Crist, Eileen (2020) Protecting nature, freeing beings. Animal Sentience 28(13)
Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding
Large-scale protection of nature is needed to address the ecological crisis. Big animals are connected with this mandate: They are threatened worldwide; they play important ecological roles; and the vast areas they require support a host of lifeforms. But visionary conservation is not only a pragmatic necessity. It is an ethical imperative, for comprehensive nature protection and restoration that supports the good life for all. The story of Asian elephants is part of this bigger story. We must find compassionate ways to free captive elephants and restore a world in which they, and countless others, may live free and flourish.