 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Amanda Willett said:

    Please help this beautiful creature return to the wild!

  33. July 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm, KJ Linarez said:

    Elephants are wild animals not carousel rides.

  34. July 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm, Antje Fray said:

    If you were in HALF THE PAIN that Roxie is in, you would be calling in “sick” from ANY job that you might be doing. SHAME ON YOU for abusing this old girl ! Give her the retirement she deserves and SURELY HAS EARNED FOR YOU. She has gotten NOTHING That an elephant really needs such as elephant family, friendship, and loving attention.

    DO THE RIGHT THING ! ! !

  35. July 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm, Maxine said:

    Please, please, please stop torturing this wonderful animal – enough is enough! Please realize that elephants & other fellow creatures suffer as we do. Mr. Liebel should not be allowed to continue his mistreatment of this poor elephant. Stop the cruelty now!!!

  36. July 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm, Christine Jahnig said:

    No decent person wants to take part in the suffering of another living being. Signs should be put at the gates to this event letting everyone know how this elephant is treated. Everyone who enters should read descriptions of her physical and psychological pain.

    No civilized society considers the abuse of any creature to be entertaining!

  37. July 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Allison ODell said:

    Please do not perpetuate the abuse and neglectful health care of Nosey by enabling her handler to profit by her participation in the Berlin fair. I have been speaking up for Nosey for 2 years now. When will the proper actions be taken to protect her and remove her to a sanctuary?!!!

  38. July 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm, Mariana Salerno said:

    Greedy monster, he should be put in jail for the torment he is putting this beautiful animal through. I hope there is justice and Nosey can finally find some peace.

  39. July 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm, Colette said:

    There is much documented evidence to suggest that mistreated elephants eventually reach a beaking point when abuse has been repeated for years, such as in Nosey’s case. This elephant is required to give rides to children eveywhere she goes… then at circus time she has to shuffle around on her knees (most unnatural). Nosey has foot problems and suffers the signs of neglect. Are you going to wait until she runs amok and kills people before you do something… this elephant needs sanctuary… or it is just a matter of time before children die! Please ban the rides at your fair!

  40. July 19, 2013 at 10:51 am, Daniel Bauer said:

    Is there any humanity left in mankind or has greed taken over the heart. Stop this abuse for Nosey and all her friends that are used to make money. I am sad to see and hear of the treatment of animals in general. We ought to treat u trainer’s by allowing the animals to train u to sit, carry kids on your back and work and travel u to death, sometimes it takes u to be in there shoes to understand. I would like to help u understand this is not OK, but Nosey in a rescue site and clean up your act.

  41. July 19, 2013 at 10:16 am, Steve said:

    For once, in the name of “humanity” and all it’s supposed to represent, do the right thing. Send Nosey to a sanctuary instead of using her to make money. If you want something that you can put kids on to make money for rides, put them in go-karts or some other non-living attraction. Stop being so goddamned shortsighted and greedy.

  42. July 19, 2013 at 10:03 am, kat White said:

    Really people?

  43. July 19, 2013 at 10:02 am, Ginger said:

    This story makes me ashamed to be a human being. Send Nosey to a sanctuary! Good Grief! No animal should be treated this way.

  44. July 19, 2013 at 9:33 am, Michele said:

    This story makes me ashamed to be a human being. We are all responsible for the terrible ordeal this elephant has experienced.

    This is 2013, by now we should have evolved to be more concerned for the quality of life of all living things. No one should be making money in such a despicable way.

    STOP TORTURING NOSEY AND LET HER GO TO A SANCTUARY. SHE DESERVES TO EXPERIENCE HAPPINESS.

    Anyone who gives the orders and anyone who carries them out (I would quit a job immediately if I was expected to hurt anyone or anything) should be very worried about whether Karma exists. Their future may be worse than what Nosey has experienced.

    Free her and make the world a better place.

  45. July 19, 2013 at 9:24 am, Michele said:

    I do not understand how in the year 2013 anyone can mistreat any animal. Come on people…..making money should NEVER involve hurting another living being.

    This world will never be improved while humans are making the lives of animals intolerably miserable.

    STOP THIS NONSENSE AND LET HER GO TO A SANCTURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This story makes me ashamed to be a human being.

  46. July 19, 2013 at 9:22 am, BETTY said:

    Please i know that to you she might mean other than just a suffering aging animal, to you it might mean the salary for your workers? maybe, but it’s not right to treat any animal this way! Even in her expression she looks so sad and tired, so hurtful to see such majestic creature get treated in this manner i urge and beg you to please let her go and live the rest of her life in peace and free!

  47. July 19, 2013 at 9:10 am, Laurie Denis said:

    How sad! How unnecessary!

