Saturday, June 6, 2009

Following Up With Friends Tarra and Bella

CBS News ran this inspiring follow-up on the story of Tarra and Bella, an elephant and a stray dog that warmed hearts everywhere, including my own.

Sure enough, Disney came calling pitching a movie idea with a live action trained elephant and dog. The sanctuary founders said no.

"Animals, elephants especially, aren't on this planet just to serve us. They honestly believe that some animals are here for the same reasons we are, to love and care for others," Steve Hartman notes of the sanctuary founders beliefs. I believe that's true of all animals, in fact.

"They don't need to use them to have value. They have value just being who they are," says Elephant Sanctuary co-founder Scott Blais.

Watch the full video here.