According to an article from the CNN website, elephants are taking sanctuary in rural Tennessee. 24 sick, old or abused elephants reside in the non-profit 2,700 acre refuge.
Owners Carol Buckley and Scott Blais do not allow visitors to see the elephants. They claim it establishes a natural living environment and that captivity is no life for an elephant. Founded in 1995, this unusual home is the largest of its kind in the United States. For the first time, the non-profit organization is nervous about the year’s funding.
This story is news primarily for its unusualness regarding the location of the sanctuary. It’s given prominence by its size and rarity. Also, the financial difficulties the sanctuary may face in the future raises an element of conflict.
– Brady Burns