December 30, 2019

I know, we are supposed to wish people a peaceful New Year and in one respect I do- I hope that each and everyone of our friends, fans and supporters can find time to enjoy that calm, relaxing inner peace that seems harder and harder to find in our modern times.

But thi...

September 10, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d be hard pressed to avoid the grim situation this planet of ours is facing.


Devastating hurricanes, forests on fire from Australia to Brazil, species dying, oceans full of plastic, I could go on, but I am sure you get the pi...

August 7, 2019

One of the more interesting (and surprisingly common) reactions people have, upon entering our Arte for Elephants booth, is tears.

I can’t remember ever doing a show where someone, clearly overcome with love for elephants, hasn’t looked at my elephant portraits and star...

July 1, 2019

You’d think that after four years on the road with Arte for Elephants, I’d be just a little bit jaded.  Once we head out in late summer for our “season’ on the road the activity level goes up 100%, and for two people clocking in 50+ years, the pace is downright exhaus...

June 17, 2019

Ah June, start of summer, beloved of brides all over the world.

But here at Arte for Elephants, June invariably causes a throat closing panic as I wake up from my spring stupor and think,

“Holy Moly! The holiday season is approaching and I haven’t done a dang thing!”

To a...

May 24, 2019

“What would you know about it? You don’t have an elephant in your backyard!”

Comments like the one above rang out fast and furious this week as news that the newly elected government in Botswana was going to reopen the country to trophy hunting, fell like a bomb around...

April 23, 2019

Nepal, land of mystery and adventure- home of the Himalayas, a range of mountains that both thrills us and terrifies us, land of Mount Everest!

Thousands of people visit this Asian country (sandwiched in between India and Tibet) every year, hoping to retrace the footste...

April 8, 2019

Social media has been on fire this past week as wildly opposing groups from the left and the right all came together to celebrate the death of a poacher in Africa who was apparently, trampled to death by an elephant, then eaten by a lion.

If the Internet were a street,...

March 8, 2019

March 8th, is International Woman’s Day, a day in which we laud the accomplishments of women from Washington DC to the rainforests of the Amazon and all points in between. 

Despite pernicious misogyny, global oppression and slights both large and small, anyone who works...

March 5, 2019

If you love elephants and you are on social media, you’d have to be living under a rock not to notice the truly alarming news out of Botswana. Daily breaking stories (often accompanied by sickening images) outlining the new President’s opinions and ideas for handling t...

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