  48. July 19, 2013 at 8:43 am, Mireille Picron said:

    Please stop this poor elephant suffer. Let her go to a sanctuary.

  49. July 19, 2013 at 7:47 am, Al Stein said:

    Maine-Please come into the 21st Century,treat sentient beings with respect, and cancel this convicted Animal Abuser’s show.

  50. July 19, 2013 at 7:39 am, Ida Ho said:

    She is suffering so much. Please let her go!

  51. July 19, 2013 at 7:26 am, ROCIO GALAN said:

    POR FAVOR, LOS ANIMALES TIENEN LAS MISMAS SENSACIONES QUE LOS HUMANOS: DOLOR, CALOR, FRIO, MIEDO… RESPETEN LA VIDA Y DEJEN DE EXPLOTARLOS. POR FAVOR DENLE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE VIVIR BIEN, LIBRE Y FELIZ.

  52. July 19, 2013 at 7:03 am, Francoise Phipps said:

    What are the people in City Hall thinking of?
    There are laws against abuse – and they aren’t exempt

  53. July 19, 2013 at 6:52 am, Dale said:

    Elephants are intelligent, caring, animals that NEED the company of their own kind. Do the right thing and send her to a sanctuary to live out her remaining days.

  54. July 19, 2013 at 6:50 am, Marie-Françoise said:

    De grâce, laissez à ce pauvre éléphant la possibilité de vivre enfin heureux ! Il le mérite, et de toute façon c’est son droit ! Les animaux ne sont pas nés pour être les esclaves des hommes !

  55. July 19, 2013 at 6:47 am, Maureen said:

    Someone needs to take this elephant away! Cleveland Amory has a ranch in Texas that takes elephants. Let this poor animal go and save her from this awful cruelty.

  56. July 19, 2013 at 5:52 am, Dale LaCognata said:

    Nosey NEEDS and DESERVES to be retired!!!Give the poor old girl a break and send her to a sanctuary where she can enjoy the companionship of her own kind!

  57. July 19, 2013 at 5:49 am, Barbara Chichester said:

    Please set Nosey free. Put yourself in her place.
    Would you like to be ripped from your family, your
    home, your environment for man’s entertainment.

    Please release this poor soul

  58. July 19, 2013 at 5:35 am, Tee said:

    ENOUGH!! Nosey needs care !! Do the right thing!

  59. July 19, 2013 at 5:34 am, Paul Ruderman said:

    Please cancel Nosy’s appearance at your event. She is suffering and her owner obviously doesn’t care. Let’s do the right thing… Free Nosy from this abuse. Don’t let her take part in the event!
    thanks,
    paul

  60. July 19, 2013 at 5:34 am, Carol said:

    Please stop this cruelty!

  61. July 19, 2013 at 5:00 am, Julie Kennie said:

    Please cancel Nosy’s appearance at your event. She is suffering and her owner should not be allowed to profit from his continued abuse.

  62. July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am, Kim Byrne said:

    Animal cruelty needs to stop. This animal deserves to life its life in peace without the fear of being abused. Animal cruelty laws came into effect before Child abuse. These are both area’s that need more reinforcement to prevent them from happening. This fair organizer needs to be jailed for the abuse of Tiny. Please set Tiny free!!

  63. July 19, 2013 at 4:13 am, Margaret Greischar said:

    Please help this poor animal! Remove her from the “care” she is receiving from her horrible owner and let her live out her life in an animal sanctuary where she is truly cared for and not confined and brutalized anymore.

    • July 19, 2013 at 4:35 am, Victoria Apodaca said:

      > Dear Sir or Ma’am,

      As a concerned citizen and animal activist I am contacting you regarding Nosey the elephant. I beg you to cancel all elephant rides at the festivals. No animal should have to spend their lives in chains and in the tight confinement of trucks and pens, constantly transported around the country. I understand that the handlers control them through dominance with the bull hook, a steel-tipped weapon similar to a fireplace poker that is used to strike, stab, prod and intimidate elephants into obedience. Elephants belong in the wild, to live their lives in the wilderness.
      Again, I am begging you to cancel all elephant rides at the festivals.

      Sincerely,
      Victoria Apodaca:-)

  64. July 19, 2013 at 3:52 am, Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones said:

    Nosey should be retired and allowed to live in an accredited elephant sanctuary. Liebel should be arrested for animal abuse and sent to prison.

  65. July 19, 2013 at 3:40 am, bigard said:

    il serait temps d arrêter d abuser des animaux ils venus sur terre pour y vivre en toute liberté mais l homme n arrête pas de les maltraités et d abuser d eux c est une honte fichez leur donc la paix et laisser vivre dans leur milieux naturel (la nature )

  66. July 19, 2013 at 3:21 am, Lisa MacLean said:

    Would you like to be held captive, it’s no different for elephants either, they have emotions and feelings so wake up and retire her to a sanctuary with other elephants to live the way she should…..Thank-you!

