We have received this question about Rana’s rescue numerous times, so we figured we would do a post on it. The question is ‘Will you be accompanying Rana on her transport to sanctuary?’
The answer- we wouldn’t have it any other way. If you couldn’t tell, we’re a little protective of the elephants under our care . Honestly we’re protective of many not under our care, but let’s stick with those that are. Legally, the elephants we rescue are not ‘sanctuary property’ (we don’t consider them property, but this is to understand the legalities of it all) until they step onto the trailer to come home. Up until then we can make all of the recommendations we want, but none of the facilities have to follow any of them. Once the trailer door closes behind her, we are allowed to take over.
There is an entire team that will be accompanying Rana on her trip to sanctuary, both from GSE and ESB. Scott will head the team and arrive to the hotel with Daniel in time to set up her transport container. The rest of our team shows up at different times on different days, including our veterinarian. Enough people to ensure Rana has everything she needs, including peace from media and curious on-lookers along the way. The trip will also have a federal police escort, to ensure safety.
During the entire trip, Rana’s team will stay right behind her or next to her, stop when she stops and go when she goes. Rana is precious cargo and will be loved, supported and protected the entire trip.
As we get closer we will go into more of the details of her journey and let you know where you can check for updates and our plans for providing them. But we wanted everyone to rest assured that we will be by Rana’s side the entire trip to sanctuary.
December 10, 2018