These organizations and individuals have signed on in support of our campaign to free Chendra, the lone Borneo elephant at the Oregon Zoo, to sanctuary.

Individuals and Animal Organizations

  • Non Human Rights Project NHRP
  • Keith Lindsay, conservation biologist, Amboseli Trust, Kenya
  • David Hancock, former Director, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants FWPZE
  • Voice for Asian Elephants
  • The Kerulos Foundation
  • In Defense of Animals IDA
  • Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado
  • Ray Ryan, former elephant keeper, San Diego Wild Animal Park
  • Derrick Jensen, author, Thought to Exist in the Wild
  • Lucy’s Edmonton Advocacy Project LEAP
  • Elephant Guardians of LA
  • Arte for Elephants
  • Save Elephants Australia
  • Adam Roberts, Board of Directors, Global Federation of Animal
    Sanctuaries, Advisor, The Elephant Project
  • Deena Metzger, author, poet, elephant communicator
  • Lisa Kane, attorney, former member AZA
  • Matt Rossell, fmr Campaigns Director, ADI
  • Nashville Animal Advocacy
  • Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary
  • Sunset Farms Sanctuary
  • Washington State for Elephants
  • NW Animal Foundation
  • Global March for Elephants & Rhinos
  • Trunks Up
  • Stews 4 Elephants
  • Larry Laverty, wildlife photographer, author, Power and Majesty: The Plight and Preservation of the African Elephant
  • Vrienden van de Olifant (Friends of the Elephant)
  • Elephants in Japan
  • Born Free USA
  • Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation
  • The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kenya
  • Animal People
The poor little elephant in her 22 years at the zoo has endured too much, from contracting tuberculosis to being forced into breeding  which resulted in a painful miscarriage. In the interest of truly creating a better zoo, one that acknowledges the specific needs of elephants, I encourage everyone who loves the Oregon Zoo to support the efforts of Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants to encourage the zoo and the Metro government to transfer Chendra to a sanctuary for elephants and in due time transfer each of the remaining beautiful souls.

Larry Laverty
Wildlife Photographer and Writer
Author of Power and Majesty: The Plight and Preservation of the African Elephant

The Business Community

  • Arbonne
  • Clean Machine, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Vclean
  • Look Modern
  • Trash Me Not, LLC
  • Bad and Bruisy Art
  • NicolaturvilleArt
  • Urban Oreganics
  • Veggies Do It Better
  • Portland Vegan Night Market
  • Do Rads Cuts and Color
  • Escape your Chaos
  • Cottage House
  • Cultured Kindness
  • PhitVeganLife
  • Deanna Cintas, Oregon Real Estate Agent
  • Try Vegan PDX
  • Veebles
  • Vegan Dude Foods
  • Light The Way Birthdays
  • MathTutoring
  • Scapegoat Tattoo
  • Reiki Wisdom- Reiki for Animals