  67. July 19, 2013 at 3:19 am, Bob said:

    She’s suffered enough!! let her live out the rest of her life in peace!

  68. July 19, 2013 at 3:15 am, EM ASHMAN said:

    No wonder these poor creatures go berserk after years of abuse in these side shows…we all would go nuts, too…keep animals out of show business…use humans..there are so many exciting human shows….and for heaven’s sake, let this poor elephant go to a safe place to live in peace and comfort till her
    end days.

  69. July 19, 2013 at 2:55 am, Louise Katz said:

    This is a wonderful living creature – not here for our amusement, but for our wonder at her uniqueness.
    We should be her guardians.

  70. July 19, 2013 at 1:22 am, Ronda greaves, grand Rapidds said:

    Please find a better way to make profits that using intelligent elephants as entertainment. These animals suffer terribly as they are shipped and travel all over the country in order to “perform”. It is also not safe for small children to be around an animal of this size. Thank you.

  71. July 19, 2013 at 12:56 am, silvia said:

    if you have a heart let her live as an animal deserves!!!!

  72. July 19, 2013 at 12:52 am, Edith Hagers said:

    She sufferd enough!! Let her rest!

  73. July 19, 2013 at 12:08 am, Andrea D said:

    Stop sofferings for elephants.

  74. July 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm, Ellen Baer said:

    Nosey should not be made to travel, be chained, or forced to carry people on her. She should live her life in a responsible sanctuary with other elephants. No chains, no abuse! She should be happy and able to run around freely and have a pool of water to cool herself when wanted. Free Nosey!

  75. July 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm, Sigrid Boehm said:

    It is a shame that elephants are being mistreated in circuses and shows as Noesy has been. She should be immediately released into a sanctuary and get medical care. Mr. Liebel should be held accountable, he should be barred from ever using/owning animals again. Shame on all greedy money makers that abuse animals, big or small.
    It is a wrong concept to state the humans own animals, we do not own them, we should respect them and let them live their natural life. We should not capture them and let them “rot” in confinement.

  76. July 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm, Catrina said:

    Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go! Stop the Agony now, this poor animal does not deserve to suffer any more!! Do the right thing!!

  77. July 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm, Michelle Nethersole said:

    Please let this poor elephant live out the rest of its life in peace!!!
    Nosey should NOT be forced to give rides to humans, who only care about themselves and not the animals they abuse.

  78. July 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm, Despina M. Andrelus said:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI.

  79. July 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm, Elizabeth said:

    Nosey’s eyes speak volumes! The sadness, the tiredness and the heartbreak of being abused and “disrespected” for such a very long time says it all!
    PLEASE RELEASE NOSEY to a refuge where she will be FREE from cruelty and can live out the rest of her life in peace and with dignity!!

  80. July 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm, michael rader said:

    Nosey needs to be sent to an elephant sanctuary immediately. And her owner should be brought up on animal abuse charges and never allowed to keep and control any animal again. This is such a shameful situation that should not go on in this day and time.

  81. July 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm, sandy rader said:

    Please let this beautiful creature live out the rest of her life in peace… She deserves to spend what is left of her life doing what elephants like to do… Do the right thing and let her go to the elephant sanctuary!!!

  82. July 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm, Leslie Lindsay said:

    Please treat Nosey with the care and respect that she deserves.

  83. July 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm, Pavel said:

    Stop the rides!

  84. July 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm, kate said:

    Cancel this show and contract animal welfare agent to imprison this ahole!!!!!

  85. July 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm, Jim N said:

    enough is enough, stop the rides and let the elephant live in peace.

  86. July 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm, Joseph said:

    Why are people leaving comments about Nosey here? We all know about the situation… that’s why we’re on this page. Spend your time putting a comment on the Berlin Fair Facebook page where it may do some good.

  87. July 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm, Dr. Cassandra Roberson said:

    I will never patronize circuses, etc. who abuse and exploit any animal.

  88. July 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm, Teresa Arias said:

    Pñease let this beautiful animal live in peace… She is suffering so much.. She needs to live in peace for the rest of her life !!

  89. July 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm, Mary said:

    Nosey has been suffering for a very long time! It’s way past time for her to go to a sanctuary where she may live her life with dignity and companionship, love, and the care that she needs to heal

  90. July 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm, Marysia Wojcik said:

    Stop this cruel madness. Elephants are sensitive social animals who need other elephants!

  91. July 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm, Heather P. said:

    PLEASE help sweet Nosey to be free of this life of rides and abuse!!! Nosey deserves to be in a safe place. Nosey deserves to live out life in a sanctuary where she will be taken care of and loved!!! Please HELP Nosey!!

