“Every Working Elephant Has A Wounded Soul And A Broken Heart

Tourists are responsible for this abuse.

NEVER trek or ride an elephant – any time – anywhere – ever! Never pay a mahout with a street begging elephant or watch a baby elephant playing in the surf. It is all based on egregious cruelty, torture, abuse and deprivation.”

Do you visit circuses that use animals, do you give money to these awful gimmicky animal tourist attractions, do you watch videos of elephants painting and monkeys riding bikes etc… And laugh? Is this entertainment to you? Because it’s no fun for the animals that are used. Please next time you come across any animals used in entertainment, think about this image. Think about all the things that happen to these very same animals behind the scenes. Is it natural behavior for a monkey to ride a bike or an elephant to paint? Is it natural behaviour for elephants and horses to be dancing in shows with huge noisy crowds? Is this what we are going to reduced these beautiful wild creatures to? Our entertainment?


Attention, New Yorkers! Book lovers! Fairy Tale enthusiasts! People of Tumblr! You all need to hear about this amazing place in New York City called Books of Wonder.
It’s a children’s bookstore in Chelsea that has an amazing collection of Children’s literature from the Wizard of Oz to new releases. I was most obsessed with their Classics and Fairy Tale sections which are absolutely phenomenal! If you are in the city, planning a trip, or even halfway around the world, I highly recommend that you check this place out.

Petra, meaning ‘stone’ is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.

Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.


Children’s Fairyland - Oakland, California

Children’s Fairyland, a feature of the Oakland Park Department, is the dream of every child come true. Located among beautiful oaks in a lovely glade at Lakeside Park in the center of the city, it is a fantasy of design, color, animation and music to delight the child and adult alike.

In 1950, the year Fairyland first opened:

  • Admission cost between 9 and 14 cents
  • Costumed guides led children through the fairytale landscape
  • All of the fanciful storybook sets were created by local architect William Russell Everitt
  • Businessman Arthur Navlet, who owned a successful nursery, designed the gardens — some original plantings still thrive today
  • Walt Disney visited and incorporated ideas from Fairyland in his “magic kingdom,” which opened in Anaheim in 1955
  • Walt Disney also hired Fairyland’s first executive director, Dorothy Manes, and one of their puppeteers, Bob Mills

The park thrived, and in 1956, the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Department hired Burton Weber to promote the wonders inside Fairyland’s gates. Mr. Weber created a program for young children called Fairyland Personalities, which is still part of our Children’s Theater program.

In 1994, the park achieved non-profit status and is still open today!

Special thanks to the Children’s Fairyland website for the information