I am in Santa Barbara tonight and received a very warm welcome from friends and elephant enthusiasts. The theatre was full.
Since Love and Bananas launched earlier this year, there has been a group of people who organized against us. It is the typical people who receive some kind of benefit from riding and circus the beautiful Gray. The group set up a slander campaign, including cyber bullying of our supporters. Their PR team wrote letters to all the theatres around the USA, where the film was viewing, asking them to not host Love and Bananas. Their plan to foil the film’s exposure was unsuccessful. It was perhaps an even greater turnout, as the people curious to the slander, and people wanted to see the film for themselves.
I would like to thank all of my elephant friends who come from many places to join us.
My elephant education tour carries on to a few more cities. Thanks so much to those who helped to transport me here by donating air miles to my trip, and to those friends who provided accommodation for me in their homes. To those friends who have restaurants, we are grateful for becoming our kitchen while we are here. With all of your kind support, we are strengthened for the work ahead, and firmly resolved in our will to protect our beloved elephant.
Thanks Martin Ch for the video .