  92. July 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm, stacey said:

    Pure disgust, I will never attend an event the abuses animals, especially those as social as elephants!!

  93. July 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm, mandi said:

    Stop this madness. Take her to a sanctuary now. No good will come of what you are doing here.

  94. July 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm, Diane said:

    Stop this abuse of one of God’s creations.

  95. July 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm, Alexander Vizcaino said:

    It’s a very cruel world for this poor animal. Set Nosey free from isolation and abuse. What are we teaching our children?

  96. July 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm, Heathrer Fyfe said:

    We need to stop using animals for our ridiculous entertainment. They are suffering. Take them to a sanctuary and allow them to live the rest of their life in peace. Who are “we” to torture animals for a glancing short so xcalled entertainment.
    How would you like being put a small cage, without the ability to strech out, make friends…………………..just day after day the same horrible routine. Its like Guantanamo Bay. Help these animals

  97. July 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm, Morgan Kanae said:

    Please let Nosey the Elephant go to a refuge. It’s incredibly cruel to keep this majestic animal there.

  98. July 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm, Dara said:

    I don’t understand why we can’t just leave animals alone, leave them in the environment that they were born. They don’t belong to us to do as we wish. Please help make a better life for this elephant and those that follow her.

  99. July 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm, Priscilla said:

    People who treat animals, be it big or small, cruelty is not acceptable as this person does, giving rides and such, should be accountable & responsible for their actions. the elephant needs medical attention, not giving the rides.

  100. July 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm, jan said:

    she looks like she is crying. stop her suffering and let her enjoy freedom.

  101. July 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm, Vicki Maturo said:

    Please protect Nosey the elephant from abuse.

    • July 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm, denise hayes said:

      > please learn animals should not be mistreated they are gods creatures.

  102. July 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm, Ann said:

    shame on this man and all like him who continue to use/abuse these animals in these ways.

  103. July 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm, Ann said:

    ok lets strap a saddle to his back and prod him with an electric bull hook and see how he likes it…let this animal have some peace in a sanctuary.

  104. July 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm, Denyse Anger said:

    The time to understand that animals possess feelings and suffer as we do, is long overdue. Any situation where an animal is compelled to “perform,” is stressed and denied the necessities of life and care that every
    living creature is entitled to receive, is creating a perilous environment for all involved. This kind of “entertainment” should be a thing of the past forever.
    Please retire Nosey to a sanctuary where she can finally live a good life which she deserves.

  105. July 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm, Joe Torres said:

    This elephant should be freed from the torment of being forced to perform for human entertainment.

  106. July 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm, Madeline Loder said:

    Please help Nosey!

  107. July 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm, Susan Harmon said:

    Please do not support the ongoing abuse of this animal. What further proof do you need that it is a dangerous situation for the elephant and fair goers? Do not continue to support the abuse of animals. Do the right thing and help put an end to this tragedy!

  108. July 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm, Myriam Giovannini said:

    It is against all decent societies to allow these animals to be used for profit to suffer. Let her go!

  109. July 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm, suzanne wilson said:

    Please send Nosey to a sanctuary where she belongs
    this type of cruelty and animal abuse should be stopped and against the law. STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW.
    Nosey deserves better than this cruel treatment

  110. July 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm, Brendon said:

    Please set mosey free, these animals need to be with their own kind and able to roam wherever they want!!!

  111. July 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm, Choral Eddie said:

    This is cruel and abusive treatment to a sentient animal.

  112. July 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm, CQ CLAY said:

    I agree with the sentiment of the many commenters above.

    But no one is going to be forced to put Nosey’s interests first until there is a constitutional law prohibiting nonhumans from being treated as the property of humans. In other words, giving all elephants and other species true nonhuman “rights,” in the way individual humans have “rights” to life, to bodily integrity, to autonomy, to liberty — rights that cannot be legally violated.

    So let’s all go to Responsible Policies for Animals, Inc. (www.RPAforAll.com) and learn how we can work toward the implementation of inviolable rights for Nosey and all our other-than-human fellow beings.

    Yes, it’s a long-term strategy, but it is the only one that will GUARANTEE rights for all animals in our country. Eventually, every country will have to provide the same level of justice for all species.

    • July 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm, CQ CLAY said:

      > Oops, I meant “many of the commenters below” — and I’m sure above, too, though I haven’t seen them yet. :-)

    • July 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm, CQ CLAY said:

      > Another “oops” — the website name I gave above should be .org.

      That is:

      Sorry. It’s worth having fixed, though, if it steers some readers there.

  113. July 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm, Sarah Doull said:

    Please end this heartless abuse and allow Nosey to retire to a sanctuary.

  114. July 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm, darleen Cox said:

    Do you not see the heart? How sad, look in her eyes.
    Send this poor tormented elephant to a sanctuary so she’ll finally know human kindness.

