Elephanatics Christmas Gift Wrapping by Donation – this weekend!!

This weekend Elephanatics will be Christmas gift wrapping by donation at the gigantic Knights’ Christmas Market. Over 100 vendors, live music, a bistro, raffles, 50/50 draws, baked goods, book fair, handmade artisans and brimming cups of Christmas cheer! 100% of net proceeds go to rescuing a tourism elephant in Thailand and taking her to sanctuary. Huge thanks to our sponsors – Eddie’s Hang-Up Display Ltd. and STMC Knights Christmas Market.

If you can help volunteer or share this message – thank you!

Contact Leanne Fogary at elephanaticsinfo@gmail.com if you wish to donate your time to this worthy cause.


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Elephanatics Summer/Fall Newsletter


Pub Night 2018 fundraiser for MEP

Elephants Like to party Too, a fundraiser for Mara Elephant Project in Kenya

What a huge success! Last night’s “Elephants Like to Party Too!” Pub Night raised $6,000 for the Mara Elephant Project! We didn’t dream of raising that amount so thank you. Our volunteers were amazing – thank you to Carol-Ann, Brian, Lorne, Eva, Chelsey, Linda, Lauren, Stacy, Janice, Susan and Emmalee. Thanks also to our silent auction sponsors – LUSH Cosmetics Vancouver – West 4th Avenue, Garry Ho, White Spot Restaurants in Grandview Heights, Carol-Ann & Brian, Mehndi & More Body Art, Dave & Tessa, Elephant Garden Creamery, Susan, Twin Sails Brewing, Fran & Lorne Duthie, Library Square Public House, ECM Espresso Coffee Machines Co., FlyOver Canada and Ziptrek Ecotours Inc. Our appreciation also goes out to Sam and his crew at Library Square Public House for being the ultimate hosts.

Ivory Free Canada

Sign and share our petition! More than 450,000 have signed already – thank you! If you haven’t added your name yet, please help us get to 500,000 signatures.

Giving Elephants a Voice on World Elephant Day



August 7, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – With World Elephant Day fast approaching, Elephanatics, an elephant advocacy organization in Vancouver, wants to stomp out legislation that still allows elephant ivory to be sold within Canada. August 12 is World Elephant Day and they state there is no better way to celebrate the world’s largest land animal than by asking the Canadian Government to close the legal domestic trade in elephant ivory.

“Each year over 20,000 elephants are killed for their ivory. By banning the trade of elephant ivory in Canada we are saying no to poaching, which is the largest threat to this species right now”, says Fran Duthie, president of Elephanatics. “The #ivoryfreecampaign aims to put pressure on the government to change legislation. The best way to do that is through the voices and support of fellow Canadians.”

Elephanatics currently has a petition available at elephanatics.org urging the government to ban the trade in elephant ivory in order to help change the fate of thousands of elephants each year. Tessa Vanderkop, advocacy director for Elephanatics says, “The United Kingdom was one of the biggest hubs for ivory sales and has enforced some of the toughest legislation to ban ivory. It’s time for Canada to step up to the plate and do the right thing.”

On March 14, Elephanatics sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, asking the federal government to close the domestic trade of elephant ivory in

Canada. The letter was backed by 95 national and international signatories including International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society International, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, Big Life Foundation, Wildlife Direct and Dr. Richard Leakey.

Although elephants do not live in Canada’s backyard, Canadian people can prevent the looming extinction of these iconic creatures by signing the petition. Over 192,000 people have already signed to end this cruel trade. Elephanatics is determined to reach 200,000 signatures by World Elephant Day on August 12. They hope to attract the eyes and hearts of the federal government to create an elephant ivory-free Canada. To help them reach their goal, the public can sign and share the petition.


Elephanatics is a Vancouver-based elephant advocacy organization that promotes the long-term survival of African and Asian elephants through conservation, education and action.

Media Contact

Tessa Vanderkop – Director of Advocacy 604-789-8886 elephanaticsinfo@gmail.com

Elephants Like Too Party Too! Pub Night



We are Elephanatics, an elephant advocacy organization in Vancouver. Our mission is to raise awareness of the poaching crisis in Africa and the unethical tourism trade in Asia.

We strive to educate people through various mediums of outreach. The last four years we hosted the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. This year we are hosting a burger and beer fundraiser at Library Square Public House. It’s a fun night where you can eat, drink, socialize and help save elephants!

Your ticket will include a burger, a beer and a donation. 100% of the net money raised will be sent to the Mara Elephant Project in Kenya. The project uses anti-poaching rangers, the collaring and monitoring of elephants, and the separation of farmers and elephants to save and protect African elephants from extinction. There will also be a fabulous silent auction for you to bid on and some light entertainment.

Please invite your friends, family and anyone who loves elephants to help support a good cause and have a good time doing so! You will help stop the death of up to 20,000 elephants every year in Africa.

Thank you for checking us out. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Go to this link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/elephants-like-to-party-too-pub-night-tickets-48150451296#

– Elephanatics

Ride A Bike Not An Elephant at Khatsahlano Days!

Great turn out for our ‘Ride a Bike not an Elephant ‘ event at #KhatsahlanoDays
Learn more about the unethical tourism trade at www. Elephanatics.org
A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the volunteers who came out to help and support our cause. A special thank you to https://pedegoelectricbikes.ca/dealers/pedego-electric-bikes-vancouver/ for lending us one of their fantabulous electric bikes!

You are all #elephantamazing!

Khatsahlano Days July 7th

Come join the fun at the annual Khatsahlano Street Party. Local bands, artisans, food trucks, giveaways and more! Look for the Elephanatics tent where we will be promoting our “Ride A Bike Not An Elephant” campaign to protect elephants from the unethical tourism industry. Our very popular “Ride A Bike Not An Elephant” t-shirts will be for sale for $30, as well as other cute elephant items. 100% of the net profit will go to free an abused elephant to a sanctuary in Asia. Get your photo taken with our awesome 2-metre, blow-up elephant! Free temporary tattoos and lots of elephant information! Hope to see you there! 🙂

Semi Final Pink Tshirt


Gelato Sales = Success for #Elephants

Another successful gelato sale at Killarney Secondary School. A huge shout out to all the students in the Elephanatics club who took time from their busy year-end schedules to raise awareness and money for #elephants. A special BIG ‘Thank You’ to teacher, Tess Elia whose dedication and commitment made it all happen. We are so very grateful to all of you.

Elephanatics SPRING 2018 Newsletter