Elephant Pants

Pants for elephants? Well, yeah, kind of. They’re a real thing but they’re actually for you to buy in order to support the African Wildlife Foundation’s efforts to save elephants around the world. For every purchase (depending on the price of the purchase) they donate $1 or $4.

Their products are all covered in artistic designs which, naturally, are covered in elephants. So, if you’re an elephant lover like me, it’s a gold mine filled with harem pants, tapestries, shorts, rompers, jewelry and more!

The business was created with the help of Kickstarter in October of 2014 by two elephant phans, Nathan and James. Nathan Coleman was inspired by pants he had purchased in Chiang Mai, Thailand during a visit in September 2013. With compassion for the decreasing population of elephants, the two decided to partner with the AWF’s Say No Campaign with the goal to end poaching.

 


About my purchase:

I bought the “Hattie” pants. They have a high elastic waste, loose legs with pockets and elastic bottoms at the ankles similar to their other pant designs. Each pair has a story. Hattie was from New York City’s Central Park zoo. She was said to be, “the most intelligent of all elephants” so it only makes sense that her style warm and bright hues of orange, purple, teal, and tan. The design makes them comfortable and perfect for yoga. They won’t move around while you’re out adventuring or playing upside down.

The Hattie pants are $25 but I used a code from an ambassador to save 15% use the discount code: KristenL
Also, receive free shipping for purchases over $75!

That’s a good buy. 😉

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Ringling Gives Rights to Elephants, Retiring Them to a Sanctuary

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey have finally announced intentions to retire their elephants from their circus act.

If you haven’t noticed, I love elephants (Relephant Matters, yup that was the first hint). So, this news has me smiling like a complete clown.

P.T. Barnum bought his first elephant in 1892 for “The Greatest Show on Earth” which featured the oldest woman, the mermaid, the world’s largest man and so much more. Now, the circus is home to 43 Asian elephants. The creatures that average 9 feet tall and 4 short tons are transported in trucks and trains only to arrive at a show where elephant trainers often instruct the animals using chains, whips and bullhooks that hook into the animals’ skin. Rhode Island was the first state to ban the use of this tool. Oakland and Los Angeles, California have also restricted the use of bullhooks.

This decision has been a long time coming and still has a long time to go. The circus elephants will continue working until their retirement in 2018. At that time, they will be sent to a 200-acre sanctuary in Florida that is currently being prepared for them.