  115. July 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm, Pinke Andersson said:

    his is totally heartbreaking!! Just one look a poor Nosey’s eyes should be enough for any person with heart! She has done more than her part!
    Let Liebel get a job and make the living on his own,not by torturing innocent animals like poor Nosey!
    She deserves to spend her last years in Sanctuary with her own kind.That’s what the elephant needs,to be with their own kind!
    Please help her!

  116. July 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm, patricia mahoney said:

    the enslavement of this grand creature so that people can take pics of their kids is criminal ; teach children to respect those we share the planet with

  117. July 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm, Joan Glasser said:

    Please free this beautiful, family oriented animal go to a sanctuary…she has suffered enough.

  118. July 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm, Iris Lambka said:

    Time to let NOSEY go to a Sanctuary so she knows some kindness She does not have many years left Let her live it out in a pleasant place with a bit of comfort and joy Not a circus

  119. July 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm, Mark Weinberger said:

    Liebel was recently fined for violations of federal animal welfare law including failure to provide Nosey with adequate veterinary care as well as safe handling violations that put Nosey and the public at risk.
    Liebel continues to mishandle Nosey and threaten her safety and that of fair goers.
    Elephants used for rides, like Nosey, spend their lives in chains and in the tight confinement of trucks and pens, constantly transported around the country.
    Elephants like Nosey are wild animals. Handlers control them through dominance with the bullhook, a steel-tipped weapon similar to a fireplace poker that is used to strike, stab, prod and intimidate elephants into obedience.
    Since 1990, there have been at least 13 deaths and 120 injuries in the U.S. attributed to elephants. Nosey herself has injured a handler.

  120. July 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm, Maria Stoll said:

    You can see in her eyes that she has suffered enough
    and it’s time for her to retire in a sacturary to live the
    years she has left in peace. I think that you know in your
    heart it’s the right thing to do.

  121. July 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm, Louise Ann Barton said:

    Why must Nosey be condemned to a life of hardship and abuse? None of us would care to live like that!
    This elephant should be turned over to a zoo or a sanctuary to live out the rest of its life.
    How come our laws do not permit putting this evil owner in chains and parading him around, forcing him to give children rides? If it’s good enough for the elephant, it should be good for the owner.

  122. July 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm, Judi Kerr said:

    Please do the right thing, let Nosey live the rest of her life at a reputable sanctuary. She deserves love, good health and kindness. She does not deserve to be enslaved, neglected and abused!

  123. July 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm, Carol Ryder Esq. said:

    All circuses with wild animals need to be banned. If people only knew what it takes, how much torture (e.g. bullhooks in elephant privates)…sometimes, when we do protests outside, people who WERE going inside turned around, a number of them joining us. I have more animal law on , also home to NY PAW, New Yorkers Protecting Animal Welfare (NP was LEGAL TLC but we added missions and it doesn’t spell out anymore…Legislation, Education…

  124. July 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm, Beth J said:

    My email:

    ” Subject: Why is the Berlin Fair aiding and abetting a clear-cut case of animal abuse that also endangers the public??

    I write to you today with a couple of straightforward questions:

    When is the Berlin Fair going to deign to notice that they are employing a known and convicted animal abuser and violator of safe-handling regulations: Hugo Liebel?

    When is the Berlin Fair going to eliminate the clear and present dangers presented to fairgoers by allowing a TB-carrying, mistreated and otherwise diseased elephant to be bullied into giving rides to the public, even though she has injured a handler in the past?!?? (And why shouldn’t she defend herself from such abuse? Cruel profiteers like Liebel beat her into obedience with bullhooks while she’s chained, with no escape….)

    When is the Berlin Fair going to give the long-suffering elephant NOSEY a long-deserved break and put this abusive money-grubber and his risky elephant rides out of business forever? It’s events like yours that make this despicable abuse possible. No fair should support for one second an exhibitor with such a reprehensible history of contempt, not only for an animal’s welfare but also for laws intended to protect people and animals.

    Fact: Liebel was recently fined as the result of USDA charges based on over 30 animal welfare violations for which Liebel had repeatedly been cited between 2007 and 2011. These included failure to provide adequate veterinary care, as well as safe-handling violations that put poor Nosey AND the public at risk.

    Fact: In April 2013, Nosey was barred from entering Maine because a TB blood test showed that she carries the antibodies for the disease, and because Liebel had failed to have the required follow-up testing performed.

    Cruel animal exploiters like Huge Liebel should be the ones confined — not innocent animals like Nosey. Informed citizens are outraged that your fair would rather protect this offender and look the other way in order to keep selling tickets to his cruel (and dangerous) abuse of a confined animal.

    Why aren’t you helping to put Liebel and his ilk out of business forever?! Should the good people of Michigan boycott the Berlin Fair? Sue you for negligence for exposing them to a tubercular, unpredictable pachyderm? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO FINALLY DO ABOUT THESE SHAMEFUL OFFENSES (and your own part in enabling them)?!? “

  125. July 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm, Pat Bacon said:

    This torture of Nosey needs to stop now. Why are no animal activists stepping in to stop this. It has gone too far and it is not understandable why this Elephant has not been rescued and taken to a Sanctuary

  126. July 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm, Judi Kerr said:

    Please do the right thing. Elephants should never be used for entertainment. Please let Nosey live the rest of her life at a reputable sanctuary. She deserves so much love and kindness, not slavery and abuse!

  127. July 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm, Karen Pittenger said:

    Nosy belongs in a sanctuary! She is not entertainment!

  128. July 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm, Ken said:

    For shame!

  129. July 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm, Jennifer Reed said:

    Don’t support an animal abuser by allowing Nosy to be used in this manner.

  130. July 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm, Louise Gauvin said:

    For heavens sake let Nosey go to a Sanctuary! She deserves it after all these years of suffering! Does humans not care any more about what goes on in these places! I have written so many petitions for this poor soul and I want this cruelty to stop! Nosey I have not forgotten you and I will continue to write petitions on your behalf because the Dept of Agriculture wants you to die in Hugo Liebel possession! Dear God if I had the money you would be out of there my angel!

  131. July 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm, Rosie said:

    If you have a heart, please help Nosey!

  132. July 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm, Glenna Waterman said:

    Please release this poor, suffering elephant from her life of torture.

  133. July 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm, Karen Donohue said:

    PLEASE…DO NOT SUPPORT ABUSER LIEBEL’S TORMENT OF NOSEY! Instead, help send this poor tormented elephant to a sanctuary so she’ll finally know human kindness. This abuser has broken FEDERAL ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS and you’re going to hire this monster thereby enabling his abuse?! Morally and ethically wrong!

  134. July 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm, Linda Giere said:

    When will this horrendous abuse of a beautiful animal cease. This elephant has more than earned a right to live out the rest of his life in a sanctuary treated with love and respect.

  135. July 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm, Harriet Helman said:

    Please do not allow this animal to continue to be tortured like this. Stop all animal abuse!

  136. July 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm, Marilyn Mick said:

    I don’t understand how and why this man is still in business, let alone that fact the he still has Nosey. He has had numerous charges files against him but he just ignores them and gets away with it.
    Let Nosey go and enjoy what life she has left. Let her enjoy the sun, sky, other elephants and just to be rid of you. You beat her, abuse her, use her for your own monetary needs.
    LET HER GO!!!!!!!

  137. July 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm, Samara said:

    Animal cruelty is never okay and we need to ensure we end it now and forever. Animals and plants deserve respect. As humans we share the planet and mosey deserves a life of peace and joy on this planet with other elephants who can keep her good company. You need to set her free and stop using her as a toy for your own means. Enough is enough!!!!

  138. July 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm, Lindsey G said:

    This poor elephant has been put through enough! Let him live out his life in peace!

  139. July 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm, Robert Goldman said:

    Mr. Liebel, You have abused and exploited this poor elephant Nosey for so long. For goodness sake, if you have any heart left you will agree to let her live out her days at a beautiful sanctuary in the company of other elephants. Please free Nosey already. Enough.

  140. July 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm, Misha Stemper said:

    Please don’t condone animal cruelty, do not support Liebel or the inhumane practice that put elephants like Nosey at great risk.

  141. July 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm, P. McDonough said:

    These animals are living, breathing, beings!
    Cruelty only comes back to the giver!

    Anyone can change ~ start doing the right thing!

  142. July 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm, Esther said:

    Stop the abuse…

  143. July 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm, Robin Zeplin said:

    Sanctuary. for Quasimodo and for Nosey.

  144. July 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm, irene said:

    The animals are not an entertaiment

  145. July 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm, Mary Gundlach said:

    Please be humane and let Nosey go to a sanctuary.

  146. July 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm, Lisbeth said:

    I’m so upset to learn that the abuse against Nosey (Tiny) continues. She deserves to live the rest of her life in a santuary. Please do the right thi.

  147. July 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm, deb said:

    Please end this cruelty of Nosey..one can go through life never having ridden an elephant. this poor sweet animal needs to be with other elephants. they are very social animals..Please think of her…

  148. July 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm, Cheryl Kindschy said:

    This animal should be given I behavior that is not abusive..libel should be let go and he should be penalized by the law..he is abusing this animal and endangering her and the public..
    The law needs to move in and act on this issue immediately..

  149. July 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm, Marjorie Coey said:

    Could we get a fund set up to contribute to and buy this wonderful gentle animal and send her to a sanctuary with other elephants? I would contribute to an effort like this…I love elephants.

  150. July 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm, Holly said:

    Please do not help support animal cruelty.

  151. July 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm, Janis said:

    Please allow this animal to retire in a sanctuary.

  152. July 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm, Kelly Rogers said:

    She has been so loyal and such a great asset to you please allow her to live her last days in a sanctuary. She has been ill for a long time and needs the continual care of a licensed veterinarian that a sanctuary will provide. Thank-You, for this noble act on behave of Nosy a noble animal

  153. July 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm, Marcy kelley said:

    Please give this animal her freedom. It would be heaven on earth for her. Have a heart and always do the right thing! Animals are God’s creation and should be treated with love.

  154. July 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm, Donna said:

    Please, please let Nosey retire to an elephant sanctuary such as the Performing Animal Welfare Society (info@pawsweb.org), or the Elephant Sanctuary (elephant@elephants.com.

    Please let her live out her remaining years in the company of her own kind, being the social beings they are with their own kind. She’s worked so hard and has earned her retirement.

    Please. Thank you.

  155. July 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm, Betty said:

    Do unto others as you want done to yourself!

  156. July 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm, Tony said:

    I just can’t understand why things like this is still going on, if I’m not mistaking this is 2013. It’s time for that poor animal to retire and enjoy the rest of it’s life, it’s a shame, a real shame!

  157. July 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm, Linda Moore said:

    Please, I KNOW you are decent people that perhaps unwittingly agreed to have an elephant for riding on at your fair, but didn’t realize how OLD and SICK she is!! It wouldn’t seem like something to ask about, but apparently in this case it is. Please tell Liebel to do the right thing and let this poor animal live out the rest of it’s life at an appropriate sanctuary. Thank you.

  158. July 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm, Lorraine Barrie said:

    We’re all praying for the welfare of Nosey.
    Why is Liebel not in jail?

  159. July 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm, Teri Travis said:

    As human beings, we have responsibility to Protect other creatures that cannot defend or care properly care for themselves particularly when Pain and suffering is caused by Humans! I implore to do what is Right and Retire Nosey to the Sanctuary where she will loved and properly cared for.

  160. July 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm, Leslie Ann Williams said:

    Please stop forcing poor Nosey the elephant to give rides at the Berlin Fair in Marne, Michigan from July 15 through the 20th. Nosey is constantly chained except when giving rides or performing unnatural tricks. No fair should support an exhibitor with such a history of contempt for Nosey’s welfare or for laws intended to protect people and animals.

  161. July 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm, Barry Ergang said:

    Hugo Liebel should be subjected to the same kind of abuse poor Nosey’s been subjected to for years. He’s scum and deserves to be treated as such, not rewarded with a chance for profit by the Berlin Fair.

  162. July 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm, Paul D Ramos said:

    Animals deserve to be treated as you’d want to be treated.

  163. July 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm, Linda said:

    Nosey deserves so much more. She deserves the opportunity to live the rest of her life in peace. She deserves to be rescued from Liebel and receive the medical care she so desperately needs. I pray that someone will finally be able to rescue her and free her from an undeserved life of misery.

  164. July 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm, sonja porzadek said:

    Please let Nosey retire. She deserves a few decent years on this earth. Figure out a way to make money that doesn’t involve the suffering of living beings.

  165. July 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm, Stacey McRae said:

    I have NEVER understood how it is legal for someone to “own” an elephant. This is the problem in our society, those that think this is ok, and those that do NOTHING to stop it. i have NEVER been to a circus that has animals and I never will. The morons who go are just as sick as the morons who run it.

  166. July 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm, Joan Herstein said:

    This seems to have been going on forever, trying to get Nosey released from this life of hell that is being inflicted on this poor elephant. What can we do to help? Surely an animal sanctuary can come up with a plan. Perhaps a petition asking for money so that a sanctuary could buy Nosey from these terrible people.
    I know PETA has been trying to help but even they have not succeeded .. Nosey needs to retire, surely there are animal cruelty laws that could get this animal realeased.

  167. July 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm, Alida Margolin said:

    Please do the right thing and spare Nosey (“Tiny”) from any more such treatment.

  168. July 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm, Michele Bustamante said:

    Please allow Nosey her freedom, to go to a sanctuary where she will be loved, cared for and respected.

    • July 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm, Laura Manz said:

      Liebel is an animal abuser. When people support his “circus” financially, they are guilty of the same crime. If there was no demand, the supply (the animal circus) would cease to exist. These animals should be retired to sanctuaries. This is slavery and cruel treatment! NO ANIMAL CIRCUSES!

  169. July 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm, Renee Vincent said:

    The way some humans think it is OK to exploit all those without a voice is shameful. I am embarrassed to be of the same species as the exploiters.

    Of course, humans who do not want to hear it or deal with the reality, present the issue as though those of us who know the difference between right and wrong and call it out have the problem. Interesting. What does this say about humanity.

    Time to step up to the plate and act as the “superior” species we like to keep giving ourselves credit for. Nosey is old and has been abused all her life so humans can exploit her. She was stolen from her mother in the wild as a baby, beat into submission until her spirit was broken (literally). She is continuously pushed and pushed. This happens to all Elephants. No exceptions. Not to long ago one Elephant literally snapped, harmed some humans, got away, was running in a crazy rampage down a city street and shot to death by authorities.

    I am tired of the Animals paying the price for human ignorance and callous disregard. This needs to stop NOW!

  170. July 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm, Georgia meyers said:

    have some pity for this long suffering animal and let her have some peace at last.Any one can see she is in poor health.Please do what you can to release her to a sanctuary.

  171. July 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm, Kate Cassidy said:

    Please, please set this precious being free. She needs to live out the rest of her life in a sanctuary where she can have some rest….It is so cruel to make this poor elephant to work so hard…STOP IT…..

  172. July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm, Deborah Heron said:

    This is unconscionable, and should have stopped ages ago. There is no need to ever exploit any animal. Put yourself in her place. Would you like to be kept in prison for your entire life after having done nothing wrong? Nosey should be taken to a reputable sanctuary where she will receive the best of care and love — for a change.

  173. July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm, Jacqui said:

    Do NOT support ANY animal abuser..PERIOD !!!

  174. July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm, Cheri Carlson said:

    Please do the Right thing!

  175. July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm, Betty Semler said:

    Please free Nosey from doing any rides and free her to a sanctuary. She deserves to be treated with kindness after all she’s had to endure.

  176. July 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm, Michelle Thielen said:

    Please please please eliminate elephant rides it’s unnecessary to induce pain, infliction, and cruelty to these kind and intelligents animals. Instead, educate your visitors why you ceased from the rides and moved into a compassion & kindness exhibit that replaces the elephant rides.
    Thank you for listening!
    Michelle Thielen

  177. July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm, Leslie Abrahams said:

    Please send Nosey to a sanctuary.

  178. July 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm, layne said:

    Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go!

  179. July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm, Samuel Macias said:

    Please don’t support an animal abuse and ruin the name of Berlin ,MI.

    Lots of people I know here in Lansing,MI. will never stop in your town because of this travisty !

  180. July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm, Anne Ardolino said:

    All you need to do is go take a good look at that poor elephant’s skin condition and it should become obvious that she is in poor health and not treated well.
    Her owner is a disgusting animal pimp who should not be permitted to abuse this poor poor animal. I would be very grateful if you would stop paying Mr Leibel to abuse this innocent and defenseless animal and while you’re at it, STOP USING ANY ANIMALS IN THIS MANNER. You should already have enough character to know better but somehow, you apparently do not. I’m supposed to be polite to you but I find that difficult. I hope you understand why.
    You can make a HUGE difference in this pitiful elephant’s life. So do it. I PROMISE you will feel like a hero if you do.

  181. July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm, Robert Hansard said:

    She feels pain,sadness,loneliness and suffering just like humans do.Just cause humans consider themselves to be more intelligent gives them no right to inflict suffering on them.

  182. July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm, Betty said:

    Please cancel the elephant rides and release Nosey
    (Tiny) to a sanctuary.

  183. July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Lauren Stone said:

    Nosey if fine for now….victory has occurred.

  184. July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Marie Kelly said:

    This beautiful social animal should be with her family in the wild – not giving our offspring rides for entertainment. Please have mercy on her.

  185. July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Diana Artemis said:

    Please let long-suffering Nosey be in peace and retire her to a recognized elephant sanctuary. Elephants are highly intelligent and social individuals with a rich emotional life. Please do the right, compassionate thing and cancel this sad performance.

  186. July 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm, Jean Conley said:

    Why is this poor elephant subjected to such activity. Nosey deserves better.

  187. July 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm, Deborah Spencer said:

    Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go!

    • July 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm, Teresa Arias said:

      > Please help this beautiful and intelligent animal live in peace !!! she is suffering so much !!

  188. July 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm, Eileen said:

    Liebel should be let go…do not support an animal abuser.

    • July 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm, Catrina said:

      > Please help this beautiful animal. Bring her to a sanctuary and let her live the rest of her life in peace. She is suffering so much. Please let her go! Don’t let her suffer any longer, this is inhumane and she deserves so much better! You need to stop the gross neglect and allow her to go to where she can be cared for where she deserves to live out her life in peace, she deserves it. Don’t be a monster!!